Puy D'Enfer - Brasserie Mélusine
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.15/5 rDev -4.5%
330ml brown bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. It has to have one of the best labels I've ever seen.
Pours a pretty hazy deep umber orange with a little bit of frothy off-white head at the start, but this dissipates pretty quickly leaving almost nothing but the finest of rings around the edge of the glass. Very fine bubbled carbonation when tilted, however, forming in stern, persistent streams from the edge of the glass. The lack of head is disappointing, otherwise, it's decent enough.
Nose is immediately very sweet, with a little spice coming through. Sticky date pudding, soft caramel and a thick artificial vanilla are dominant, with a suggestion of oak and red apples. There's a dark toffee character to the sweetness that stops it from being purely cloying, but there's no doubt that the aroma is very thick and sweet.
Taste is marginally better in that it's not just the sticky toffee mess I expected it to be, and there's a pleasant booziness coming through which lifts the centre of the palate to an airy restraint. But it still tastes sweet, even if it's not as thick and cloying as I feared it might be. Slight spice comes through, but not enough, and on the back palate, I'm left with a significant worty stickiness that hangs around before diving into a vegetative funk in the aftertaste.
Feel is actually quite flat and dead, and relies more than it should on booze to provide the dynamics.
Overall (amazing label notwithstanding), this is an extremely disappointing beer. It's overly sweet and rather simple. What's more, once I'd drunk about half the bottle, there was an unpleasant build-up of heat on the back palate, that was unwarranted and unearned. It made me think it very average for a beer of its style and strength.
11-02-2013 01:50:30 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.33/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours hazy orange/amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet malt, bready notes, soft spicy phenols and soft booze.
Sweet malty flavours too, a bit one-dimensional though. Some booze and bready malt.
Body feels overly syrupy.
Couldn't quite work out what the aim was here.
01-15-2013 10:29:12 | More by CrazyDavros
3.43/5 rDev +3.9%
Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2010.
Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : floral and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : fruity flavours, with spicy notes and alcohol presence.
Drinkability : an average beer in the Belgian style Tripel. (beer name inspired from "Puy du Fou" festival in Vendée).
11-10-2010 20:34:45 | More by thierrynantes
Puy D'Enfer from Brasserie Mélusine
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.