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Trois Poules Francais - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 20
Gots: 82 | 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, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Solether, Jan 25, 2012
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kjkinsey, Sep 16, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Rjhami, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

fo1ksguitar, Feb 01, 2012
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BeerFMAndy, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

FreshmanPour77, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

usofar, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Hirshi, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

SageO, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

A surprising beer that I actually quite enjoyed.

A huge beer that offers thick sweetness. Not much Belgian yeast for a Belgian Dark. Lots of grape and red wine character. Almost a hint of tart from the grape skins.

The beer is one of the most relevant beers to red wine I've ever had.

dar482, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Gotti311, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BeerHunter76, Sep 19, 2012
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BrewtifulMind, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

DoubleJ, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

AndrewK, Apr 07, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

DovaliHops, Jan 03, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

augustgarage, Jan 08, 2012
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Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.