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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Fruit Beer
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Forêt Noire is a reddish-black ale brewed with a mixture of malts (Carafa, Special B) which give it real body and depth - a color and texture reminiscent of chocolate torte. The beer is then blended with cherry wine and fermented cherries, resulting in a dark, roasty beer balanced by the fruity tartness of cherry. A perfect after dinner drink. The beer was named after the famous Black Forest cake: a combination of chocoolate cake and candied cherry. Cheers !

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdañsk, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
330ml bottle generously sent by derA as a part of European local swap, many thanks.

Cherries over dark chocolate and dark malts aroma. Taste is full of chocolate body and cherry sourness with a soft sprinkling carbonation. Some pleasant vinegar and mild funkiness in the aroma, love the fruity cherry and chocolate mix character of this beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7943) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2017
330, capped. Pours an opaque dark mahogany with a dense and fizzy surging light tan head that settles quickly. Big sweet dark chocolate notes on the nose, cherries there too, not raging tart in the aromatics. Creamy, fizzy, medium body, carb is lively but not intrusive. Jammy red wine notes playing off the cherries come up strong on the mid palate, chocolate takes a back seat but does not go away. Long tart finish with earthy dark chocolate counterpoint. Very pleasant and interesting and drinkable--great balance between complexity and approachability.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (904) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
I bought this bottle from the grain d’orges in Crissier. We drank it for the Birthday of my wife. In my point of view, it is an original beer but it sounds more a Belgian Kriek than a stout. It is a good product, the body is an intense black and red color, thin foam, the carbonation is a bit sparkling and the taste is definitely sour and there is a nice and strong notes of cherry, the malt and the hop are hidden by the sourness, even though it is a good beer, I think or before or after the meal.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lrkmilani (125) - BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2017
Had it from a bottle. It is possible to notice the Kirch on the smell and when tasting the beer. Less bitter than I expected - almost wine like. It is an interesting mixture the Kirch and Beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
330 cL bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours dark brown, looking ruby through direct light, with tan head. Nose is heavy cherry, dark malt, fig. Tastes tart, like a cherry sour, with some sweetness, and earthy lactic tartness. I’m not going to get into semantics, and this is a solid beer whatever you call it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (13061) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle, thanks Anstei, thanks! Almost black with a red haze. Cherry, caramel and vinous notes in the aroma. Sour flavor. Cherries, caramel, oak. Red fruit. Some rest sweetness but the sour notes dominate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
33cl bottle from a trade with SinH4, many thanks Stefan!! Pours pours deep reddish brown colour with a mid-sized good lasting tan head. Aroma of tart cherries, cherry cake, dark malt, some chocolate. Taste of tart cherries, wood, cherry cake with chocolate, quite nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1981) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Tap at CBFZ 2016. Rather soft aroma of cherries and a bit of barrel. Intense fruit flavour of cherries, tart, bitter, sweet and sour all at the same time. Fizzy carbonation, juicy. Dry kirsch palate. Great balance between components. A beer that deserves to be on the top list of Swiss beers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Very tart, good cherry taste. Bottle shared at volo. Very dark with some head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Listed as an imperial stout? Reakly? Bottle at Bar Isabel Toronto . Far to hr funky sour side not a stout balanced with spart cherry but sour cherry wit a touch of stout


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