3 French Hens - The Bruery
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Reviews by thetastywort:
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. I drank this about 2 months ago and am just catching up on uploading all of my reviews.
A - Pours a murky brown with a slight tint of red with a light brown head and moderate lacing. About 1 finger head with good retention.
S - A beautifully complex blend of aromas. Nice brown sugar, malty, and faint tart, fruity hint. It ends nicely with a holiday-like spice such as clove and nutmeg. .
T - Taste starts out like a dark Belgian ale with a bit of leather. I think I taste a hint of toffee before the dark fruit flavors come in. There is definitely that Belgian yeast flavor that The Bruery prides itself on. Extremely complex and yet, familiar to their Anniversary recipe.
M - Body is light to moderate. A small amount of carbonation upfront that mellows after 10-15 minutes. Surprisingly dry finish.
D - This is a very complex beer and should mellow with age. Alcohol is well hidden. I definitely want to hold onto some of these bottles for a vertical in about 8 years. I slightly remember the barrel-aged version as being even more robust and desirable than the regular version.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2011 22:21:26 | More by thetastywort
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