Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trois Dames -- Switzerland

Available online also

New beers from Switzerland
First time in the U.S.
Biere Trois Dames
The Trois Dames (3 ladies) are his wife and 2 daughters. He named the brewery after them because of all the time he spent away from them getting it going. He (Raphael) is actually the artist of the Swiss labels. The labels in the U.S. are different than the Swiss labels.

Trois Dames Bise Noire...$5.69 / 11.2oz
Imperial Stout

"La Bise Noire is back, only with a tweaked recipe for a better match with the rest of our range. A black ale based on a malt gist designed to give it the fulness, roundness and presence needed for a winter beer, yet keeping clear of being sickly sweet. At 7.2% ABV, it is to be approached with caution." -- brewery

Trois Dames L'Exploratrice....$5.69 / 11.2oz

Hoppy Porter
(Called India Brown Ale in Switzerland)
"My take on a porter with a reinforced hop character: 50 IBU for only 5.2-5.5% ABV. Almost the hop charge of an IPA, but with a solid dark, roast malt backbone, Brewed once or twice a year." -- brewery

Trois Dames La Victorienne....$5.69 / 11.2oz
India Pale Ale
"A beer for hop lovers, bursting with flavours at 6.3% ABV. IT makes full use of the flavour potential of US hop varieties such as Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe. Try it along with an indian curry or a spicy couscous, you'll love it !" -- brewery

Trois Dames Grande Dame....$18.99 / 750ml

Oud Bruin
Rated 95/100 RateBeer
"Born of a chance meeting with a strong and stout fermenting apricots Valais who never attained the alembic distiller which it was intended, our Oud Bruin (Flemish for "old brown") is an interpretation rather unorthodox its Belgian cousins. She cautioned, however, the delicate balance of sweet and sour, malty backbone between a solid foundation on malts, caramel notes, chocolate, toast and fruit, which crosses over the apricot wine with lactic acidity, hints of leather Barn and related wild yeasts, and a discreet note of apricot. The finish is slightly bitter and everything goes in harmony on the palate.A unique beer, a large buvabilité but nicely complex, with its sweetness, fruitiness and acidity. She is married with lamb, duck, mussels, shellfish or soft cheese or semi-hard."
-- RateBeer Commercial description

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