La Calabrune | Brasserie Des Vignes

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Vignes
France | website

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BearsOnAcid on 03-26-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Photo of crusian
4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from my phone, so apologies for misspellings and is a bit shortened. Bottle from pixieskid and Simon in Paris, once again, thanks guys!
Pours a dark amber color, with aromatics just oozing out all over the place. This is smelling up the room... nice! Caveat, this beer is almost room temperature, because I have no fridge, and need to drink it to make room in luggage. Been sitting in cold water for a while though. Pours with about 3 fingers of head, despite my attempt to limit it.
The nose is a beautiful cherry, peach, pear mixture, absolutely incredible. I only hope it can taste this good...
The taste has a lot of lemon taste, but the others mentioned previously do make a short, subtle appearance. There is a sweetness to this that makes me want to cellar it. There is also a bit of harshness on the finish I don't like. Very astringent. Everything about this is nice and smooth until the finish. Other than that, this is nice.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark cherrywood hue with a big tightly packed off white head.

Yeasty up front with notes of cara malts and rootbeer. French farmhouse ale yeast. Very spicy with some slight bandaid.

Farmhouse yeast was dominant in the flavor. The taste constantly evolved afterwards into pretzel-carmel-winter spices-then to a slightly bitter malt finish. Very fine carbonation.

A very interesting and finely crafted winter warmer that had an extremely complex flavor but was not over the top.

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La Calabrune from Brasserie Des Vignes
3.93 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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