Trois Enfants
Earth Bread + Brewery

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Earth Bread + Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes...was saving for review # 2400.
Jean, thank you so much for the growler!

Appears a deep, dark brown with a turbid, russet hue when held to the light. A small, off white cap slowly fades into a mild cap that floats. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is malty with a touch of roast, and dried coffee. Belgian esters jump out of the glass, requiring a second glance. Some notes of ripe fruit and orange rind entice the olfactory sensories.
Taste is of the aromas with the yeast being the star of the beer with the malt bill playing a close second fiddle. The rye agrees with the blend, drying out the flavors in the classic style of a saison.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with mild carbonation, a hint of tartness, and a zesty, dry finish.
Well done collaborative beer by three wonderful brewers!

Mar 02, 2011
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Month old-ish growler from EBB shared with Adam and Jeff. Poured into a tulip.

Growler opens with a strong hiss and pours a dark, opaque near black with a light khaki colored finger thick head. Body has mahogany tinged highlights against light and is visibly thinner than a stout despite what the color suggests. Head slowly settles to a fine crown and splotchy film with respectable lacing.

Aroma is primarily spicy and bready with a strong roasted malt, almost coffee like presence. At colder temperatures there is a strong estery, yeast Belgian aroma resembling a typical saison, but as this warms the rye and roast take over.

Flavor is remarkably balanced and nuanced blending the flavors of the aroma with the addition of a mild citrus sweetness undertone. The front of palate easily distinguishes spicy rye and saison flavors while the roast and coffee meld with orange, bread and faint pepper in the smooth, clean finish.

The body is thicker than expected for a saison with strong, fine carbonation. Finish is exceptionally dry and clean.

I've really enjoyed this beer everytime I've tried it and am happy this growler has held up. Blindly this wouldn't obviously be a saison as it more resembles a dark, roasty Belgian dark ale at times. However, more traditional saison flavors are present throughout and this is an exceptional, robust cold weather saison.

Feb 10, 2011
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oglmcdgl from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler. This is a dark rye saison. Cool.

A- a good finger or so of tan head from a hard pour that settles rather quickly to leave a few spots of lace and a thin creamy cap. Very dark brown almost black in color with a cola glow at the edges.

S- spiced rye bread and dark roasted malts. Mild molasses like sweetness. The undeniable saison farmy funk.

T- roasty and slightly funked up front with some light sweetness. Black rye bread and a bit of molasses. Touches of coffee and yeast. Wet earth hops blend very nicely with the rest of the brew. Super clean finish.

M- just about medium in body with a bright carb that keep this roasty brew feeling very light.

D- this is a kick ass dark rye saison. Not that I've had another but this is very tasty. This style is popping up a lot lately and I'm excited to see where is goes.

Dec 31, 2010
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BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Earth...

Trois Enfants came to me looking dark probably very similar looking as Saison Darkly by Stillwater. A nice cap but that fades leaving nothing on the glass, some swirls od suds on the top. Smell is malty and roasted, the rye comes out after a half hour. Coffee and some fruit. Taste is pretty similar, a saison dependant on malt with roast and some darker fruits. A fruity yeasty vibe. This is some smooth ass beer, great feel goes down, coats, leaves, rinse, repeat. Carbed up but not stingy. Good for a go and a 20oz pour or two.

Jan 09, 2011
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321jeff from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler of this collaboration provided by Michael...

Pours very dark, almost black with a bunch of thin mocha colored head. So dark its almost like a stout, but it just looks a bit thinner.

Aroma is pretty complex and refreshing. Typical farmhouse yeast that's a bit funky and some roast malt with hints of rye. Very nice.

Taste is very similar only the rye comes through a little more. The roast is present and some hints of Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is a little thick for a saison, but still very smooth with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy and is a nice cold weather saison. It's a shame I'll probably never have it again.

Feb 10, 2011
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touchmeimsac from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

Nov 22, 2011
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