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La Femme Amère - Tyranena Brewing Company

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: levifunk on 06-03-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

NessLeBert, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a tulip glass

It is amber hued with golden highlights. Suspended yeast is visible. It is topped with a couple inches of beige head leaving nice lacing.

I get some spicy Belgian yeast notes along with light fruit. There is really not much in the way of hops unless the citrus melded with the fruit aromas.

The taste starts out with caramel, but quickly gives way to spices and fruit. Once again not much as far as hops. I get a slightly bitter finish.

This is a decent beer. I wonder how old it is considering its status is "retired." Even if it is old it is not bad and interesting to try.

buschbeer, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

orangesol, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Rochefort10nh, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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!

stakem, Sep 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Hopstout, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

sparx1100, Oct 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AlphaKing414, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CBlack85, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

seeswo, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

zenwatts, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of thain709
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Deuane!

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

thain709, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

jenray, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

I2uss, Dec 10, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

fuzzcherry, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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La Femme Amère from Tyranena Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.