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La Femme Amère - Tyranena Brewing Company

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
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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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium amber appearance with a minimal white head. Good lacing left behind.

Candied Belgian yeast like aromas with some cracker, faint citrus and baking spice.

Nose carries over to the palate with an initial attack of yeast-like flavors - graphite being the most prominent followed by some bubble gum. Hops take over on the finish with strong bitterness.

Medium body with good carbonation.

This is a decent effort but nothing to write home about. Drinkability is good but I am not itching for a second helping. I agree with a previous reviewer that Ale Asylum's Bedlam is a better beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 01:05:10 | More by bound4er
Photo of cokes


3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden bronze with a moderate cap of beige foam. Good retention and decent lacing.
Caramelly, biscuity malt base, kicked up with apples, allspice and clove. A midsized amount of peppery, floral bitterness.
Toasty on the get-go through the mouth, it the broadens towards crusty apple pie, complete with a dusting of allspice and clove. Doughy, even a bit pasty in the middle, as the yeast hits a chalky, acrid note. Hops bring an agressive bitterness, full of pulpy herbs and florals.
A plumpish medium body is supported by a trickling but lasting carbonation. It's carries itself here much like a traditional IPA.
Curiously, this doesn't remind me much of Bitter Woman. It's considerably bitter (maybe moreso than its sister), but the hops don't ring clear enough in the flavor.
It's not a shabby take on the sub-style, but there are a few others that I prefer to this.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 08:16:06 | More by cokes
Photo of feloniousmonk


4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wisconsin Belgique-style India Pale Ale. Rob has a cheesehead hat, wears a monk's robes, and says "Voulez vous couchez avec moi?" (Ce soir?)

Clear, reddish amber appearance, slim white head.

Aroma: a little too muted this time, I was expecting more. Some typical Belgian funky flavor, on top of the citrus fruit & herbaceousness of the Bitter Woman, spicy and phenolic.

Taste: Fresh and zesty Deep, mysterious, wild twist on a very drinkable IPA. The flavor of a Belgian amber or golden ale, hopped up and having fun on the palate. This one gets tastier the more it stays in the mouth. Mmmm, mmm. Tasty, tasty stuff.

vive le difference.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 08:20:55 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of dirtylou


3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, grabbed a 4pack from star - this one came out while i was abroad

appearance: poured into a great dane imperial pint glass, copper-amber body, nice frothy white cap

smell: floral hops, tangerine, orange pulp, light yeast, corriander, white pepper

taste: hard not to compare this to Ale Asylum Bedlam, another recent madison-area belgian IPA. this one doesnt stack up to Bedlam i dont think - more IPA than belgian. high dosage of bitter hops, tangerine and citrus, clove, pepper, light yeast.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness levels

drinkability: fine

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 21:41:38 | More by dirtylou
Photo of levifunk


3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - clear gold/orange color. white head.

s - hops. very floral. cloves spice.

t - floral hops and clove define the majority of the taste. some bitterness, but caramel malts cut the bitterness nicely.

m - medium to light body. carbonation a little on the lower side for IPA's, but I prefer that.

overall - I really like this IPA. Its not too bitter, but has a good hop flavor. Very drinkable. This may be my go-to IPA throughout the summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 23:56:14 | More by levifunk
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La Femme Amère from Tyranena Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.