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L’Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche | Brasserie Trois Dames

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
32 Ratings
L’Amoureuse No. 1 BlancheL’Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames
Switzerland
brasserietroisdames.ch

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Duplicate of http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17998/83306/

It’s thanks to Raphaël’s friendship with Nicolas Pittet and Pierre-Alain Dutoit, winemakers from Lavaux/Vaud, that the L’Amoureuse beers were born. They’re real hybrids – born of a combination of dry Saison and the freshly-squeezed juice of local grapes, blended and fermented together. The result is a relatively dry beer with a light, fruity, vinous nose. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle, the L’Amoureuse will continue to evolve and grow more acidy over time thanks to the wild yeasts that occur naturally on the grape skins.

Added by Nutwood on 03-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
32
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Reviews by drabmuh:
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy yellow orange. No head. Just a couple of bubbles at the edge.

Smell - Fruity. Light grain malt. Some slight acidity.

Taste - Much fruitier. More distinct grape flavor. Grainy still and has a sharper acidity that I wouldn't call tartness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Very light tartness.

Overall - Nice fruit flavor and not a lot else. Tastes good though.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of fleurdelou
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of justmandel
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of gueuzegeek
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color - A lovely slightly orangey gold

Aroma - some woodiness from the Gewurtztraminer barrel? Fruity, thick, yeasty winey.

Taste - do you like a white wine? Do you know non-beer drinkers who drink white wine? This is one to seek out to convert to a wine drinker to beer! The fruit clearly coming through here. You can convert a wine drinker with this one.

Mouthfeel - perfectly dense

Drinkability - DONE!

Now to the wordier part; I must state, I like spicy dry white wine, so this was bound to be a winner. I rarely look at a beer over 7% and say I need to get that, but when the bartender said "Gewurtztraminer", I said "I need that one"!

The dryness at the finish is exactly what works for me in a higher ABV fruitier beer.

I really dig the fruit and yeast interplay here and there is nothing negative I can possibly say.

I am so glad I got to have this on tap at Strangelove's in Philly !

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Chico1985
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jan. 2015 notched off on the label. Described as 'ale brewed with grapes'.

A - I have had this a few times before, so I knew what to expect and opened it over the sink - I suggest you do the same. Big ol immediate gusher that just keeps gushin', lost a few ounces, but it pours into the glass without much trouble. The girl on the label smirks at me as foam runs down her face. Color is very pale peach-orange with floaty flecks in abundance, which eventually collect as a blob that rests at the bottom. White head eventually settles at a solid half-finger and leaves bits of lace.

S - A little bit of a grape/white wine vibe, comes off more like apple juice or cidery to me. A little bit of spice, some vanilla wheat, slight funk.

T - Tart grapes make themselves more known here with a bit more musty funk too. Juicy sweetness cuts through the sour aspects. Wheat, light spice.

M - Decent body that, given the gusher-ness, is surprisingly pretty lowly carbonated. Kinda flimsy feeling. Tartness is light and the 8% is pretty well-concealed.

O - Not bad, really lacks the extremity and complexity of your average lambic/sour (feels more like a kinda-tart-witbier kinda) but pleasant enough. Though the whole gushing/full of flecks thing is a turnoff.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of grain, grape juice, grape jelly, fruit, floral, and slight funk aromas. Taste is much the same with grape juice, grape jelly, yeast, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the smells on this one work slightly better together in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Adamah_Adonai
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Appearance -The pour was a very light and clear golden yellow with almost no head.

Aroma -The Aroma is pretty one dimensional, grapes and must.

Taste -The taste was mostly sweet with a little bit of tartness towards the end.

Mouthfeel -The body was very light and effervescent.

Overall - It was actually a little disappointing not very sour and in comparison to the no. 2 it was overly dominated by the grapes.

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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

Abbreviated review: sweet Reisling, white raisins, and a touch of green apple sourness on a thin body.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drpimento
2.99/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First of all, THIS BEER SHOULD BE DECANTED! I learned the hard way. During most of the pour the color of the beer was much more of a blonde. At the end and before I could stop myself, some dark sediment poured out and totally changed the color of the beer, probably other aspects as well. Aroma is fruit, slight tang, malt. Flavor's like nose with tang more bold, ditto sweet, slight bitter. Still not really an attractive beer for me.

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L’Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche from Brasserie Trois Dames
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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