- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.8 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Fraicheur du Soir (Blanche double malt) 2011 – Brasserie Trois Dames, 7% ABV, 75 cl., (Saint-Croix, Switzerland)
- Style: Sour Ale / Wild Ale
- Taste: Sour soft tart grapefruit apple barley malt light pukey woody clean
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $16 CAD (10% off) – 750 ml., September 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
- What was the impression: sour yet clean and composed
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours translucent marmalade orange with large bits of suspended yeast, no head, active tight clustered micro streams.
Nose: liquid barley malt, mild woody dank (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: sour, light crisp, soft-puckery
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), sour fleshy grapefruit, subdued subtle pukey, apple undertones, sweet barley malt backbone
Finish: woodiness, subtle bittersweet citrus peel, residual pukey malt
Summary: It says it is a blanche but it drinks unlike any witbier I’ve ever had. With no wheat listed in the ingredients, this one drinks darker but still has bitter orange peel nuances, though I’m not getting much coriander. Great all around balance and a unique style.