Trois Poules Francais - The Bruery
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3.6/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
06-19-2013 03:35:39 | More by KickInTheChalice
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
05-08-2013 01:32:45 | More by jvillefan
3.28/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
05-01-2013 19:32:58 | More by Phyl21ca
4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
03-31-2013 04:20:13 | More by ngeunit1
3.79/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
02-26-2013 01:54:53 | More by corby112
3.13/5 rDev -20.6%
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.
02-23-2013 19:43:54 | More by DocJitsu
3.4/5 rDev -13.7%
The ushe, dark brown with lacing on the rim.
Grape, a light funk, raisin, very subdued oak.
A sour pang at the forefront, opens with citrus, then the sour cherry flavors hit and the finish is wine and vinegar. One of the most winelike beers I've ever had. I wonder what a wine lover would think.
Mouthfeel is strong, feels good and heavy in the mouth (that's what she said). Light carbonation.
Nice beer. The years are definitely going to alter this thing. Its very pungent and flavorful now, I think it would be a bit more delicate with age.
11-26-2012 03:20:31 | More by ptykozoon
3.23/5 rDev -18%
Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for hooking this one up! Poured into a tulip. The color is very dark brown. There is a nice light tan head.
The aroma is very grapey. This blends well with some notes of brown sugar and molasses. Raisins really shine through also. After smelling this for longer, I get a little more vanilla.
The taste is surprisingly tart (when compared to the aroma). There is a mild sugary sweetness on the tongue.
This is medium bodied. There s mellow carbonation. This tastes pretty good, but other than the aroma, everything else is just okay.
10-26-2012 14:12:30 | More by andrewinski1
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.
The beer is dark chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers oak, wild yeast, caramel malt, a touch of cherries, light spice. Tart and sweet cherry flavors with prevalent wild yeast. Oak and bacteria. Maybe some purple grapes. It tastes like an imperial Oude Tart, though not as tasty. Medium bodied and sufficiently tart. Overall, this was enjoyable.
09-25-2012 02:22:08 | More by Huhzubendah
Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.