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L'Amoureuse No. 2 Rouge | 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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Nutwood on 01-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 48
Photo of drpimento
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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 qchic
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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 UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Mises85
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Birch and Barley in a tumbler glass.

Appearance: light brown with no head or lacing. That is a first.

Smell: Unusually muted although there is a grape character with some vinous notes. Some vinegar and touch of sourness come through.

Taste: tart, vinegary, very grapey, effervescent, musty, touch of malt, red wine, slight funk.

mouthfeel: super smooth and refreshing.

Overall: Solid beer and great thirst quencher. Is it the best tart beer I have had? No. But would definitely drink again if given the opportunity.

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Photo of MRsojourner
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance is a soft bronze/amber color
with an aroma of wine and a touch of alcohol.
taste is a delicious blend of malty sweetness and vine fruit that hits your tongue initially but is followed by lactic tartness quickly. if there is any brett flavor its very subdued.
mouthfeel is dry and crisp but not sharp with very little carbonation.
overall this is not a complex brew but is hugely drinkable and delicious and maintains a great balance. i could consume copius amounts of this in the winter or summer its that good.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a quarter inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. Aroma seems a bit weak, it smells like red grapes, cherries, and grainy malt/wheat. The brew tastes like red grapes/wine, tart cherries, raisins, and grainy/wheat malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think it's an OK brew, but I can't say I was impressed with it. Worth a try once, but I don't think I'd buy it again. $6.49 a bottle.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Burnt orange cloudy color in the body. Little head that quickly dissipates. Served in a tulip. A fairly lackluster appearance.

Smells gross. Like smelly cheese. Then a little lactic smell. Some light malt aroma in there as well, like a bready note.

Nothing like a lambic. Lightly tart up front. Lightly. Bitterness is more in the finish. All is run through with a strong vinous quality. Bartender told me he thought there were Pinot noir grapes added. Not sure if that is true, but with the amount of grape flavor, it wouldn't surprise me.

Lighter body. Bright carbonation. Decent.

Not the greatest but nothing terrible. I wouldn't order again. I like the tart, vinous character but the aroma was pretty rank.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Served alongside L'Amoureuse No. 1 (Blanche). Review from notes.

The beer is reddish and fairly hazy with a small head. The aroma brings grapes, funk, acidity, bread, grains. Definitely the better of the two beers. Smoother with more going on. More pronounced fruit. Tasty grape character throughout. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy almost red/almost purple. Not much of head, but very wispy and a thin uneven collar.

Smell - Much sharper acidity than the white grape one. A touch of grain and tons of fruitiness.

Taste - Great musty grape flavor. Grainy. Medium tang to it. Better than the other version.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Feels kinda light as a result.

Overall - Better fruit flavor and a nice tang to this one. Pretty good.

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Photo of seand
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pink-ish orange-ish amber color with a bit of fizzy white head, which dissipates nearly instantly. A ring around the edge of the glass retains enough to leave a bit of lacing.

S: Sweet candy cherry and other fruit, with a bit of wheat, and a little vinous.

T: Lots to unpack. It's a bit sweet, a bit tart, has a bit of wheaty yeasty astringency, but the overall flavor is relatively subtle. It's worth going slowly and trying to notice different aspects, since there are lots of flavors there, they just don't jump out.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, an interesting and pretty good beer, but more interesting than strictly enjoyable; worth trying though.

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Photo of Nutwood
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this one in a served from a 330 ml bottle into a red wine glass, and warmed it with my hands a bit while taking in the aroma before sipping.

Appearance: Cloudy, virtually no head, and no significant lace. Color is a cloudy pinkish amber. The color is really hard to describe but very nice.

Aroma: Delicate fruit, soft malt, a hint of vinegar sourness, maybe just a touch of distant floral bouquet.

Taste: I love how this beer is so balanced, so delicate, and simultaneously really has depth and complexity. I'm just really kind of blown away by how soft the flavors are; and at the same time there is a robustness to the interplay of fruit, malt, a hint of ascetic vinegar sour. There is a slight woody presence, just ever so slight but present. It's not overtly sweet, but there is a pleasing quality to the fruit that is better than mere sweetness. The different aspects of the complex flavors here seem to occupy all parts of your senses so evenly and at the same time distinct in each part.

Mouthfeel: The body os this beer is just right in line with all the other attributes. It's medium to light, with a soft carbonation that's matches the delicate flavors. As with the flavor, it seems to equally stimulate all corners of the palate at once. The pleasing dry finish of L'Amoureuse No. 2 Rouge is crisp and well-defined without being harsh; it begs contemplation of the next sip.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer immensely, so much so that I had two glasses, and went back for another the next day. Every aspect of L'Amoureuse No. 2 Rouge plays off each of the others perfectly. If you're into beers with aggressive, in-your-face qualities, this one is not for you. But if you like balance and subtlety with depth and character, give L'Amoureuse No. 2 Rouge a try.

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L'Amoureuse No. 2 Rouge from Brasserie Trois Dames
3.9 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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