La Dame De Peronne - The Tap Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2009 00:24:31 | More by jamie2dope
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2009 13:06:18 | More by IBUnit63
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
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.