La Femme Amère - Tyranena Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev +3.3%
12oz into a tulip, thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with this. The brew pours a clouded amber with lighter yellow around the edges. A tan yellowish stained finger rests atop and fades to a thin film supported by constantly rising bubbles.
The aroma is like caramel and toffee malt with a hint of candy sweetness. A bit of floral hop aspect gets fruity almost like orange marmalde and a zesty component. Almost a hint of mild oxidation is also present across the back.
The flavor has quite a bit of malt sweetness like caramel/toffee and some fruity to floral inclusion reminiscent of orange marmalade. A bit bready to biscuit grain and a bit of raisony dark fruitiness. There is a pretty firm yeastiness to this midpalate that lasts into the finish that is mildly spicy.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol is hidden quite well and the hops faded into quite an interesting floral to fruity aspect that integrates well with the alcohol. For being ~3 years in the bottle, I gotta say I really liked this. Perhaps afterall I really do like belgian ipas but with some age. Thanks again Heath!
09-13-2013 18:19:47 | More by stakem
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
Thanks for the great extra, Jascha.
Pours a hazy golden orange color with an off-white head. Still surprisingly hoppy for the age of this beer. Lots of fruity and floral notes along with quite a bit of yeast and some nice esters. Sweet bread and malt flavor are more pronounced on the palate. The citrus and fruit character translates to the flavor as well. A hint of grass and only a mild bitterness with some yeastiness toward the back end.
02-20-2012 01:20:43 | More by womencantsail
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Thanks to JAYBLACK for this one.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a balloon glass
This beer is a hazy golden/orange-ish color with a tall white rocky head that slowly recedes leaving a fair amount of lacing
The aroma is yeasty and spicy up front, followed by some fruity notes and piney hops. Initially the bready malts went by unnoticed, but as the beer warms the bready notes start to edge their way to the surface. The alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelmingly so.
Interestingly enough, the flavor starts off being largely citrusy and somewhat sharp. I wouldn’t have expected that from the aroma of the beer. The flavor and the aroma seem to contradict each other; lots of Belgian yeast character in the nose, very little in the flavor. Piney hops in the nose, more citrusy hops on the tongue. Bready notes in the aroma, more caramel maltiness in the flavor. Noticeable alcohol in the nose and the alcohol is very well hidden in the flavor. All of the flavors seem to meld together in a very favorable way. Medium/full bodied, and well carbonated.
Overall, this is a very drinkable, approachable beer. My only criticism would be that I would like to see more Belgian yeast character in the flavor; as the aroma teased me with a characteristic that the flavor couldn’t deliver.
02-02-2012 16:40:33 | More by CBlack85
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Poured with a semi-clear, copper orange body that had some golden highlights...one finger of white head formed and fell to a thin cap...that cap left behind great lacing
S - Bitter and piney hops are present, but there is also some spiciness going on in the background
T - There isn't much going on in the beginning...maybe I had the beer too cold?...the Belgian spices really open up in the middle and they continue into the finish...the piney hops finish the beer and provide a lasting bitterness
M - Medium bodied...spicy, bitter, dry
O - At first I didn't think much of this beer, but mid-palate it really opened up and finished as a good Belgian IPA...the hops have held up over time and the spices were still kicking
01-26-2012 18:22:10 | More by thain709
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
The beer pours an amber hue with decent foam. The aroma is balanced mixture of hops and malt. Dark fruit and bread mingle with the yeast and spice of a Belgian and the bitterness of an IPA. More of this on the palate with fruity, malty sweetness which leads into a center of Belgian sourness and hoppy bitterness. Spice and pepper whisk it away. This is certainly a balanced brew with plenty of drinkability.
11-13-2011 22:42:34 | More by BeardedBoffin
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Bottle from Reilly's in Madison. Looks closer to a Belgian, tastes closer to an IPA. A delight, a clear hop delivery, cushioned by yeast rather than malt secondary. Golden diffused by the off-white yast. Hoppy aroma. Very good drinkability. Tad above average mouthfeel, though carbonation was right there.
10-12-2011 02:55:43 | More by Sammy
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
golden amber in color with a big head of white on top. Took forever to settle down though and the first few pours were on the foamy side I have to say. Aside from that though, nice side glass lacing and a rich look to it overall had me going in for another look. Light aroma, mild hops with a hint of bready notes to it right under the surface. This peeled back into light peach and banana hints the more it warms and a touch of light grain. Flavor was again interesting, bready and grainy at first with hints of lemon and orange sprinkled in. Warming seems to really mellow the hops completely and allow almost a spicy tone to take hold. Interesting
08-03-2011 21:28:17 | More by mikesgroove
La Femme Amère from Tyranena Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.