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Trois Poules Francais - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
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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Photo of harrymel
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

harrymel, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Dan25D
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Dan25D, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of yourefragile
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Thanks to Thorpe429 and Drabmuh for hooking me up with this.

Pours a murky, fairly dark crimson mahogany with an off white head and minimal lacing. Strong, fruity aroma of red grapes and wine, with minimal oak, vanilla and acidity. Sweet fruity flavor as expected but also a much strong sour, slightly acetic presence that wasn't in the nose. Mild, thin body with a tannic, dry finish. Very little alcohol presence surprisingly. Didn't enjoy the flavor as much as the nose, but was surprised how much I enjoyed this.

yourefragile, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a fairly-dark brown with a bit of a crimson hue. Off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some nice wine notes and a bit of grape, plus some dark fruits, oak, and a very faint acidity. The flavor does not disappoint after that, with nice vinous notes plus some oak-barrel character. Some fruit and good barrel character throughout. Body is medium with a nice dry, semi-tannic finish. Good vinous character throughout. I'm a fan indeed.

Thorpe429, Mar 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Jakers90, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

2beerdogs, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ObeMaltKinobee, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of phichifiji00
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brown with a slightly reddish/purple hue. Subtle white head that fades very quickly. Almost no lacing.

Smell: Red wine, vinegar, bell pepper.

Taste: red wine, vinegar, oak, slightly tart.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, smooth, slightly tart.

Overall: A tasty beer. The syrah elements are very prevalent. Only a hint of the underlying beer comes through.

phichifiji00, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

DoubleJ, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark raisin brown with a thin but fluffy head that faded into a soapy film. The nose is full of tart dark fruits, berries and grapes. Very vinous smelling. The tastes follows suit with tart but clean flavors of vinous grapes, raisin and hint of lemony citrus. I get a hint of cocoa and leather in the finish. Mouthfeel is very dry and tart and the carbonation is tight and tingly. Overall this is a mouthwatering sour, and definitely enjoyable and easy to drink.

scottfrie, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of BrewtifulMind
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

BrewtifulMind, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer served in a Bruery glass, you should try it, it heightens the pleasure.

Beer is brown and hazy with a lazy thin head of small bubbles but lots and lots of carbonation, some lacing, low retention though.

Aroma is sweet and sour, mildly acetic, mostly funk and oak though, like a flanders or a St. Lam from Cantillon, it has that character to it.

Beer is thin and funky with a dry finish, not as much fruit detected as I would hope but this beer comes off completely like a Flanders Bruin. A very nice beer overall, just not as complex as I was hoping. I'd definitely have it again.

drabmuh, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of seeswo
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brownish, orangey red. Yeah. The nose is cherry and grape tartness, but also regular flavored bubble gum and a bit of oak and spice. What a strange and interesting smelling beer. Unfortunately, it doesn't taste as intriguing as the nose. The tart fruit flavors (predominantly grape) sit alongside a substantial spice and bubble gum sweetness. It comes together as a confused hodgepodge of flavor - the grape experiment doesn't work for me because it is layered on a beer that is too big and has too much sweetness already, such that the grape tartness is more in competition with the BSDA base than in harmony with it. It has a medium-light mouthfeel with a medium-light carbonation. Overall, this doesn't come together for me. Interesting experiment for sure, but generally speaking, this was not a success. As a dark sour beer, the Wanderer more successfully embraced the concept.

seeswo, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1103rd Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Tulip
750 ml

2011 Bottle

App- Okay so this really is a mish mash of colors. Seems to be a mix of brown, red, purple. Kinda of a plum color with very little bubbles. On the second pour I get more of the cling but color is still a muddled brow/purple.

Smell- I'm not gonna go into a lot of detail but instead a list. Grape, Cherry, Spice, Sour, Sweet, Oak. Not overly balanced but still aromatic and blended

Taste- I really appreciate the BOOM of oak flavor I get on this one and then immediately I get the grape flavors coming in. The sour and sweet notes come in next and last is the remaining of the BSDA spice to it. A good beer and very large. Sneaky boozy with the sour and sweet, you never realize its 10.4%

Mouth- A thin medium with a certain low-medium carbonation. Very oaky/fruit residual flavor.

Drink- So I enjoyed it but something was just off for me. It was very good, please don't get me wrong. I think it spent too much time in the barrel and diluted some of the softness and complexity of a great base beer.

FosterJM, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Destral, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Ultraman9000, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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

BeerFMAndy, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bsuedekum, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of waltonc
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brownish bergundy with light head. Smells quite similar to 3 French hens - but more vinous red wine qualities. Taste is considerably different from 3fh. Really tastes like a red wine with carbonation - quite tannic for a beer, leather, puckering tartness. Much less sweet tasting than 3fh. Medium-bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, a very nice beer. But as with many offerings from the Bruery, a 750ml bottle is way too big. If I want that much or am sharing with others, 12 ounce bottles would work fine. Just open two.

waltonc, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for opening this one up.

A: Pours a murky burgundy color with a little bit of off-white colored bubbles forming around the edges. Not much lacing.

S: Nice tartness with some cherry and a little bit of grape, some other dark fruit. A little bit of spice and funk.

T: Nice dark fruit flavors combined with some nice tartness. Fruit flavors include cherry and grape with a slight wine/tannic flavor to it. There is a little bit of vanilla and oak come out as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Easy drinking though.

O: Quite good. Hard to say what the barrels did to the base beer since I have not had it yet, but this was a tasty beer.

mdaschaf, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Solether, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

rmaste6282, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sandstone for this one.

Pours a murky burgundy color, opaque against the light. The head rises to a one inch cap, and slowly settles to a collar. Fruity, peppery nose, a lot of juicy red grape with dark, semi-sweet malt, very vinous. Tastes really nice, big on the vinous fruit flavors with a moderate acidity. Peppery, spicy, a lot of tobacco and tannin. Lingering, woody finish; hint of sweetness. Pretty nice stuff, one of the better sours from The Bruery.

largadeer, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Cinderbike
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 750mL bottle into a Bruery tulip.

A - reddish brown. No lacing, no head. Some bubbles that disappeared immediately.

S - citrus, stone fruit, cherries, oak, and hints of leather and tobacco.

T - lemon, malt sweetness, grapes, sweat, cherries, and plums.

M - thin with low carbonation.

O - I like this infinitely more than 3 French Hens. It's an interesting beer.

Cinderbike, Jan 15, 2012
Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.