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Trois Poules Francais | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by IKR on 12-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
133
pDev:
12.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
80
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jvillefan
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A deep golden red body with less the. A half a finger of ivory laced head.

S: A lot of grape in the aroma. There was dark fruit and roast with Belgian spice. Well balanced.

T: Too much grape. Grape juice the the dominate flavor. It is still a good be but could be great with less grape. There is a lot of Belgian character as well.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Good beer. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy red color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of red wine notes with light vinegar with sour grapes notes. Taste is dominated by tart notes from the grapes with some oak and some vinous notes with light residual sugar at the end. Acidity level is well balanced. There are also some funky notes which work more or less well with the rest of the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Average sour available for a non-average price.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-red with a thin finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades very quickly.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, grapes, oak, vanilla, red wine, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, and other spices, candi sugars, touch of funk, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, grapes, raisins and other dark fruits, some sourness, red wine, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, other spices, candi sugars, some funk, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Great complex BSDA. Good overall balance and the barrel comes through nicely.

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Photo of AshleyMiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of corby112
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring.   Spotty lacing left behind.

The aroma is dominated by a strong red wine barrel presence that gives off vinous fruits such as grape, plum and raisin which are complimented by earthy oak, sweet booze and peppery spice notes.  Subtle medicinal presence along with some sweet malts but the barrel notes overpower most of the unpleasantness of the base beer.

Medium bodies with a really sweet vinous red wine flavor that lingers over the zesty spice and dark malts into a slightly dry finish.  Slightly tart with a strong barrel presence that gives off oak,meed wine and lots of vikous dark fruit.  Hints of grape, plum, date, fig and currant countered slightly roasted malt sweetness and peppery spice.  Very subtle medicinal/syrupy presence with some caramel and toffee flavor.  I found the regular 3 French Hens an undrinkable mess but the addition of stray grapes and red wine barrel aging have really toned things down.  A bit heavy on the vinous fruit/red wine flavors but the overbearing alcohol and insane spiciness are kept in check.  Complex, flavorful and pretty easy to drink considering how strong it is.  A major improvement.

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Photo of DocJitsu
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a lifeless, nearly opaque, dark root beer brown color, with nearly no head at all. A very thin cap of nitrogen-infused-like head appears just before it goes away for good. It's quite unattractive. The aroma is comprised by a little date in the background and tart chardonnay in the foreground. The mouthfeel is wet up front, with medium body, but finishes a little dry. The flavor is very tart and causes the palate to long for something sweet for balance. There's no disguising the wine grapes used in making this beer. It finishes pretty cleanly.

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Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sliverX
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kapkenobi
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ptykozoon
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The ushe, dark brown with lacing on the rim.

Grape, a light funk, raisin, very subdued oak.

A sour pang at the forefront, opens with citrus, then the sour cherry flavors hit and the finish is wine and vinegar. One of the most winelike beers I've ever had. I wonder what a wine lover would think.

Mouthfeel is strong, feels good and heavy in the mouth (that's what she said). Light carbonation.

Nice beer. The years are definitely going to alter this thing. Its very pungent and flavorful now, I think it would be a bit more delicate with age.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for hooking this one up! Poured into a tulip. The color is very dark brown. There is a nice light tan head.

The aroma is very grapey. This blends well with some notes of brown sugar and molasses. Raisins really shine through also. After smelling this for longer, I get a little more vanilla.

The taste is surprisingly tart (when compared to the aroma). There is a mild sugary sweetness on the tongue.

This is medium bodied. There s mellow carbonation. This tastes pretty good, but other than the aroma, everything else is just okay.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is dark chestnut brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma offers oak, wild yeast, caramel malt, a touch of cherries, light spice. Tart and sweet cherry flavors with prevalent wild yeast. Oak and bacteria. Maybe some purple grapes. It tastes like an imperial Oude Tart, though not as tasty. Medium bodied and sufficiently tart. Overall, this was enjoyable.

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Photo of BeerHunter76
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of ffOpusx
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Trois Poules Francais from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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