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Trois Poules Francais - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 20
Gots: 83 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IKR on 12-30-2011)
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Solether

California

5/5  rDev +27.9%

01-25-2012 23:41:21 | More by Solether
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

09-16-2012 18:33:46 | More by kjkinsey
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Rjhami

California

4.72/5  rDev +20.7%

Dark ruby red/brown-orange. Holds a steady CM wide head leaving lacing all over the glass. This is a beautiful beer.

Red grapes and a tangy tartness are abundant in the nose. A small dose of yeast lingers in the finish.

Rich, dark, berry-fruit meet sour tart. High acidity is blended masterfully.

Effervescent & medium bodied. Have noticed some Bruery sours lately lacking in this area but this one is spot on.

Being a big fan of Syrah wines I was anxious to try this one. It lived up to my hopes and then some coming through as a big, bold, robust sour yet incredibly drinkable. This beer drinks like it's in the 7-8% range... I could drink this all night. This is what you share with a wine drinker to turn them on to craft beer. It will only get better with age, my cellar needs more.

01-07-2012 05:17:21 | More by Rjhami
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-01-2012 16:02:20 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-01-2012 15:47:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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usofar

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-06-2012 07:16:09 | More by usofar
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Hirshi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-11-2014 13:39:31 | More by Hirshi
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SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-06-2012 16:06:26 | More by SageO
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-05-2014 13:17:03 | More by Gotti311
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

09-19-2012 01:17:42 | More by BeerHunter76
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BrewtifulMind

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-28-2012 03:02:14 | More by BrewtifulMind
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DoubleJ

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-06-2012 06:48:44 | More by DoubleJ
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AndrewK

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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DovaliHops

California

4.47/5  rDev +14.3%

Pours a very murky, reddish-brown color with some off-white bubbles. Not necessarily head...just bubbles. Hope the carbonation is right. Scent is very tart with some cherry and grape aromas. A very nice sour cherry scent with some sweet, dark fruit aromas. Slightly funky. Taste is initially sweet vanilla and dark fruit flavors. Wow, as this beer warms up, it becomes a deep, complex masterpiece of a beer. Amazing oak and vanilla flavors with some awesome cherry, grape, and dark fruit flavors. I don't know if it's the sweet fruits mixed with the vanilla and tartness, but there is a hint of brandy. Lovely tartness and funky yeast flavors. Finishes rich and sweet. Mouthfeel is the only place this beer falls short. It's the same as when I rated Cuvee de Tomme. I thought the beer was a complete masterpiece, but I just can't get into these low-no carbonation beers. Luckily this one leans more toward the "low" than "no". I agree this beer should not be overly-carbed...but a bit more would be nice. Drinkability is high, as this beer is delicious with the ABV well-hidden. Overall, this is an AMAZING beer with such complexity...you can just tell there was a lot of work into making this one.

01-03-2012 07:00:59 | More by DovaliHops
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augustgarage

California

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Trappist Westvleteren goblet.

Liquid is a torpid mass of bole with hints of copper topped by a faint layer of wheat colored foam. Very delicate lacing and faint legs.

Rich fruity aromatics present with tremendous subtlety. Syrah grapes have a distinctive dark berry-like potency; this is accompanied by a lovely acidic note with further complexity from the oak. A touch of caramel apples and leather arrive a bit later.

Cherry, melon, rich red wine, vinuous acidity, cola, and an herbaceous/rooty element as well are all abundant on the palate. Quite complex...finishes dry and tannic with a bit of leather and wet wood. Suggestive of a Flanders Red Ale at times, though it is almost more of a wine than an ale in other ways. A touch of vanilla comes out as the ale warms.

Low but sufficient carbonation, slick, and medium-bodied. Alcohol is well disguised.

Difficult to classify (and therefore rate), but not hard to enjoy. A nice surprise from the Bruery who just keeps getting better at making sours.

01-08-2012 08:22:09 | More by augustgarage
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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California

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California

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Michigan

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Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.