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Trois Poules Francais - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.91%
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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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

IPAyForHops, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Nothin' like drinking a beer with such a froggy moniker whilst listening to the Singing Nun serenade me with "Dominique". Truth. Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by a finger of relatively short-lived cream foam. The nose comprises dark fruits, extra fig, light Temperanillo grapes, light gingerbread, and a spice mixture that includes mace, allspice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slightly stronger red wine component and a darker char on the gingerbread. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy-ish feel. Overall, a solid enough BSDA, one whose red wine-ish character doesn't really jive well with its surroundings, but the rest ain't half bad at all.

TMoney2591, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tbone1384, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

N17shelfside, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of topdown
3/5  rDev -22.9%

topdown, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.43/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown body. No head. A couple stray bubbles.

Appearance - Red wine. Vinous. Malty. A bit meaty from a sulfur aroma.

Taste - Sour. Decent right up front, but goes downhill. Sulfur flavor takes over. Unpleasant and even a bit bitter in the back.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium heavy.

Overall - It doesn't start off terrible, but it goes downhill quickly.

Alieniloquium, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BAsbill, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Trois Poules Francais has a hazy cherry brown sugar brown color iwth a quick-fading eggshell head that fades quickly to a ring around the edge.

Alcohol comes into the nose first, with soft brown sugar, some tart grapes, a bit of dried out brown sugar, and some lemon.

The flavor has just a ghost of its former sweet self. Some toasted bread with brown sugar quickly turns into a strong lemon flavor. Some acetic Syrah grapes contributes to the sour flavor toward the end.

The mouthfeel starts in the middle and turns light as the body moves on. Carbonation is on the light side. There is a light lemon puckering sensation throughout.

Overall the sour barrel treatment does not really add a lot of value to this beer. It was fine, but not really better than too many beers in the same style I have had.

KickInTheChalice, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

moonknight31, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ajzy, May 14, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A deep golden red body with less the. A half a finger of ivory laced head.

S: A lot of grape in the aroma. There was dark fruit and roast with Belgian spice. Well balanced.

T: Too much grape. Grape juice the the dominate flavor. It is still a good be but could be great with less grape. There is a lot of Belgian character as well.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Good beer. Worth seeking out.

jvillefan, May 08, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy red color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of red wine notes with light vinegar with sour grapes notes. Taste is dominated by tart notes from the grapes with some oak and some vinous notes with light residual sugar at the end. Acidity level is well balanced. There are also some funky notes which work more or less well with the rest of the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Average sour available for a non-average price.

Phyl21ca, May 01, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-red with a thin finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades very quickly.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, grapes, oak, vanilla, red wine, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, and other spices, candi sugars, touch of funk, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, grapes, raisins and other dark fruits, some sourness, red wine, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, other spices, candi sugars, some funk, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Great complex BSDA. Good overall balance and the barrel comes through nicely.

ngeunit1, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AshleyMiller, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

orangesol, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

imperialking, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring.   Spotty lacing left behind.

The aroma is dominated by a strong red wine barrel presence that gives off vinous fruits such as grape, plum and raisin which are complimented by earthy oak, sweet booze and peppery spice notes.  Subtle medicinal presence along with some sweet malts but the barrel notes overpower most of the unpleasantness of the base beer.

Medium bodies with a really sweet vinous red wine flavor that lingers over the zesty spice and dark malts into a slightly dry finish.  Slightly tart with a strong barrel presence that gives off oak,meed wine and lots of vikous dark fruit.  Hints of grape, plum, date, fig and currant countered slightly roasted malt sweetness and peppery spice.  Very subtle medicinal/syrupy presence with some caramel and toffee flavor.  I found the regular 3 French Hens an undrinkable mess but the addition of stray grapes and red wine barrel aging have really toned things down.  A bit heavy on the vinous fruit/red wine flavors but the overbearing alcohol and insane spiciness are kept in check.  Complex, flavorful and pretty easy to drink considering how strong it is.  A major improvement.

corby112, Feb 26, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a lifeless, nearly opaque, dark root beer brown color, with nearly no head at all. A very thin cap of nitrogen-infused-like head appears just before it goes away for good. It's quite unattractive. The aroma is comprised by a little date in the background and tart chardonnay in the foreground. The mouthfeel is wet up front, with medium body, but finishes a little dry. The flavor is very tart and causes the palate to long for something sweet for balance. There's no disguising the wine grapes used in making this beer. It finishes pretty cleanly.

DocJitsu, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

laxer8811, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

sliverX, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

FreshmanPour77, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

hoppymcgee, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.