La Dame De Peronne - The Tap Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured from 22 Oz chilled bottle into Rapscallion snifter.
A- Pours a light amber with about 1 cm white cream head with small bubbles. Foam dissipates over about 4 minutes.
S - Not as mush smell as expected. No yeasty smells. Mild malty smell and just a touch of hops.
T- Definite showing of a complex malt bill here. Can taste the Caramel malts as well other grains. Hops are adequate, not over the top in anyway. Not a lot of floral or aromatic hops. The finish is clearly in the malts which seem to be empasized with the choice of Lager yeast. There is the linger esters, however very different from what is usual found in Belgian ales of this type.
M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me.
D - Actually quite an easy to drink beer even at 6.8 ABV. No touch of alcohol. Despite the complex malt texture, the final taste is dry, so leaving you looking for the next sip.
Overall a decent brew. Definitely an mix of styles but worth a try. Hope to see more of these types of endeavors from Haverhill.
09-15-2009 03:01:11 | More by digr
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured via 22ioz. bomber on 9/5/09. Thanks to mixylplik3 for sharing.
A - Hazy copper-colored body with a slim off-white head that settled into a thin film and patchy lace.
S - Sweet, malty and fruity with hints of spices and flesky fruit akin to apple and pear. There is also a hint of toasted grains in the background.
T - Crisp and fruity flavor suggesting sweet apples combined with caramel malt and a subtle floral hop character. Finishes with a toasted grainy malt character.
M - Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a syrupy texture. Crisp and clean finish with some residual sweetness on the palate.
D - Sweet and malty, this is a good representation of the style. Drinkability is great for a 7% ABV brew.
09-13-2009 19:56:27 | More by ffejherb
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: Amber, 1 finger head. lazy but persistent bubbles.
Nose: Smells malty, very light hops. Smells rustic.
Flavor: Roasty caramel malts up front, fading to an orange zest type light hop along with a bready flavor. Finishes sourish and malty, almost cloying a bit.
Mouthfeel: A bit heavier than I was expecting. Very round, sticks in the mouth. Medium carbonation. Any less carbonation and it would have left the mouth pasty.
Drinkability: It's interesting, and I appreciate the flavors. I wouldn't have these that often, but they have their place maybe in the fall near a wood fire.
09-02-2009 19:24:09 | More by nanertak
3.2/5 rDev -16.7%
This is the second in Haverhill's 22oz bomber series, the first being a Belgian IPA, and this one being a French-style country ale. Pours an amber honey color, with a minimal amount of white heading. Very sweet malts consisting of honey and cream come through in the nose. Certain earth notes make their way in as well. Taste has some estery fruit, more malt sweetness, and a medicinal taste in the end. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy compared to other renditions of this style I have had. Hops sit behind the malt throughout most of the drinking experience. One to sip for sure, as the sweetness sort of gets in the way of this being a session beer. Not a bad stab at the style for Haverhill, though I might like to see the sweetness tamed a bit. Worth a try.
09-01-2009 00:24:31 | More by jamie2dope
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
On tap at The Tap. Served up in pint glass.
Clean, copper body. Solid lacing from 1-finger head. Light visible carbonation.
Slightly Germanic malt profile with a nice carmel/light clove sweetness. Hops are on deep background today.
Quite comforting and soothing with amber malt and light syrup sweetness. Hop pine is faint but provides solid balance. Finish is crisp but long.
Nice carbonation bite with husky malt gives a little more spice on the palate. Finish, as mentioned, has a little bit of everything.
Borderline sessionable. Drinks extremely easily. Quite pleasant.
02-01-2009 13:06:18 | More by IBUnit63
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
Found this at the Publick House. Hadn't realized it was new, but tried it to send some lover Haverhill's way.
Appearance - A nice, deep copper color. A solid inch or so of head. Only moderate lacing.
Smell - A slight pine, but some definite malt follow. A nice balance.
Taste - It seems a little piney. It has a pretty good malt follow. The maltiness seems a little sweet, but sweet without adding depth. It's a little malt heavy on the follow, and it takes away from the sharpness, and seems to muddle the crisp flavors.
Mouthfeel - Pretty solid, a good carbonation, but once again the crispness is defeated by a little muddiness in the flavor and depth.
Drinkability - I had one, and enjoyed it, but chose something else after. It's a nice beer, but nothing special. That said, it's certainly inoffensive enough to have a couple.
The Haverhill website says that it balances six different malts. I believe that there are six different ones, but I'd argue whether it was really balanced. It had a lot going on, but it seemed more muddled than anything else. Certainly a nice beer, but it could be so much more.
12-27-2008 08:31:57 | More by callmescraps
La Dame De Peronne from The Tap Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.