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Fraîcheur Du Soir - Brasserie Trois Dames

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81
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Switzerland

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 01-04-2010)
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-30-2013 22:01:57 | More by apasternak
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Timmy13T

New York

4/5  rDev +14.6%

06-24-2013 17:07:02 | More by Timmy13T
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The_Revisionist

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14%

05-13-2013 10:13:04 | More by The_Revisionist
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DarkNectar

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14%

01-29-2013 04:49:01 | More by DarkNectar
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

12-06-2012 20:22:27 | More by YobroitsJoe
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ccrida

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Fraîcheur Du Soir is a cloudy gold with an off-white head leaving medium bubbled lace.

Smell is sweet clean ethanol, accentuated by the citrus of orange and coriander. Pithy minerality, almost quinine like, but a little syrupy with the orange.

Taste is less tonic and more malty, spicy wit. Fairly phenolic. Spices are notable but integrated, it works, pretty classic, with a somewhat acrid, rustic finish.

Mouthfeel is dry, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, this is a solid wit, not really worth tracking down, but worth a try for fans of the style. It's always nice to try a Swiss ale branching out beyond the German pils category, looking at this brewery's line-up, I'll keep my eyes peeled for some of the more intriguing brews, but not go out of my way to pay the Swiss franc surcharge unless it's a style I really like.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 21:21:24 | More by ccrida
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 8/8/12

A cloudy bright golden yellow with a large bone white head that hangs on for a little while leaving a few thin partial rings of lace

S smells of bubblegum with a little spice, cereals, a little citrus and pepper and I'm not sure where the booze is hiding

T I'm surprised how different the taste is, heavy amounts of lemon and tart citrus, a little sour for a Wit, well a Imperial Wit really

M tart with a little pucker, just a little foamy and leaves a little behind in the mouth and slightly sticky on the lips

O smells the best part of this one, I don't mind citrus in a Wit but this one went a little over the top. good beer but I might prefer a simplified version

much better then the other couple beers I've had from these guys but still not worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 05:07:42 | More by wordemupg
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of oranges, malt, and yeast.

T: Tasted of orange peel, a bit of malt, a large shot of yeast (more than I expected), and coriander. Basically, a typical witbier. Not a bad flavor, but a little thin and underwhelming.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a crisp, dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is drinkable beer, but it is definitely uneven in spots.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 12:07:32 | More by avalon07
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2011 edition. A 'blanche double malt', which I take to mean something like an Imperial White Ale. And what's with the winterscape ski imagery, for a wheat beer? Must be a Swiss thing.

This beer pours a very cloudy golden white hue, with three fingers of thin foamy white head, which leaves a few leaping arches of lace around the glass as it duly subsides.

It smells of somewhat sweet, grainy wheat malt, a faint orange citrus character, some acerbic yeast, and very subtle savoury, somewhat peppery spice. The taste is more demi-sec wheat malt, a heightened peppy coriander twinge, some dry orange rind, and soft earthy yeast, with nothing beyond a simple, understated warming to indicate the 14 proof ABV.

The bubbles are fairly edgy, and just powerful enough to provide a complex structure, the body on the lee side of medium-light in terms of weight, and rather wholesomely smooth. It finishes off-dry, sure, but with a trend towards dryness, as the proclaimed double malt ebbs, and the spice, yeast, alcohol, and fruit essence ascend.

Forget Imperial this, and Double that - this is just a decent witbier, maybe a wee bit too tame with the fruit and spice adjuncts, but that doesn't really detract from the easy inherent drinkability. The extra 2 points of booze don't hurt in the least, especially as they are quite wraith-like, leaving us with a nice, hefty, and clean wheat beer (I don't get to say that about this style all that much).

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 02:57:05 | More by biboergosum
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy blonde color with a small delicate head. Wheat profile in the aroma, light citrusy sourness, with a touch of spice. Taste of biscuity wheat, crisp, sour, citrus pith, light funky yeast, a bit of peppery spice, with some drying hop bitterness coming in in the finish. Taste is a bit lacking, and if it weren't for the sour twinge, this beer would probably be pretty lifeless. Light mouthfeel. Nothing great, but it's not bad overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 16:40:46 | More by Rifugium
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atis

Finland

2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle purchased at the brewery

Pours hazy orange with one finger head that slowly dissipates. Aroma is sweetish wheat and spices, hints of oranges.

Taste is very sweet malt with herbal bitterness, some spices in the background. Mouthfeel is full with low carbonation.

Overall, way too sweet and the lack of carbonation does not help at all.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 16:54:55 | More by atis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a light foamy head with low retention and no lacing. Aroma of sugary wheat malt with some light coriander and some orange peel. Taste is quite heavy with lots of sugar and some light spices. Carbonation and too low and refreshing factor is also to low for style. Overly sweet with not enough carbonation and lacking spices makes this a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 03:25:06 | More by Phyl21ca
Fraîcheur Du Soir from Brasserie Trois Dames
81 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.