L’Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche | Brasserie Trois Dames

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L’Amoureuse No. 1 BlancheL’Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche

Brewed by:
Brasserie Trois Dames

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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%

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

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -14%
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Churchkey in D.C. Served alongside L'Amoureuse No. 2 (Rouge). Review from notes.

The lighting was pretty dim, but the beer appears straw yellow with a bit of haze. The aroma brings grapes, grape skins, funk, some acidity. Some grain and bread in the flavor with a bit of a puckering finish. A tad sharp, but not offensive. I preferred the No. 2 to this, but still, this is a solid offering I would have again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of drpimento
2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
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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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Chico1985
3.45/5  rDev -9%
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 +5.5%

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Pours a quite cloudy pale yellow color forming a minimal bubbled white head. Minimum retention and some thin and lingering lacings in the glass

S: Great perfume of grapes. Strong notes of white wine, sweet pale malts, vanilla, wood and bready yeasts

T: Sweet, malty and very fruity upfront. Notes of white grapes, vanilla, oak. Smooth taste: A good balance between sweetness and bitterness with nice touch of sour. The bitterness prevails in the very end

M: Medium body. A bit molasses. Low carbonation and a good fruity bitter-sweetness aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Quite smooth for its 8%. A winner. Recommended

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of seand
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy pale straw color with a tiny amount of white head. There's really just a rim around the edge of the glass, though that's enough to leave a few spots of lacing here and there.

S: Fruity white wine with a bit of funky yeast. It's unusual, but nice.

T: Mildly sweet; the witbier base is more noticeable here, with a mild wheat flavor throughout. The vinous note is prominent towards the finish and especially the aftertaste, though it does come in earlier if you look for it. It does not taste like 8% at all.

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation. The overall effect is very light and drinkable.

Overall, light, drinkable, flavorful, interesting, and stronger than it seems.

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Photo of Nutwood
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap pull into a room temp shaker pint.

A: L'Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche shows a cloudy straw to gold, hazy, with one finger of white slightly rocky head, dissipating to a nice cap; minimal lacing.

S: The nose is lightly funky farmhouse, white-grape vinous, and just the ever-so-slight hint of vinegar.

T: The taste is pleasantly smooth and somewhat complex. The balance between elements is extraordinary. A bit of fruit and ascetic sours, mellow malt, Chasselas grape and esters all blend nicely. Nary a hint of alcohol on the palate or the finish. The finish itself is just a bit dry, powdery, but smooth and satisfying while remaining unassuming. The sour character is somewhat reserved, not enough to pucker your mouth, but enough to play nicely with the other flavors.

M: L'Amoureuse No. 1 Blanche has a body in character with the nose and taste; medium with the nice, soft carbonation of a sour.

O: Very drinkable, but the abv of 8.0 is very well hidden, so don't let this one creep up on you. I've returned to this beer quite regularly since my first, and it grows on me with each tasting. It is not overwhelmingly great at first, but the more you drink it the more you appreciate it's subtleties. The flavor and mouthfeel are satisfying all the way through from chilled to nearly room temperature, so if you can take it in a snifter, wine globe, or tulip do give it a fair chance to develop and you will be rewarded. This is my third beer from Trois Dames, and at this point I look forward with confidence to trying and enjoying anything they offer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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