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Mouette à Trois - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rand on 12-03-2012)
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Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle,

A: Pours an amber red to maroon with a very short lasting off-white head, leaving no lace.

S: Lots of candied cherries and spice, hint of brandy, very elegant and nice, certainly smells like fruitcake.

T: Nice malt flavour, though it has a bit of cloying sweetness on the back end where the cherries take over in the denouement. Nice undercurrent of stone fruit and spicy throughout.

M: Medium-bodied, lighter than I'd expect. Crisp carbonation, a bit watery though.

O: An up and down beer for me, the nose was the best part, fun to try.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 07:05:01 | More by Halcyondays
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Glass: Trappist glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $9.97 (w/ club card)
Purchased: Feb. 8, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2013
Misc.: Third installment of Karl Strauss’ “Twelve Days” series.

Poured a caramel copper color with less than one finger of khaki white head that dissipated almost right away. Minimal lacing. Very bad retention.

Smelled a mix of sour fruit and alcohol. Got sour cherries, caramel, toffee, peach, apricot and sugary candy. Some Belgian spices late, smelled a little bit like pepper.

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Mouette à Trois from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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