L'Amoureuse Rouge | Brasserie Trois Dames

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames
Switzerland
brasserietroisdames.ch

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GRG1313 on 07-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by bluejacket74:
Photo of bluejacket74
3.51/5  rDev -12%
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 jtladner
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of emilylee
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
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 DonDirkA
4.77/5  rDev +19.5%
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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Photo of schmitter
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mises85
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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 GRG1313
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
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 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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Photo of CraigTravor
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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 deesbeers
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rowyn
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MRsojourner
4.23/5  rDev +6%
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 wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BWH999
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Timmy13T
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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 t420o
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.99 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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