Sainte Ni Touche | Brasserie Trois Dames

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Sainte Ni ToucheSainte Ni Touche

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Brasserie Trois Dames

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by thagr81us on 07-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 39
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

truly a stunning specimen, not overly aggressively priced down at brewers republic in colorado springs. surprised to see a bottle of this on their menu, i think it was brewed a few years ago and not since, although i could be wrong (often am). loved this beer, it was on the menu as a chardonnay barrel aged double ipa, not a flanders red as listed here, but the different is really less than you would think, for how far apart we think those styles are. hazy almost pink orange colored brew, my glass had a big white head on it, my friends glass looked almost still, strange, but the mouthfeel in both glasses was very much alive. effervescent enormous bubbles in this, never quitting even as we drank slowly. there is a fruity hoppy nose on this, way more hops than expected for its age, but that lends credence to the hop retention wild ale theory, which i now fully subscribe to. the chardonnay is obvious on the nose, acidic white fruit and oak, its way up front. the hops are fruity, not bitter, juicy, almost west coast style, kind of cool in a beer that is most definitely a wild ale. lacto and bretty tang on the nose, quite puckery in the finish too, i love the yeast these guys use, and this is another cool blend i have to imagine. hoppy in taste too, but more in the middle than the finish, and the wine acidity works perfectly with both the enormous carbonation levels and the souring yeasts. oaky for sure, this beer is definitely one of a kind. it has mild vinegar sour notes a la flanders red, and also has some of the same deeper malts, albeit in much lower dosage. cool style fusion, excellent beer from a rock star brewery. id love to get a bottle for the cellar!

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Photo of KriekKrazzed
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another solid offering to my pallet from these guys, or should I say Dames!
My third of their beers and I am even more amazed! I am starting to really get it now. Some times there is a GOOOOOD reason WHY a beer might cost $25 to $30 a bottle! I have been bold and well rewarded!

Weird murky color with a different funk then I have ever smelled but making it inviting. A well balanced ale with just the nicest sourness that imparts a taste I could not pin down. Maybe a current or elderberry kind of passion fruit thing around the edges of my tong on each sip.
This was a very well balanced soured ale that never got too much of any one thing.
I can't say they got some style right here but they sure made me one of the finest sours I ever had!
It's a shame it was a one time brew. So glad I got the last on the shelf when I did.
(I can't wait to try their next offering. My #4)

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Photo of mdfb79
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 01/10/15 notes. 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Torst in Brooklyn.

Pours a hazy reddish orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lightly tart dark fruits, fruity malts, oak, light vinegar, cherries, tart berries, light funk, and earthy notes. Medium body and low carbonation, light acidity. Taste is more tart, though not too crazy.

Overall quite good, esp when the cherries come out in the taste as it warms up. Not a sour bomb but very good, worth checking out for sure.

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Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Some gentleman shared this at the Dive. Thanks!

A - Poured into a tulip a hazy golden hue with a fluffy two finger head that leaves a thick blanket.

S - Aromas of rather funky saison notes, horse blanket, light lemon, earthy.

T - Taste is nice and funky, very funky saison, light lemons, earthy barnyard very nice.

M - Mouthfeel is super carbonated was a slow gusher.

O - Overall this was a very tasty beer, think this is mislabeled on here as a Flanders this is not. Clearly this is a funky saison. Tasty.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375oz bottle into a snifter. Not impressed for first glance. Give it time!

A - Pours an amber brown with minimal head. Milky rich haze fine dreg, not much.

S - Barley sour rich nose. Earthy malted goodness.

T - This one will trick you! At first I was not impressed. But like many sours, the truth is withheld until a few minutes after first taste. Definitely rich barley sourness, if that can be comprehend. Off the beaten path of gueuze sours, worth an experience.

M - Medium bodied, slightly tart, fantastic cool weather beer. Very good.

O - At first I did not like this sour, as the "beer guy" at the local liquor store told me, "this is one of our best." To each his own; had way better there, but due to distinctive taste with scottish-type sour; worth the taste. Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Rifugium
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FIrst had: on tap at TJ's, Paolia, PA

First thing I thought of when seeing this beer: "We are the Knights Who Say 'Ni'!" (The face you're making now is probably the same my wife made when I exclaimed this at the bar.)

Served in a tulip glass, a murky, ruddy brown color with a small wispy head that disappeared within seconds, leaving no lacing behind; not unusual for the style. Aroma was decently tart with cherries and lemon, mildly acetic. More mellow tart/sour notes in the taste, nothing jarring or puckering, lemon, chewy cherry, acetic acid, fruitcake, dank grass, definite woody quality in the finish. Medium body, soft low carbonation, higher alcohol barely detectable. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the bottle share hosted by Adam Fine Wine & Liquor held at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour and tart with some grain, fruit, and slight wood aromas. Taste is much the same with a really acidic quality and a woody finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty but really sour.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not positive on the style of this one, so feel free to correct if needed, but all the right aspects were there.

Enjoyed this one while sitting by the pool on the 4th in the sun! Served from bottle into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount almost instantly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sulphur, lemon, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, sour, tart, wood, and a nice funk note. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was really shocked at what I found in this one upon investigation. I kind of went in blind not knowing what to expect and really enjoyed what I found. They said it was a Pale aged in oak barrels, but it just didn't feel right putting this one in the Pale category based on the persona it had taken on in the barrels. I figured this was a little more suiting due to the flavors and aromas I picked up on. Definitely a must try that will get you in trouble quickly as the 9% ABV was nowhere to be found. Tick.

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Sainte Ni Touche from Brasserie Trois Dames
4.01 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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