La Pasionaria | Brasserie Trois Dames

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La PasionariaLa Pasionaria

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Brasserie Trois Dames

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by eduardolinhalis on 11-04-2010

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 27
Photo of chugalug06
2.52/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Nice tan head relaxes on top of this fine looking brew. Some moderate lacing. Brew is a cloudy orange with lots of red and brown.

S - Where's the hops? Not too much for scent... There's really not too much going on wiht the smell on this brew.

T - Bland for an IPA, Not sure why it was recommended. Below average.

M - Buttery, Smooth, great carbonation. Lots of heat!

O - Over priced. Doesn't meat the style, at all. Not impressed with this one. It's drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, totally different label. A nice find at Belmont Station in Portland. The end of today's 'Hoppy Hour' procession. By the by - great name for a brewery...

This beer pours a cloudy, dark sediment-strewn amber hue, with one unsteady finger of foamy off-white head, which slinks away quickly, leaving but a few spices of amoebic lace around the glass. It smells of sweet fruity hops, some floral Turkish delight, and caramel/toffee malt. The taste is caramel malt, sweet, and very long-lasting, until a mild bitter, piney hoppiness pokes its head up, accompanied by a too-soft for its listing booze warmth. The carbonation is on the tame side, the body medium-full in weight, smooth, and well, forceful. It finishes still quite sweet, the residual malt swimming in an increasingly potent alcohol bath, accented by those pine and citrus American hop goodies.

It sure is nice that the Europeans are trying to emulate the recent success of stateside brewers. Growing pains and culture clashes will ensue, which is what this beer instills in me. Maybe the hops faded a bit (no bottle dating), but I'm getting a strong feeling of off-by-one, in a DIPA brewed in Switzerland. Go figure.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Looks like a rich Imperial IPA with a dark opaque caramel color. The head is thin and light tan in color and dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell: The first thought that came to mind when I smelled this beer was "Is this a Dubbel?" The nose has strong caramel notes that resemble the product of Belgium rock candi. The next wave of esters is that of malt and heat and then at the end it finishes with some hoppiness. Specifically a piney hop smell.

Taste: The taste is of musty hops and malt with some definite heat. It tastes like someone trying to make a dubbel but placing a single dose of high alpha hops during the start of the boiling process and never putting in any aroma hops or any hops after that in general.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is good. The beer runs very smooth over the palette with a lot of tiny carbonation bubbles hitting your tongue.

Overall it was a big dissapointment for an $8 bottle of beer. I'm not sure what it goes for in Switzerland but its definitely not worth it here in the States.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a clear, copper orange with one finger of off-white head. Good retention and lace.

S: Overripe fruits. Not really bad, but a bit odd....

T: Leads with strong, slightly bitter caramel, turning a little bit to the sweet side before a long finish. Not really the flavor profile of a DIPA, more of an American Strong Ale perhaps, but still tasty. After the first few sips the balance moves more in the DIPA direction, especially with the bitterness becoming more prominent, but it's still not quite what I expected. Towards the end of the glass, a little lavender enters the profile. Alcohol is noticeable but not out of line.

M: Smooth and creamy, no complaints here.

O: I like this-- reminds me a little bit of Double Dog. First beer I've had from Switzerland and Trois Dames, looking forward to sampling their other beers.

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Photo of liamt07
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Ken, 11.2oz into a tulip.

Pours an unfiltered and opaque, pale gold/yellow, not a ton of head but a big bubbly collar is produced. Nose has some tropical notes, a bit of tangerine and again a hint of melon (twice in one night for this smell?); a touch of alcohol slips in there as well. Taste has all the notes of the nose amplified with some good bitterness; more of the melon, pineapple and general citrus for good measure. Not an extremely bitter take on the style I thought, and the alcohol is not there at all for the ABV. Good feel to it and definitely above average Double IPA from...Switzerland?

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bold tasty DIPA, though pricey. A good hop selection. A tad of sourness, something I have frequently found in this brewery's product line, but decent balance from lots of malt.Hop aroma, solid thick head. A tad above average mouthfeel. Hits the style. Ken’s bottle.

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a oversized wine glass a hazed burnt orange with a frothy 1/2 finger white head atop.Boozy aromas with some overripe fruit,the hop presence is minimal being leafy and slightly resiny,the booze really stood out.Big sugary sweetness on the palate,tangerine and orange flavors mixed with that big sweet sugary alcohol,not much bitterness here.Its a big sweet alcohol driven DIPA, not what the style shoud be in my mind,in saying that its not a real bad offering.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

Yes, we have Double IPA! This is a exciting discover: An Imperial IPA made in Switzerland... :)

A: Orange bit cloudy color (almost amber) with a small to medium beige head. Small retention and not many lacings left
S: Delicious flowery hops as it should be. Caramel malts. Citrus and very fruity smell. No alcohol (good point)
T: Delicious bitterness. Caramel malts. Sweet upfront. Earthy, grassy and citric hops. Fruity: Strawberries mainly. Yeasts. Very bitter: Great taste!
M: Creamy body. Medium to low carbonation. Molasses
D: To a beer with such ABV, I would say that it's "dangerously drinkable". Extremely refreshing. The best Trois Dames I've had so far

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La Pasionaria from Brasserie Trois Dames
3.61 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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