3 French Hens - The Bruery
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3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a wine glass because I felt fancy.
Murky burnt umber. A half-finger head of light fizzy tan pops away with speed, leaving behind a thin ring with no lace.
The nose is enticingly meaty. I get sweet dates, brown sugar, vinous oak and savory teriyaki.
The amount of toasty dark bread is increased in the flavor, lending mild burnt notes. The sweet stuff: dates, brown sugar, maple. New oak melds nicely with toffee, green apple and plum sauce, adding a nice vanilla accent to the rich dark fruits. At the swallow, a hint of soy at the swallow is noticeable before the dry, oaky finish.
Carbonation is light and tongue-tingling as I move the soft almost-medium body about. Creamy fizz is apparent, but alcohol isn’t, which for 10 percent ABV is absolutely incredible.
What a crazy-smooth and unique blend of flavors. Sweet and mildly spicy, with the perfect balance of oak inside, Three French Hens is highly enjoyable. Can't wait to try the barrel-aged version.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2011 22:33:08 | More by Phelps
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3 French Hens from The Bruery
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