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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: 98
Gots: 373 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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zimmerbloke

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopsbreath for this bomber. Split and poured into a New Belgium globe glass.

A: Very close to opaque with hints of a very dark translucent reddish brown on the edges. Very slight, quickly dissipating head with large, thin bubbles.

S: Interesting... hint of spices, fruit sweetness. Smooth, slightly dry. Very unique malt composition as well, very hard for me to put a finger on what, exactly.

T: Tastes strongly of pears and brown sugar. This is extremely unique, but I enjoy it. A little bit of alcohol heat. Slightly dry in the mouth as well. Grape flavors are very slight, but pretty well balanced.

M: Feels a little bit thinner than I was expecting, but as the beer warms, it fits really well. Carbonation is very low, a little to the detriment of the beer as a whole.

D: Very nice. A slow drinking beer, but the flavor is excellent and extremely interesting; fun to drink.

Really an interesting beer. Picked up a bottle to age, I'm curious to see how this develops.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 07:37:50 | More by zimmerbloke
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3 French Hens from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.