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3 French Hens - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 97
Gots: 373 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Three French Hens is the third in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. We again drew some inspiration from the name and decided that at least a portion of this beer had to be aged in French oak barrels. What we came out with is a bold and spicy Belgian Dark Strong Ale, 25% aged in oak. This beer is designed to take the journey through time until 12 Drummers Drumming, but is a delightful holiday treat right off the shelf.

(Beer added by: claspada on 10-08-2010)
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a big airy and frothy light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving only minimal lacing behind.

S: Loads of brown sugar and caramel. Get some overripe, almost tart dark fruits; some raisin, dates and even some apples. Little bit of spice in there too.

T: Sweet burnt sugar, caramel and brown sugar up front with just a hint of toffee. Turns fruity in the middle with the dark fruits mentioned above, primarily raisin with just a touch of that tart apple. Finishes with some cloves and a little earthiness and spices. Touch drying with some decent oak in the lingering aftertaste. Little bit of sting in the aftertaste, perhaps from the higher ABV.

M: Slick, smooth and fairly heavy. Carbonation helps keep it from being too thick.

O: Not a bad BSDA. Very malty, sweet and fruity. Oak is surprisingly strong for being only 25% barrel aged. Not overpowering, just a nice element of complexity in the finish. Tasty and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 02:37:12 | More by Dope
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3 French Hens from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.