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Brain Of The Turtle: Petite Cerise - Trinity Brewing Company

Brain Of The Turtle: Petite CeriseBrain Of The Turtle: Petite Cerise

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 21.68%

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Domingo on 11-25-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-25-2012 20:55:04 | More by ThirstyHerf
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4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not understand why someone wants to review a beer and then give it bad marks for what it's suppose to be.
This is a sour beer made with coffee, cherries etc..
This beer is as it should be.
The apperance is crazy on this as the liquid almost acts as if it's fighting each other.
The nose is pretty sour, with hints of cherries and other sour fruit
The coffee did not come through as much which is a great thing since I hate coffee.
This beer was definitely a pleasure to try and lucky enough to get it in a trade.
This was an experience, and one I hope I can try again

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 19:59:57 | More by BgThang
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4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Thin, off-white head that faded quickly. Dark brown body, decent clarity with hints of ruby.

Aroma was acidic and vinegary. Dark fruits and cherry. Slightly earthy. Decent amount of oak and vanilla notes. Very mild maltyness.

Taste had a good amount of sour tartness. Very puckering on the tongue. Slight coffee notes. Mild maltiness and earthy flavors. Strong amount of cherry and dark fruit flavors. Mildly lingering tartness. Oak flavors come out more as it warms.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body, medium/light carbonation and a very dry finish. Dryness really accentuates the tartness.

Overall I found it extremely enjoyable. Solid amount of sour and tartness with some good malt and spice flavors.

2011 bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 04:11:12 | More by riored4v
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-04-2013 01:02:45 | More by t0rin0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-25-2013 15:21:24 | More by thewimperoo
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trinity lists this as a Flemish-style sour ale... Flanders Oud Bruin.
"Aged on oaken barrels, coffee, almonds, and cherries"

Thanks to Dan & co. for sharing! Quick review from written notes.

Murky dark brown, string of bubbles around the edge that quickly fade. Not much foam or lace to speak of, not unexpected for a barrel-aged Oud Bruin.

Vinous berry, apple butter, wet wood, light acids and balsamic impression in the aroma.

Similar tart berry flavors, cherry skins, apple butter again, creamy and savory lactic feel. Medium bodied with lower carbonation. The adjunct additions seem to add some complexity, but none stand out as distinctive flavors. Overall it's a nice Flemish sour ale, and a successful experimental beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 16:24:28 | More by emerge077
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is a horrible ugly beer: lots of suspended solids in the murky brown liquid. An off-white head on top. Sweet bread along with balsamic vinegar. A hint of cherry, some oak, and maybe a bit of coffee. Really weird. The coffee and nut flavors are more prominent on the palate. A bit of cherry, some balsamic vinegar, and a bit of leather. A mild bready sweetness and minimal oak.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 22:07:35 | More by womencantsail
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle shared by Jason. Thanks!

A: Dark brown with reddish highlights.

S: Coffee, almond, oak, slightly tart cherry. A strange combination but it works. Lightly roasted with a bit of chocolate.

T: Lightly tart with lactic notes and a strong acetic acidity. Nutty and tannic with faint coffee character and a restrained nuttiness. Cherry is pervasive. 

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: An odd mixture of different elements that works surprisingly well.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 15:11:38 | More by HopHead84
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-14-2012 05:31:03 | More by drewone
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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to aussy13 for sharing this one at jmgrub’s tasting.

Bottle # 333-11. Barrel # NBB4/586.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy tan head that settles to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with sour cherries, slight vinegar, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same along with some coffee bean and slightly nutty aromas. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good and interesting sour but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 04:50:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-23-2012 17:17:14 | More by hollerined
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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, Greg!

A - Pours brownish, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Vinegar, cherries, oak, light coffee, brown sugar, nuts, super sharp acidic sourness. Trinity sours are just non-stop sharp notes that just hit you from all over the place.

T - Super-sharp acidic notes, big pucker, like Sour Patch Kids on steroids, wood. This stuff really wakes you up, to say the least. Finish is nutty wood and a sharp sour bite.

M - Medium body, light carbonation, dry tart finish.

O - Well, it lives up to the sourness of the other Trinity sours I've been able to try. This stuff just hits you and doesn't let up, super sour. Not my favorite from this brewery...pretty average.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 17:17:20 | More by Sean9689
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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle No. 075-12 Barrel No. NBB4/SB6 poured to Duvel tulip the beer pours a rich dark opaque deep ruby brown, almost black. Dark edges. Minimal head with not much retention or lacing. The lack of carbonation is really the only downfall here. The nose is a nice blend of sour and citrus. A faint hint of almonds, oak, vanilla, and dark fruit. The sour dominates the nose, but it's nice. The flavor starts out similar to a kriek with a strong cherry fruity character along with the sour notes. As the beer warms hints of oak and vanilla emerge. The beer finishes with a noticeable yet mellow roasted nut flavor. As odd as this sounds, it works well and is easy to drink! medium bodied but lacks carbonation. Overall, another treat from Trinity! I would highly recommend. I wish it wasn't so pricey, but it's a treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 02:58:55 | More by hopfacebrew
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-05-2012 15:46:54 | More by jIsh
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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

A strange looking beer, to say the least. Lots of reds, browns, and ruby colors come together, for what looks a little bit like a muddled mess--didn't leave much of any stick to the glass. But, moving on,...

...this beer has one of the most unique and delightfully surprisings aromas I've experienced. There's a lot of sweet, tart, sour cherry character, some almond, roast, and a big blast of sour acidity. Awesome.

The level of sourness in this beer is startling--this is absolutely lip puckeringly sour, but beyond that, there's an incredible myriad of really interesting, complementary flavors: nutty (like almonds), bittersweet coffee, roast, and again, tons and tons of sour cherry character. Wild.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation--lots of lingering cherry and almond flavor.

One of the biggest surprises I've had. I had no idea what to expect with this beer, and I really enjoyed it tremendously.


Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 19:43:48 | More by ehammond1
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1058th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 Ml waxed


Thanks to Ehammond1 for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- So it really did look like a mix of coffee, soda and beer to me. A bit of a crimson, brown, red, beige beer. A small 1/4” head was there and then just fell off to a couple lines down the glass.

Smell- What the hell Eric? Wow, this had so much going on but I enjoyed it. It was coffee, roast, yeasty, cherries and some sour lactic acid in my glass.

Taste- How many layers of flavor can one brewer pack in a glass? I think this had about 15. Maybe I am kidding or am I not? Sour is one word, not as sour as a warhead from when we were kids but it was sour. Had a definite coffee, toffee, almond thing with some wood and oak behind it. Quite tasty but definitely unique.

Mouth- A good bit of a medium body behind this one with a medium carbonation. Left behind a good amount of sour, cherry, coffee and wood.

Drink- Well, this was really one I had never heard of but was VERY glad to partake. Thanks Eric you really outdid youself with this one. I would love another bottle. Might have to track one down.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 15:56:29 | More by FosterJM
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1.45/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had the opportunity to taste this beer on a tasting organized by BA's Jeffo and Doopiedoopiedoo. We all brought one bottle of beer too. I believe Bryan brought this one, so Bryan cheers for sharing.

See for the total beer line up my review of the Brewery - Black Tuesday.

A - A dark brown beverage with a thin beige foam ring.

S - A good smell of cherries that gone sour.

T - Like I said sour cherries. The sourness is real strong.

M - What can I say?

O - This stuff isn't made for me. I would even say that this is even for a sour pretty bad. Sorry Bryan, next time I hope to be more enthusiastic.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 12:58:07 | More by Mar02x
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2011 06:15:21 | More by d4radio
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Brain Of The Turtle: Petite Cerise from Trinity Brewing Company
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