The Bruery 3 French Hens (365 Day 18)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Sunday, December 19th, 2010

The Bruery 3 French Hens

In selecting American craft beer to bring to a family get together there are always some limitations to what I feel I can bring. I am always saddened when I see a cup or glass that doesn’t get finished by a Lite fan that would be greatly appreciated by someone like myself if they would have just passed instead of feeling they have to try.

My list of beers was on the darker end, per a request from my now converted wife, but then I added a few to be festive. The list:

Deliverance was the beer my wife asked for as she wanted a bourbon beer. Didn’t write up a review but that is some fantastic stuff. Tyranena was brought for my own self indulgence while the Three Floyds and The Bruery were there in honor of the season.

I ended up having about 85% of the 3 French Hens so I decided to make it my beer of the day. The pour was what I expected with a dark ruby hued beer capped by an off-white, almost tan head. Taste and aroma were both good but neither was really big enough. I don’t bold and over the top but I want enough aroma that I don’t have to submerge my nose to get anything. The body was also a bit light. Now that might make it seem like I hated the beer: I did not, if those items were ramped up a bit, it would have been outstanding. The lingering question: How will this last nine years? Enjoy!

Aroma: 7, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 7.9

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