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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10215) - 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 (12814) - 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 (18100) - 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 (1471) - 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 (11516) - 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 (3361) - 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

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
andrewsharpe (12) - - MAR 29, 2016
Had at Bar Volo in Toronto, ON, Canada. Very tasty and good price. More sour than stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2512) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
0,33l bottle at Vienna Tasting shared by Cuso, big thanks, also thanks to santa anstei for providing the bottle . BB 12/2019. almost black color, small tan head. smells of lightly sour, some funk, marzipan, wood, nutty, light dried fruits, some cherry. bit weird but quite nice smell. full body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sourish, some berry notes, cherries, light licorice, marzipan, tobacco, bit peppery. finishes lightly sour with notes of green apples and marzipan. quite nice stuff, great drinkability. overall great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from my Secret Santa, many thanks anstei. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Sour, fruity aroma with roasted malt, chocolate. Cherries in taste with dark malt, chocolate. Long fruity sour finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (2053) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle kindly shared Cuso. Many thanks! Dark brown pour with tan head. Aroma of cherries, chocolate and light roast. Big cherry taste with chocolate and dark Malts. Quite tart and fruity. Fruity finish.


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