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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) - Le Trou Du Diable

La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.69%

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

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Apple Brandy barrel-aged version of Buteuse. Available only in 750ml bottles.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 07-27-2009)
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Reviews by EnemyWithin:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle into Duvel glass on Mar 30, 2012.

Appearance: 4.5
Clear copper body with 1’ white head has good retention. Good presentation even after 1+ years storage.

Smell: 4
Notable sour funk with notes of tart candy, lemon. Also get faint caramel presence for malt and slight spiciness from yeast.

Taste: 4
Initially, a mild slight lemon, tart funk is noticed. Then midway through get more presence of malt with caramel notes as well as pick up faint notes of brandy from the barrel. At this point, this is a sharp spiciness from the yeast that then fades away to linger on the palate. The beer now becomes much more tripel in taste. A very minimal bitterness of the hops detected, mixed in with a bit of more barnyard funk. Also, slight warmth in body from alcohol. Overall, complex, but the flavours are little rough around the edges IMO. Beer does soft a bit and come together more to significant improve as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: 4
Mild to moderate carbonation and thickness. More on astringent side from sour aspect and hops, with mild sweetness in contrast.

Overall: 4
Second time having this beer, with me sitting on this bottle for nearly a year. Not sure if age really benefited this one. The sour presence is still quite mild; more aroma than taste, and the yeast aspect of the beer tends to dominate at times. Flavours are interesting, but not as good as I remember. Would be interest to try another fresh beer again to compare. Overall, soild offering, but unsure if I’d wouldn’t go out of my way to seek out again, esp with a price of $25+.
Consider to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 12:56:01 | More by EnemyWithin
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Hazy, unfiltered apple cider colored pour. Half finger, tight bubbled, fizzy off white head. Lacing is decent.

Sweet apples, tart grapes, some pear skin, slightly tart aroma with a touch of funk. Sweetness from the brandy, a light oakiness with a peppery finish.

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S: Strong fruity aroma. Apples mainly. Pear maybe? Some other fruits I can't quite identify. Very floral aroma. Big and sweet. Can almost smell pure sugar.

T: Apples and pears up front with some oak. Quite sweet. Maybe even some peach? Turns into a yeasty bread in the middle with some earthiness and black pepper. Get some old wet hay into the finish. Tart, funky and bitter - gets even stronger into the aftertaste. A little lingering, drying oak in the aftertaste too with some more black pepper.

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
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