Mouette à Trois - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
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
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at the Karl Strauss tasting room tonight. They were saying that as it aged, the cherries in the beer soured and completely changed the profile. I asked if the bottled beer aged the same way, and they said that the bottles were exactly the same as when it was bottled. Based on the other reviews, I don't know if I would be excited to try that version, but this beer on tap was delicious. I would gladly try it again if I ever see it on tap again. It seems to me like this Belgian Strong Dark Ale became a Flanders Style Red.
Serving type: on-tap
10-19-2013 03:27:08 | More by djaeon
3.94/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Type: 22-oz. bomber
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.
Tasted a bit different than I thought it would. Got more of a spicy cake feel, like coffee cake or cinnamon roll. I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a fruit cake, but make that would be a better comparison. Also got candied sugar, peach, apricot, pear with a backbone of sour cherries, oak and vanilla. Not too oaky, but it is there. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of Belgian spices as well.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long spicy finish.
I have to admit that I didn’t have much expectations going in, but this was a pretty decent beer. Definitely something different, but perfect for the winter and Thanksgiving/Christmas.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 06:19:41 | More by BucannonXC5
Mouette à Trois from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.