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La Femme Amère | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by levifunk on 06-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of trbergman
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pours a warm red-orange with one finger of sticky off-white head.

S - Toast, toffee, orange zest, and some underlying spicy yeast.

T - Very nice hoppy bitterness and spicy yeast profile. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, toffee, and toast. This has a bit of the tea-like character of Bitter Woman, but less pronounced.

M - Roundish, medium body with crisp carbonation.

D - Nothing earth-shattering, but good - I'd have it again.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper color with a thin white head that fades immediately, leaving some thin patches.
Smell is very slightly spiced malts with a hint of hops. Faint presence of Belgian yeast. Banana, figs, and clove.
Taste is malts laced with ginger and nutmeg. Hops come in faintly from underneith, along with the Belgian yeast. More dark fruits, including fig, plum, and raisins. Banana and clove. Little bit of bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel is thin and a touch watery. Slightly sticky finish. Light-to-medium body.
Drinkability is good. Not a lot of alcohol can be detected. Decent beer overall.

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Photo of mdwalsh
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clean, but uninspiring. Little active carbonation and there wasn't much head either.

S: Fruity, earthy yeasty aromas blend with sharp hops, though neither is too strong.

T: Again, the hops are sharp and harsh, too much so for me. It seems balanced, but that may be a trick of the yeast. I like this mild "belgique" though, so many beers belgian the hell out of beers and it's just too much.

M: Refreshing, appropriate for an IPA

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Photo of pmccallum86
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a delicious looking orange red color with a small bubbly head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is of Belgian yeast first and foremost, with some citrus and lemon zest as well.

Taste is similar to the smell, lots of the funky metallic Belgian yeast with a lot of citrus flavors. Some pineapples and lemons with a nice bready malt finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and bubbly.

Very drinkable, quite an enjoyable Belgian IPA.

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Photo of bound4er
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium amber appearance with a minimal white head. Good lacing left behind.

Candied Belgian yeast like aromas with some cracker, faint citrus and baking spice.

Nose carries over to the palate with an initial attack of yeast-like flavors - graphite being the most prominent followed by some bubble gum. Hops take over on the finish with strong bitterness.

Medium body with good carbonation.

This is a decent effort but nothing to write home about. Drinkability is good but I am not itching for a second helping. I agree with a previous reviewer that Ale Asylum's Bedlam is a better beer.

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Photo of cokes
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden bronze with a moderate cap of beige foam. Good retention and decent lacing.
Caramelly, biscuity malt base, kicked up with apples, allspice and clove. A midsized amount of peppery, floral bitterness.
Toasty on the get-go through the mouth, it the broadens towards crusty apple pie, complete with a dusting of allspice and clove. Doughy, even a bit pasty in the middle, as the yeast hits a chalky, acrid note. Hops bring an agressive bitterness, full of pulpy herbs and florals.
A plumpish medium body is supported by a trickling but lasting carbonation. It's carries itself here much like a traditional IPA.
Curiously, this doesn't remind me much of Bitter Woman. It's considerably bitter (maybe moreso than its sister), but the hops don't ring clear enough in the flavor.
It's not a shabby take on the sub-style, but there are a few others that I prefer to this.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wisconsin Belgique-style India Pale Ale. Rob has a cheesehead hat, wears a monk's robes, and says "Voulez vous couchez avec moi?" (Ce soir?)

Clear, reddish amber appearance, slim white head.

Aroma: a little too muted this time, I was expecting more. Some typical Belgian funky flavor, on top of the citrus fruit & herbaceousness of the Bitter Woman, spicy and phenolic.

Taste: Fresh and zesty Deep, mysterious, wild twist on a very drinkable IPA. The flavor of a Belgian amber or golden ale, hopped up and having fun on the palate. This one gets tastier the more it stays in the mouth. Mmmm, mmm. Tasty, tasty stuff.

vive le difference.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, grabbed a 4pack from star - this one came out while i was abroad

appearance: poured into a great dane imperial pint glass, copper-amber body, nice frothy white cap

smell: floral hops, tangerine, orange pulp, light yeast, corriander, white pepper

taste: hard not to compare this to Ale Asylum Bedlam, another recent madison-area belgian IPA. this one doesnt stack up to Bedlam i dont think - more IPA than belgian. high dosage of bitter hops, tangerine and citrus, clove, pepper, light yeast.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness levels

drinkability: fine

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Photo of levifunk
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - clear gold/orange color. white head.

s - hops. very floral. cloves spice.

t - floral hops and clove define the majority of the taste. some bitterness, but caramel malts cut the bitterness nicely.

m - medium to light body. carbonation a little on the lower side for IPA's, but I prefer that.

overall - I really like this IPA. Its not too bitter, but has a good hop flavor. Very drinkable. This may be my go-to IPA throughout the summer.

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La Femme Amère from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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