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Review of Biere Trois Dames Grande Dame (Oud Bruin)

Hello everyone.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Biere Trois Dames Grande Dame (Oud Bruin) produced by the Brasserie Trois Dames located in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.

I don’t know much about this brew except that it’s supposed to be really good.  Needless to say, I’m really eager to try it.

The website, brasserietroisdames.ch, didn’t provide any information regarding this beer, so heck with it.  Let’s just find out for ourselves, shall we?

Bottoms up.

This brew had an ABV of 7.2% and it came in a 25.4 oz. bottle.

It poured an extremely deep oxblood/red color with only a slight inkling of brighter ruby red highlights around the edges of the snifter.  The crown was tight, compact, decently sized and light tan.  Super smooth and actually kind of creamy.  The retention time was solid and the lacing was well above average.  It left a rather nice bit of foam sticking to the sides.

The nose revealed touches of earthy sour notes.  Hints of musty drift wood too.  I swear I think I smelled blueberries and raspberries as well.  Some other dark fruits were accounted for also.  Black cherry, blackberries and plum.  Very complex and very well balanced.  I thought it smelled great.

A lot more of the woody/oak was discovered in the taste.  The sourness was not to be denied either.  It was very prominent.  More of those dark fruits too.  Deep cherry, raspberry, blackberry and plum.  I got a slight savor of caramel sweetness and dark bread too.  It was somewhat acidic and vinegary, but it was easily manageable.  Like the fragrance, the flavor was very complex and very good.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and dry.  It began a touch sharp, however it smoothed out nicely after a few sips.  The carbonation was good and a bit of warmth was felt after the swallow.  A good deal of tastiness was left behind on the palate after each sip also.

Man, I thought this was an excellent beer.  It was kind of unique and different, yet somehow familiar at the same time.  It has enough character to keep even the most advanced craft beer aficionado interested for the duration.  It was fairly easy to drink too considering the style and all the complexities.  I’d definitely say give the Beire Trois Dames Grande Dame (Oud Bruin) a try if you are able to obtain a bottle.  I think it’s a winner.  It may not be a beer to drink every day, but every now and then it would certainly hit the spot.  Have any of you guys tried this brew?  What was your opinion?  Leave a comment if you’d like.

Thanks for checking back in on another review everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.3 out of 5
Grade:  A  

 
 
 
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