L'Amoureuse No. 2 | Brasserie Trois Dames

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GRG1313 on 07-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 31
Photo of GRG1313
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L'Amoureuse No. 2 has a swing top bottle, unlike the regular L'Amoureuse. The shop where purchased (along with the regular) indicated that this one, the No. 2 has been discontinued or was a limited one-off brewing. The website does not shed any light on this.

Label indicates that it is beer made with grapes (this label is exclusively in French)

Pours a medium dark hazy amber orange but with pink cast and pink tint. Very thin , almost non-existent white head.

Nose is apricot and light grape sour. The nose has you anticipating a sour beer or perhaps a wild ale.

Mouthfeel is creamy and rich and very well balanced for a sour. It is a sour and a very nice example of one that is acidic, citric, lightly carbonated and very well balanced.

Flavor profile is sweet front to a big sour citric mid palate with flavors of sour apricots and tart bitter oranges. Here, the bitter orange character is very appealing and inviting. Tangerine tones at the back palate and right before the finish.

The finish is dry, crisp and tart with bitter apricot/bitter stone fruit tones.

This is a very nice drink. Would make a nice introduction to the style and is very drinkable. I could make a habit of drinking this one.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a murky brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some grain and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with an extremely sour, tart, and acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty but extremely sour and tart.

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Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down and left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett are present in the nose along with hints of white wine. The brett aromas become stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Just like the smell, the taste is a little sour and has notes of white wine flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer didn't taste anything like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and tasted a lot more like an American Wild Ale. It wasn't overly sour, but there was enough brett to cancel out any flavors of the underlying malts or sugars.

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Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light fizzy head covering that leaves some lacing as it fades, mostly clear darker golden straw like color.

Nose starts with musty grape skins, juicy grape juice and white wine, fresh saison aromas with light spices, little earthy funky hint wheat like straw, plenty of fruity esters, light fluffy malt. The grapes came on initially but pretty much disappeared pretty quickly.

Taste starts with a juicy malt and fruity flavor. Over ripe slightly soured grapes, musty grape skin and light tannic seed, definite green grape flavor, and hint white wine fruity flavor. Then French farmhouse, light earthy funk like, grainy wheat and straw, hint of spices and some fruity esters and hint of warming booze. It brings a light citrus and faint dried lemongrass, and somehow a mild sweetness, and a tartness that increases slowly the more I sip, a tart lemony grapefruit rind kinda thing. The finish dries quite a bit, lingering farmhouse malts wheat and grainy flavors, citrus and fruity flavors, esters, and light musty grape skin again as well as a light lingering warming tingly booze, and more tartness.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice carb, warming booze.

Overall pretty nice funky French farmhouse beer, light saison funk, nice malts, booze is unique for the style, and quite an interesting musty grape skin and wine flavor. I like it.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with an off-white head. Cherry starts things off followed by red grapes and a hint of vinegar. A nice tartness, some oak, and a bit of sweet maltiness. Just a hint of lemon peel in the background. The palate is somewhat acetic. Red wine and balsamic vinegar notes with light oak, grass, and lemon peel. Strong grape flavor with a hint of raisin and cherry. Not bad, but nothing really great either.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Confusing entry for this one; three similarly named ales. My bottle does not have "2" on it anywhere, but the label matches the picture and the style seems right.
Gusher. I now open all Belgians and saisons in the sink and am thankful for that habit now. Quickly lost half the bottle before I could pour. The remaining pour was hazy caramel amber with an initial very fizzy white head that surprisingly settled down to an attractive two finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Haze probably due to the gushing, rough pour. Aroma of grape, berries, vinous and sour, with light Belgian yeast and spicing. Flavor is sour, astringent white grapes, apple vinegar, light spicing. Medium bodied with active carbonation. Too tart and dry for my taste, I thought this was going to be a Belgian ale style and initially thought I had a compromised bottle, but it tasted close to what other reviewers report, so it is intended to be a lambic/sour ale. Well made with lots of tart fruit flavor, but I'm not the one to appreciate it. I wish BA still had the "had" option, so I'm not forced to rate beers that are well made but not a style I like. I like this brewery, but this is a miss. I'm rating it on quality, not my taste.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz flip top bottle into tulip at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a grapefruit color haze with nice foamy head. This looks real nice.
Smell is awesome! Super funky and tart and somewhat fruity nose. Taste is tart fruity belgian malty sweet. Its such a great brew...not a typical belgian strong pale, as this is more like a strong lambic. Its just awesome...I want more.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Supplication is one of my top favorite wild beers with Pinot Noir, so this BSPA with Pinot Noir has a high hurdle to pass.

Poured into a Lost Abbey chalice, cloudy amber color, with a little foam that dissipates quickly to a ring. Leaves some scant lacing.

Nose is sweet light malt, hops, grapes, spicy notes of cinnamon and clove. Some Belgian yeast funkiness. Interesting enough, but I was hoping this would be sour and there is no hint of that.

Tastes like a Duvel with Pinot. Tastes of light roasted malt, concentrated, fresh grapes, and cinnamon & clove spice typical in the finish of pinot noir wine. A little yeast funkiness. Sourness of the grapes is held in check by the sweet malt, so it is not really sweet or sour.

It is just a little fizzy to flat on the tongue; light body. Long finish with some hop bitterness and lingering cinnamon/clove spice.

I think I would like this better if it were more sour. It is tasty enough to complete a glass, but the sweet malt and Belgian yeast funkiness seems at odds with the pinot noir rather than integrated with it. It tastes like a wine punch in which some Duvel was added to give it fizz. A lot of Pinot Noir grape must was likely used in this as it has quite a concentrated pinot flavor as well as a quite spicy finish. But I am sure I would enjoy this more if it had less malt sweetness and more sourness from the Pinot Noir.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a 11.2oz bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Ale brewed with grapes.

Appearance- Rather akin to a Berlinerweiss. Hazy gold with no real head or lacing. Not much going on.

Smell- Lots of tart saison-like funk. Some grape, green apple, pear, wheat. Nice and crisp smelling.

Taste- Tart grapes up front. Reminds me of chardonney or sauvignon blanc. Some lemon and apples or pears. Tart and sweet. The 8% kind of comes through, but the grapes are a nice touch. Some mild funky yeast.

Mouthfeel- Real smooth and easy to drink. Nice body and great moderate carbonation. Almost drinks like a young white wine.

Overall- An enjoyable beer, but I'd like a little more tartness to it.

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Photo of tony223366
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice white head that stands about two fingers. Unfortunately it quickly dissipates to just a thin layer and then basically nothing. Very disappointing. The color is nice though, a golden amber color with some darker rose highlights.

S: Tons of really tart acidity. Some fruity notes from that tart sour notes. A small amount of musty funk that I love. Smells like a really interesting beer.

T: The taste really doesn't disappoint. Wow, huge tart acidity that I love. Really a lip puckerer. Lots of musty funkiness too. It's all balanced by some really nice fruity sweetness. I pick up some citrusy notes too. I'll be damned if there isn't some oak or woody notes too.

M: Medium smooth body with lots of puckering astringency.

O: Definitely reminds me a lot of Petrus Aged Pale Ale. I believe that's also a sour belgian pale ale. Really huge flavor and just so good. The more beers like this the better if you ask me. Wow

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose very similar to Russian River's Supplication (not surprising since that was aged in pinot noir barrels). Red wine notes, grapes, sour cherries, green apples, dark fruits, sweetness and honey. The sourness in the taste is milder than expected. Sour fruit, grapes, cherries, some notes of apple and maybe some pineapple. Sharp and acidic, but still surprisingly smooth. This is an awesome sour. Not surprised that Stone had this in their Sour Fest. There was another sour at La Bodega from the same event, even though its $22 I am now considering picking it up.

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L'Amoureuse No. 2 from Brasserie Trois Dames
4.15 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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