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L'Amoureuse - Brasserie Trois Dames

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: GRG1313 on 07-17-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 43
Photo of jzlyo
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is grapes and slightly perfumed and musty. The flavor is grapes/pale grapes, fruit, malts, mild sweetness and a long and very tart/very slightly dry finish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

the weakest offerings i have had from these guys by far, and i say offerings plural, because this is actually two different beers now. there is a white grape and a pinot noir edition, neither of which is particularly amazing. i dont know why i expected them to be wild ales, but they really arent, and they are both woefully under carbonated, although the artwork on the bottles is gorgeous. the red one has a nice pink color to it, and looks good. the white one is almost dead still, not a bubble or a speck of head to be found anywhere. they both smell weirdly yeasty, not wild, but not like a classic belgian strain either, and the contribution of the fruit in both of them is as an accent flavor not a chief agent, which i am completely fine with. not much hops going on in either, although i do like the red grape edition much better. its more lively with the fruit and frankly more flavorful. they are both brutal with the carbonation, and this is not a style to have flat, thats for sure. i also dont see them benefiting from being 8% abv, they would be just as good at 6%, but what do i know. its good these brought me back to reality, i have had some top notch stuff from these guys of late, so good to know they arent invincible.

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Photo of shleepy
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from small bottle into a "chalice" glass.

A: Hazy orange color, small head. Lots of sediment.

S: Rotting fruit. Aroma is pretty faint.

T: A lot of plum and sour berry (including grape) flavor.

M: Low carbonation. Decent acidity. Smooth and refreshing.

O: A pretty solid, interesting beer

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, white grapes, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, tartness and sourness, lactic acid.

T - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, white grapes, Belgian yeast, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, tartness, hint of sourness, lactic acid.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, sour finish.

D - Nice complexity and balance.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: sunny yellow, cloudy, bone white finger of head, light lace

Aroma: big musk, grape skins, yeast, fruit, lemon.

Taste: grape musk, tart lemon, yeast esters, dry fruit, cereal, herbs.

***Interesting. Taste is much better than the aroma, making it a little disjointed. Decent feel and medium carbonation don't add too much to the affair. The ABV is far from evident, so it's fairly drinkable in a refreshing sort of way.

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Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright, yellow-orange color and a hazy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Above average lacing.

S: Had an aroma of fruit, yeast, and some malt. Typical of a BSPA, but not particularly overwhelming.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, a hint of malt, some esters, fruit (apples, orange), and mild spices. A bit on the thin side. Not a bad flavor, but not quite dynamic enough.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a decent enough beer, but doesn't necessarily measure up to others in the style. Not undrinkable, but there are better options.

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Photo of Boozehounds
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice bubbly pour. Quickly dissipating head. Light amber in color.

Smell: Beautiful noise. Almost like a sour. Real funky and tart.

Taste: Yeah, had no idea this was going to be a sour beer based on label. Delicious tho. Good solid fruit notes without over-powering alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp up front and then kind of washes over the rest of your tongue. Not too tart for my liking.

Overall: This beer is a great representation of a sour/Gueze style. Its got clean distinct flavors and balances the acidity well.

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Photo of MRsojourner
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

yeasty and musty fruity aroma
dark yellow color that is hazy with a white 1 inch head that dissipated quickly
taste is of white grapes with a bit of pepper and is really clean and dry. as it warms up you get a little bit of Belgian esters that linger in the aftertaste.
Taste does not live up to the nose, but on a warm summer day there would be no detection of the 8%abv. a certain panty dropper for sure but not worth my price of admission at 7.99 for a single 11.2 oz bottle.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Karmeliet tulip.

A: Pours a hazy orange color forming a small bubbled and aired head with small retention and practically no lacings left

S: Very fruity, very white wine and vinegar in the nose. White grapes and oak. Sweet malts

T: Follows the nose, very white wine. Tart and vinegar. A dry and tart beer, in overall. Notes of wood, sweet malts and hops

M: Medium body and medium to low carbonation. Tart aftertaste

O: High drinkability. Excellent beer. Recommended

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and a slight tart aroma. Taste is much the same with a honey sweetness and no tartness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice smell and solid flavor.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.00% confirmed. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California a few days ago. Served into a conical USC mini pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the appeal of the label.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of decent cream, nice thickness, and great retention. Colour is a hazy yellow-gold. Reminiscent of a hefeweizen. Nontransparent yet vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Aggressive yeast and biscuit malt, lemon grass, clean malts, clove, banana peel, and a maizey sort of fresh crisp barley character. A fresh, appealing, alive aroma. I'm excited to try it. Mild in strength.

T: Orange peel and clean bright malts are the first thing I get. Little if any cream. Fantastic biscuit malt and pleasant yeast. Banana and clove from the yeast. Light lactic character. Lemon grass throughout. Pleasant floral hops. Simple but nicely balanced and built. Refreshing and clean. I like it. Not particularly subtle, but it's got depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Refreshing and clean. Complements the flavour nicely. Not too thick or too thin. Not too heavy or too light.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. I could down this all night. Very clean and refreshing. A fantastic summer brew. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery. An unsung hero of the style.


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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

Pours a lightly hazed straw color with a white head. Nose is reminiscent of a witbier. A light lactic tartness along with some oak and white wine. A mild spiciness of coriander. Maybe a hint of citrus. The flavor has a touch of grass, some oak, white wine, and the same basic witbier characteristics of the aroma. Very light acidity to the flavor. Light in body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ale brewed with grapes according to the label.

Pours a hazy yellow with orange tints and a yellow/white thin head that quickly fades.

Nose is full of fruity waxy esters of bananas and pears. I don't get even a hint of grapes in the
nose despite what the label says.

Mouthfeel is medium thin but strangly balanced with light carbonation and is actually very inviting. There is a good, albeit light, citrus sour acidic character

Flavor profile is almost single dimensional of light watered bitter orange juice. It is overwhelmingly similiar to a watered down version of a homemade squeezed orange juice when the oranges are not sweet and you've diluted it with some carbonated water. There is 8% abv in there somewhere but you sure can't find it. EDIT: The foregoing is still my reaction. However, several months later and out of a regular bottle and not the swing top bottle initially tried (not that that makes a difference) the flavors profile is still the same but seems much more appealing to me. Perhaps it's just a matter of my taste. But, I believe that this could become one of my regular "go to" bottles with a very friendly "sour 101" character.

Flavor is a bit sour orange with the white pith flavor; I can't help going back for more. Sour citrus, white pith orange tones all around and into finish. Second bottle seems to have an "orange cream" undertone that is pleasant and inviting.

Finish is light bitter orange; almost a cross between a light bitter and a light sour character in flavor profile and finish.

I didn't really like it when first tried but I couldn't stop drinking it. But, then again, I never really disliked that "bad" orange juice I used to get from oranges picked too early. People are going to love or hate this one. My second bottle months later, I've decided that I like it quite a bit. (First score was 3.9something. Edited score now appears here as of new tasting 5/19/13.

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L'Amoureuse from Brasserie Trois Dames
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.