L'Amoureuse Rouge | Brasserie Trois Dames

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L'Amoureuse RougeL'Amoureuse Rouge

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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Photo of StormAles
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up this bottle & its sister, Blanche, at the Hunger-n-Thirst bottle shop here in Lancaster, PA a while back, more for the labels than anything else. The woman depicted is very evocative of post-World War I 1920s in Paris & some of the advertising artwork of the period. The name translates to "The Red (-headed) Lover"!

From the bottle (translated from French): "Winemaker's beer with Garanoir grapes"; "Ingredients: Water, Barley and Wheat Malt, Hop Flowers, Grapes and Fresh Yeasts"; "Ale brewed with grapes"; "Winemaker Nicolas Pittet Savuit-sur-Lutry"; "Three Ladies Beer".

Mademoiselle, je suis si heureuse de vous voir! Mon amour pour ta beauté ne connaît pas de limites. Votre sœur était juste là, mais je garde mon meilleur pour vous, ma poupée enflammée! I may be 52 y/o, but no Viagra needed when a redhead follows a blonde for me. I began gently, removing her top as I sniffed at her flame-red hair, feeling its coarseness against my rather large proboscis. She is like a big, orange cat, nuzzling & snuggling against me in return to my caresses. I may have revved her engine a little too quickly as I got some foaming up through the neck, forcing a quick, gentle pour that I stopped as soon as I had things back under control. Like her sister, Blonde, Red was rather flat, but beautiful nonetheless. In the glass, she appeared as Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, and once more, the arrival of the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas was cut short by their collective embarrassment. Red had no such inhibitions & fully opened herself to me. I breathed deeply & where her sister was much more funky & evocative of their family farm, she had a soft, slightly perfumey pungency, more akin to a Saison. There was a vinousness, like her sister, but not as pronounced. She was softer and less abrasive than her sister, preferring to lay across my tongue & rub back & forth, controlling the goings-on and leading the pace. The taste was again, more tart than sour and not even all that tart. Blonde was MUCH tarter than Red, leaving this one like training wheels where Blonde was a starter bike. It was vinous, but not overpowering, much more to my liking. As we approached the climax of this get-together, I noticed her darkening & getting more aggressive, I looked down to realize that we were almost into the lees on her punt, so I backed off accordingly & allowed both of us to catch our breath. Phew! I was having a tough time not finishing her (& me) off in one deep draught, but that is not how I like to operate. I slowly drank off what remained in my glass, savoring every drop, while agitating the remnants of the bottle in anticipation of the big climax. She moaned in response, suggesting that I might be doing something right. I poured off those last dregs, which looked like reddish clay that could be kilned into brick, and drank them off as we both shuddered in delight. I wish that she had not been retired as I would love to have her again.

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Photo of pubscout
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Out of Switzerland’s Brasserie Trois Dames, L’Amoureuse is quite rare because it is no longer brewed. It’s a wild ale, tart, redolent of grapes with a very pleasant carbonation. While The PubScout is not a fanatic about sour beers, this one has just enough grape sweetness to enhance the “Wild Ale” aspect without cancelling the effect out entirely. It pours a faded orange, nearly faded pink with no head. The nose is quite interesting and the fruitiness there is also reflected on the palate. It’s a great change of pace, and i suspect it would be a favorite among brunch lovers of both sexes—were it still being produced. Hat Tip to son Kaz for picking it up.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonld23
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schmitter
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Well executed idea in a straightforward brew. The Pinot come thru nicely in the nose with the malt and tart; nothing off. For flavor, similar to nose, plus good carbonation enhances the tartness which is esthetically done. Excellent body. Nice brew.

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

Photo of DemoniChris
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qchic
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sours never really appear too showy. Aroma is sour and earthy with a hint of grape sweetness. That grape sweetness is a nice contrast to the moderate sourness--doesnt quite tickle the nose hairs, but the finish is off-putting. Reminds me of those rubbery balloons that you'd blow with a straw as a kid. Eek!

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Photo of deesbeers
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
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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4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells nice, but the fruit presence is slightly better in the taste to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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L'Amoureuse Rouge from Brasserie Trois Dames
3.99 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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