La Buteuse - Le Trou Du Diable
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
4.31/5 rDev +6.7%
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
03-10-2014 22:39:59 | More by BGDrock
British Columbia (Canada)
4.24/5 rDev +5%
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.
03-01-2014 03:48:05 | More by FondueVoodoo
4/5 rDev -1%
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!
10-09-2013 23:41:49 | More by ludachris
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
09-28-2013 02:56:19 | More by polloenfuego
La Buteuse from Le Trou Du Diable
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.