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La Buteuse - Le Trou Du Diable

La ButeuseLa Buteuse

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.62%


Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Non barrel-aged version. Available only 500ml bottles and on-tap.

If you have a 750ml bottle, please review here:
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(Beer added by: Goldorak on 02-28-2007)
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: copper colour, a little misty; very fine, big head, colour of aioli, sticky and good retention

Aroma: great, full aroma - apricot, peach, mango, and mild spices & herbs - cilantro, touch of vanilla; butterscotch is the backbone; more exotic than expected

Taste & Mouthfeel: big butterscotch flavour is nicely cut by alcohol burn and astringent hops, preventing any chance to become cloying; more intense spice comes through just before the finish as well, and lingers - would call it peppery if anything, but hard to really place; very dry finish; fruit notes of aroma are negligible here; perfect carbonation, fine like champagne, and medium body

Overall: surprisingly easy drinking and keeps your interest throughout with interplay of spice, butterscotch and alcohol burn

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 22:39:59 | More by BGDrock
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an exceptionally clear true gold with 2 fingers of off white head. Small amounts of lacing cling to the sides of the glass.

S: Pale caramel and butter followed by overripe bananas, light spices and yeast. Slight hints of rum and overal reminicent of bananas foster.

T: Yeasts are more prominant than the scent, along with malts and honey, light spices and overrie bananas.

M: Medium to chewy bodied with light carbonation.

O: Another great offering from TDD which is a slightly more malty take on a Belgian Tripel style.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 03:48:05 | More by FondueVoodoo
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its slightly hazed golden amber body is crowned with two fingers of creamy off white head. It recedes slowly and alcohol legs begin to show themselves. Very fine streams of carbonation are visible, but barely.

This has a gooey tropical fruit center. Papaya, pineapple, and apricot are all overly ripe and soaked in booze. This plays off the spicy and lively yeast character that is almost as apparent. Doughy bread and honey are also in the mix. There's a bit of band aid phenolics going on as well but its well integrated into the nose.

Everything comes at once in the taste. Ripe pineapple is the most obvious. It rests on the middle of the tongue and its sweetness extends almost into the finish. A heap of spices and bready malts stick to the back of the palate, morphing into a soft bitter taste that is intertwined with its inherent booziness. The latter is sweet and warming more than anything else. The alcohol amplifies the intensity of the fruity center. Syrupy apricot picks up where the pineapple leaves off, making its way into the finish. It cleans up nicely with some biscuit and grassy bitterness.

This is medium bodied with a full weight to it. With its low level of carbonation, the alcohol is what dictates its texture. It's soft, a bit syrupy and slick and unlike other highly effervescent and bottle conditioned Tripels I've had. Because of this, the sweetness from both the fruity character and booziness sit at the forefront. It still however does possess a foamy center. It just doesn't want to assert any more than its faint presence.

A great Belgian coming from Quebec? Who would have thought. I couldn't be more sarcastic. This is a wonderfully crafted Tripel with its uniqueness stemming from its emphasis on tropical fruits and weak carbonation. If I were to guess, I'd say the former, with the use of fruity hops, is responsible for the "new world twist" that's stated on the back of the label. Whatever it may be, I'm a fan. I'd love to get my hands on the oak aged version of this!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:41:49 | More by ludachris
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 600 ml bottle to a snifter

A: hazy orange with a lovely two finger head that breaks down leaving a nice cloud and good lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, spices, sweet fruits and orange.

T: follows the nose, the yeast comes through and there is a sweetness that befits the tripel category. A touch of alcohol lingers in the far back.

M: high carbonation, full body and sweet finish.

O: a solid beer. This is my first experience with this brewer and I am impressed. I have 4 more of their brews in my cellar and now I can't wait. I enjoyed the sweet finish on this beer and I have to say it was pretty easy to drink. I will be revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:56:19 | More by polloenfuego
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle Dated: 2012/07; Poured: 2013/09/13

A: Hazy, dark orang/copper color; 2 – 3 fingers of sudzy off-white head, lasting a long time and leaving lots of lacing.

S: The nose is the dominant Belgian nose, yeasty and spicy, lots of orange peel and other citrus; maybe a hint of grassiness from the hops.A very pleasant malt, bread character.

T: Again, it is dominated by the delicious Belgian flavor profile, yeast and peppery spice, hints of orange peel, bananas and bready malt. Lots of residual sweetness but not cloying.

M: Medium high body and lots of carbonation.

O: A great example of the style, well balanced and complex.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 16:40:32 | More by mtomlins
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled July 2012.

A - Orangey colour with a slight haze. Good carbonation with a great thick off white two finger head. Cloudy as all hell when the bottom of the bottle was added. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Yeast, orange, mild spice. Orange sticks out most.

T - Orange, sweet spice, yeast. Candi sugar kinda sweetness with a touch of alcohol. A bit dusty. A touch off.

M - Good carbonation, full body and a sweet finish.

O/D - A nice Tripel and I'm sure the year did this beer a favour. A little rough around the edges though and could use some work.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 00:50:39 | More by tbeckett
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a slightly opaque amber-orange with a lovely tan head that starts out big and beautiful before settling to a suitably creamy cap. Excellent retention; gorgeous, excellent lacing.

S:
Really sweet. Kind of took me aback to be quite honest. Smells a lot like an amber. Toasty caramelized malts, dash of cirtus, yeast and bread, vanilla and cloves. A lot going on. Very pleasant.

T:
Really caramely. Smooth, consistent flavor with a slightly burnt finish. Similar to the smell: yeasty, nutty, malty, sweet. There is a definite hop presence but it is really understated. Just enough to notice.

M:
Sticky sweet. Medium body. Carbonation is good, head is creamy. Nice.

O:
Really solid beer, on the whole. To be fair, I am not a huge fan of sticky sweet beers. Thus, this whole beer kind of conflicts with that. That said, it is definitely worth trying. Beautiful looking (a little more head and it would verge on a 5); great, complex aroma; the taste is a little intense, though.

Great beer, I just think it suffers from being too bold on too many counts. It is an in-your-face beer.

I think it would benefit from bringing the hops out a touch more (not much though). These guys make REALLY good beer and have gorgeous bottles/labeling. I probably won't get it again, but I am SURE that someone more tolerant of sweet beers would in a second. Worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 23:01:59 | More by TheDoctor
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shout out to andrenaline for including this in our last trade
A - fully hazy burnt orange hue, thumb of off white head fizzed but maintained its presence nicely
S - yeasty esters, sour orange and light tropical fruits, mild pepper and light floral
T - out of the gate strong with strong yeasty esters and grainy malts, mandarin, lemon pepper, and a bit of a fresh soapy thing going on, definitely interesting
M - creamy and well carbonated yet still relatively light, bit of a minerally mouth coating, touch of alcohol dryness and warmth through the finish
O - this is a nicely well rounded tripel with a lots of layered flavours, very drinkable at this ABV and a nice treat on this hot summer evening

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:30:37 | More by joemcgrath27
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Living up to its brewer's name, La Buteuse is much darker than even dark tripels tend to be and has fiery, flickering highlights. Ignited against the light it looks like the glass is entirely ablaze, too hot to touch. Even the initially soapy, thick head starts to melt under this bright orange heat; only the trim of the glass is shielded; all lacing imprinted quickly evaporates.

The aroma is properly perfumed with fragrant notes of orchard fruits and savory spice. It's like something out of a baking cookbook: lemon curd, marmalade, banana bread, pear compote, hell I'd even accept the notion of strawberry-rhubarb crumble! It has lots of sweetness, a good dose of spice, a hint of underlying tartness and a browned oats-like graininess.

Like an over-eager waiter, the palate follows up immediately with more of those sumptuous dessert-like flavours. The sugary lemon, banana, pear and marmalade notes continue with more intense rose-like florals introduced and additional rolled-oats maltiness piled on. There's more citrus than is typical of classic Belgian examples; its fruitiness is more bright and bubblegum-y. The spice is also more intense; yeast-produced phenolics shine bright like diamonds in the aftertaste.

The first time I tried La Buteuse was in a side-by-side tasting along some of the most iconic Belgian tripels (Westmalle, Gouden Carolus, Karmeliet) and it was decidedly the odd man out. Truthfully, I didn't care for it. It lacked the understated strength and sophistication of those timeless classics. It was too flashy for a style characterized by sneaky, soft subtleties.

But sitting down with it tonight I'm just short of enamored. I can taste why others have rated it so highly. It deserves it. So rich, strong, sweet and spicy, it is a zippy aperitif (or digestif) you'd swear was concocted by the devil himself. The monks might be overwhelmed, but New World palates will rejoice in this sinfully delicious tripel. A beer to definitely shake hands with!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:17:17 | More by biegaman
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange coloured and cloudy, with a small and poorly retained white head. Fruity, yeasty, and spicy aroma with notes of orange, banana, coriander, dry yeast, and pepper. Fruity and spicy flavour, and very lightly sweet. Citrus and banana, bready, cloves, and peppery. Light bitterness in the finish. Almost medium-bodied with low carbonation. Feels very smooth, but a little bit dead on the palate. I think a little bit more carbonation would be an improvement. A pretty good take on the style, definitely tending towards the drier end of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 01:42:46 | More by mintjellie
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 7 12 and purchased in recent LCBO release. Not certain it's true to the Tripel style in a biblical sense, but that's probably why it appeals to me!

Glad to be trying a non barrel aged version, as there's a lot going on and adding oak might make it overwhelming. Pours a hazy orange amber, with the minimal head dissipating near-instantly. Pleasantly surprised by the hops in the aroma, although the Belgian yeast and caramelized malts are in the forefront. A complex taste, from an initial malt focus to a nice tropical fruit hoppiness and bitterness. Although the Belgian evidence is there throughout, the spices aren't overpowering. The 10.5% ABV is well hidden, with only a hint of alcohol warmth in the lingering finish.

Very much looking forward to anything brewed by this Shawinigan micro!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 20:30:04 | More by hopsolutely
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The bottle pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a good amount of head. Tastes slightly bready, with yeast and dark fruits in there, with the spices coming through in the finish. You can tell this is a big beer with each sip as its 10% alc. but it does not come through in the taste at all. Very easy to drink for the size of this big beer. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:25:20 | More by WeedKing4
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into Duvel tulip.
Bottled 07/12 as per markings on label.
Newly available at the LCBO in "Limited Quantities"

A- Super hazy, dark orange pour. Two finger soapy off white head with great gobs of lacing stuck to the glass.

S- The first thing that really pops is the noble hops. A nice grassy aroma with a touch of sweetness. The Belgian yeast is spicy but not as over the top as the majority of Tripels I've come across. Sweet tangerines with some digestive cookies.

T- Dry yeast up front with some sweet fruits, grassy hops and a slight peppery spice.

M- Medium body, good carbonation with a slightly silky finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 18:21:39 | More by korguy123
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise to find at my local LCBO, and glad to have an opportunity to try the non-barrel aged version.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange colour, finger of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by peppery spice, yeast esthers, sweet citrus, raw cane sugar and a soapy lemon finish.

T - Flavour profile offers up a fruity yeast flavour, peppery spice, hints of mandarin, bananas, bubble gum and a grainy bready malt flavour lingers alongside a touch of ABV sweetness.

M - Mediun bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - A tasty brew that is full flavoured, solid flavour profile, surprising complexity and a welcome treat to Northern Ontario. Would certainly be nice to see more of this type of offering readily available locally, but certainly glad this made it to the north.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 05:56:21 | More by andrenaline
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, peppery spices, citrus, banana and some breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready Belgian yeast, peppery spices, lemon, citrus, (almost tropical) and light banana.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 20:25:20 | More by SebD
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 07/12. Poured in to snifter.

A - Very hazy medium orange with a golden glow around the edges. Half a finger of bright white head formed and reduced to a thin film along the top of the beer.

S - Big spice nose up front with big Belgian yeast and clove aromas. Some sweet bready malt notes in the background.

T - Big clove and Belgian yeast punch up front with a heavy spice profile. A big bready malt sweetness, peppercorns, a light fruitiness and some warming alcohol are also present.

M - Medium body, slightly chewy. Very dry. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 20:24:52 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

La Buteuse pours (from a bottle into a snifter) a cloudy amber orange with a thin ring of white head. A big, bread-y yeast aroma is complemented with sharp, peppery spice, marmalade, and sweet sugar. There is a little hint of grape (maybe more raisin) and some funkiness, for some reason I'm reminded of a trip to Niagara wine country! It's starts quite sweet and ends quite bitter. Full bodied and aggressive carbonation with a very pleasant alcohol warmth. A brasher approach to the Abbey Tripel which is really worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 02:27:14 | More by Groulxsome
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 4.45$

Appearance - Hazy light copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. I can't make out the level of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Lemons, coriander/clove, yeast, bananas

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts mixed with bananas and lemons and green grapes. There is also a bit of coriander/clove and some peppery/yeasty notes. It ends with a ripe banana and citric bitter aftertaste.

Overall – A nice mix of flavours going on that allows for each sip to be interesting. I can pick up on different nuances throughout the beer. I bought a few bottles to try to see if I wanted to stock up... I'm not going to fill the trunk but I'll grab a few more.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 01:24:31 | More by spinrsx
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mxchap

California

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber/copper color. One of the darker tripels.
Aroma: A little bit of spices, but more phenolic. A hint of bubblegum as well!
Taste: Malty front (caramel and bread flavor) with spices towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation, slightly sticky, not too dry. Highly drinkable for 10% abv.
Overall: To be honest, I like amber tripels! This is not a classic representation of the style, but the taste and mouthfeel are very nice. A highly drinkable amber tripel!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 04:25:21 | More by mxchap
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, thanks to papat444 for passing this westward.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with a tower of fizzing, foamy, bubbly off-white head, which renders a few broad swaths of lace as it genially (especially for its initial reach) subsides.

It smells of sugary caramel malt, sweet tropical fruit - pineapple, guava, and mango - with a soft peppery spiciness, and some ethereal yeast. The taste is more sweet grainy, sugar cane-esque malt, with some newfound banana fruitiness, more dynamic spice - some clove and nutmeg joining the now more generalized peppery notes, with a wee bit of dry, earthy hops wedging their way in. A twinge of warming alcohol is apparent at first, and grows to no more than a thin metallic edge, at most, as things wind along.

The bubbles are subtly zingy and rather uplifting, the body on the light side, but only academically so - it duly supports a smooth, semi-enveloping nature. It finishes surprisingly dry, the malt absconding, the fruitiness flipping, and the hops and alcohol just doing their faithful job.

A pretty decent tripel, nice fruity, booze-moderated flavours, an endearing sideshow of spice, and an appetizingly dry, but not hot, end to it all. I am so craving some pomme frites right now, and hold the ketchup...uh, right, the beer - grab this if you can, you shan't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 03:23:51 | More by biboergosum
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass of this at the Trou Du Diable event at Wvrst in Toronto.

Beer is amber in colour, with a white head. Good retention.

Smell consist of sweet malt, comes across as quite creamy. Light fruit scents are present but I cannot pick out particular fruits. Very nice.

Taste consists of fairly sweet malt, a creamy flavour that works well. some yeast. Light fruit that is somewhat subdued- the flavour is present but is mixed in well with everything, does not standout on its own. Nice flavour.

Full bodied, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, a very nice tripel, particularly for North America. Not as good as the barrel aged version, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 20:56:38 | More by jrenihan
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and excellent lacing. Aroma consists of Belgian Malt with nice fruity ester and medium peppery yeast. Taste is an exceptionally well balance mix between a solid Belgian malt backbone with great notes of fruity ester and light peppery yeast. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Triple is one of my favourite style and this is one is exceptionally well balance with sweetness not overwhelming the whole mix. Probably one of the best North American examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 02:31:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

***2010 Vintage***

Had this last night while watching Game 3 of the Habs-Bruins series. Shared a little with my wife.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle.

Appearance: Easily 4 fingers worth of white foam that refuses to budge. Very slowly recedes with incredible lacing and a patchwork of fluffiness. Body is a nice honey color.

Smell: Estery, fruit, banana with a slight touch of honey. Quite aromatic.

Taste: A nice spicy bite at the start with a hint of cloves. Banana with some tropical fruit. At room temp, some orange is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: A solid, strong body yet quite mellow. Carbonation is active but doesn't hurt the palate. Some underlying bitterness is also present.

Overall: A very nice tripel. Not expansive but pleasing nonetheless. Worth getting for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 12:04:07 | More by papat444
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this in early March at Pizzaria Paradiso, in DC.

A: Dark clearish orange hue. Bubbly head, no lacing that sticks.

S: Nice sweet and spicy aroma. Cherry, oak, clove, sweet juice, raisin, dried dark fruit, and almost a little flutter of barnyard funk.

T: Nice full bodied taste. Notes of cherry, grape, honeycomb, cinnamon, alcohol complexity, vanilla tinged wood, some other kitchen spice like nutmeg??, and brown sugar. Dry straw malt.

M: Pretty much smooth and nice carbonation. Bitter at the back.

O: Good.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 17:07:09 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Rustico in Alexandria, VA.

Full pour shared between me, Paul & Mike.

The beer appears a hazy, golden orange hue with a finger of head. As the head recedes, it leaves some good lacing in its wake. The aroma brings a heavy dose of spices and alcohol, followed by more subtle notes of yeast and citrus. The flavor is bold and forward - this is a big beer. The taste is decent, but I would guess / hope that spending a few years in the cellar would serve to improve this brew. As this was sampled on draft, that obviously wasn't an option at the time. In general, I found the beer to be a bit too hot, with flavors sort of running together, lacking cohesion. I'd be interested to try the barrel-aged version, though at $30 per bottle, I don't imagine it's worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2011 23:11:27 | More by Huhzubendah
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La Buteuse from Le Trou Du Diable
90 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.