Karl Strauss Mouette à Trois
From Karl Strauss – Mouette a Trois est la meileure biere que vous avez jamais goute ou notre nom n’est pas Karl Strauss. Mouette a Trois, meaning Three Seagulls, is the 3rd installment in our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. Brewed with fresh apricots, cherries and a blend of spices, the resulting strong ale is Belgian Dubbel meets fruitcake. Rich layers of candied fruit and warming spices are punctuated by notes of toffee and fresh baked bread. Aging on brandy-cured French oak adds hints of vanilla that linger through a warming finish. Don’t. Even. Think. About. Regifting.
Karl Strauss Brewing – Karl Strauss Mouette à Trois – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 8.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy amber with no head.
Aroma: Festive Yankee candle (holly berry perhaps). Booze soaked candied fruit.
Taste: Fruit cake crust/corner, strawberry, cranberry, nutmeg, French oak , spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, full bodied.
Overall: This beer really does remind me of fruitcake. Has nice level of woodiness and is truly a winter warmer at 8.5%.