La Buteuse - Le Trou Du Diable

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Goldorak on 02-28-2007

Non barrel-aged version. Available only 500ml bottles and on-tap.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of BGDrock
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
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

Photo of mintjellie
3.84/5  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.

Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

at Festival Bières et Saveurs 2009. Grapefruit cloudy body along with white lace. Taste is some sourness, and grapefruit. Its hoppy. Its a good drinking ale, with average mouthfeel. Yeast was secondary. I wonder how it is in the bottle with brett and oak ageing.
I had this again 2.5 years later in bottle and found it a very decent triple, though apple juice flavour and very boozy. Smooth mouthffel.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.06/5  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

Photo of Goldorak
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the brewpub, keg was aged 10 months.

Appearance: Great looking golden brew with slightly amber reflections, with a ring of pearly white lace.

Smell: Spicy and sweet, bitter orange peel and lightly hopped, finished off with a bit of madeira/port.

Taste: Quite a sweet first attack, it hits you like maple taffee or hard sugar candy, it then takes on a more boozy, citrusy flavor. The complex sugars give it plenty of backbone, as they linger on your palate long after each sip, but it did get a little cloying near the end, not exactly something I look for in the style. I still liked it, but it could have used a little more time to mature and round out the sweetness.

Photo of Rutager
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of frothy white head, good retention.

Smell. Bright citrus blossoms, light fruity Belgian yeast, some light malts, light clovey spice and some ripe banana.

Taste. Sweet malts, light citrus and orchard fruits, fruity belgian yeast, and a touch of bubblegum.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Good for the style.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Photo of mtomlins
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of Antilochus
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottled September 2014.

A: Pours a clear yellow, only a few bubbles, white head with medium bubbles.

S: Banana, vanilla, ammonia.

T/M: On the palate, very well balanced with just the right bitterness. Small bubble mouthfeel. Banana bread comes back in the nose. A reasonably hot finish with spices.

Interesting approach to the tripel here. Would love to try the barrel aged.

Photo of weeare138
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a semi-transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a gentle collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of obvious apple, vanilla, ripe fruit, cinnamon sticks, spices, oak, and light honey and brandy.
Taste is of the aromas with apple and vanilla pulling to the front of the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and boozy.

Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  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.

Photo of ludachris
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Photo of SebD
4.13/5  rDev +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.

Photo of Poljazz22
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice warmth to this trippel. Apple overtones and a bit of sourness. Very easy to drink so be carefull 10%! Well worth buying. Can be bought in Montreal.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria. Served in a snifter. Thanks to Matt and Paul for sharing.

Pours a moderately-hazy golden color with a thin white head. The nose is really powerful and sends characteristics in all directions. There is some strong banana and clove plus loads of yeast spice. All of these components are quite strong and do not meld together very well. The same goes for the flavor, which dials things back a bit, but still isn't terribly pleasant. Spice, banana, light fruit, and some mild grain come together to present a final package that lacks coherence. Medium body with good carbonation. Okay, but not something I'd look for again.

Photo of grub
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

got this one in a recent trade with papat444. thanks pat!

500ml bottle. sampled oct 3/2010.

pours crystal clear, a few shades past gold but not quite orange. the small very fine white head seems to last forever - i walked away for 15 minutes and there's still a decent cap on top. a few spots of lace.

aroma is great. belgian yeasty spice. light citrus and tropical fruit - orange, pineapple, bit of banana and mango. white bread. bit of cracker. lightly warming alcohol. slightly floral.

taste is good. sweet candied tropical fruit. orange, pineapple, mango, bit of banana. belgian yeasty spice. boozy warming alcohol. white bread and cracker. slightly floral.

mouthfeel is great. medium-light body with a pretty dry finish. just over medium carbonation level.

drinkability is nice. i love the candied fruit character in the taste, and the bit of sweetness, while not that common in a tripel is still welcome. my only complaint is that it's a bit boozy. knock it back to 8 or 9% and i think i'd be in love. a delightful tripel.

Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours an orange gold color with good head retention and lacing. I get considerable honey on the nose, but with considerable spice as well. On the palate, this is a very well crafted beer with orange honey on a fairly sweet frame, but with a considerable amount of hoppy bitterness to counter the sweetness. Ultimately, the beer is pretty well balanced, though I appreciate how the bitterenss dries out the beer on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with the beer delivering plenty of flavor. Drinkability is pretty good, though you can tell the abv. is up there a bit. Still, this is a very solid, well made beer. Impressive.

Photo of jrenihan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of polloenfuego
4.1/5  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.

Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours a lightly hazed dirty blond, a bit of amber and some golden highlights, very huge and fluffy slightly off white head forms and slowly settles to a thick layer and ring, great retention, lots of lace sticks to the glass, looks real nice.

Smell is neat, sweet and boozy, some apple juice, alcohol spice, a touch of cinnamon, some light biscuity malt, apricot, a bit of pineapple fruitiness, candi sugar, pretty nice.

Taste is nice too, quite dry and fruity, lightly spicy, solid alcohol, some candi sugar, sweet through the middle, wheat, a touch of yeast, cinnamon, pineapple and apricot, a bit of biscuity malt, very dry in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Some warmth going down but the alcohol is pleasant. A pretty nice tripel, thanks Russ!

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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