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L'Amoureuse - Brasserie Trois Dames

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames visit their website
Switzerland

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 07-17-2012)
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DrinkSlurm, Sep 29, 2013
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Photo of GRG1313
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

GRG1313, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mrcraft, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

EgadBananas, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

MRsojourner, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

BWH999, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev +6.4%

deniserat, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Rick778, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

krome, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

womencantsail, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Thomas_Picton, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

avalon07, Feb 25, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

B

kojevergas, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jgunther71, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Boozehounds
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

Boozehounds, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CDCNAM, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

brotherloco, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TwelveOunces, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

NickThePyro, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

duceswild, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jtdolla911, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

ngeunit1, May 27, 2013
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L'Amoureuse from Brasserie Trois Dames
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.