La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) - Le Trou Du Diable
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Reviews by markaberrant:
4.47/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - slightly hazy, light orange, whispy white head persists, effervescent,
S - funky, soft fruitiness, doughy, peaches, pears, light spice, smells pretty interesting
T - dry, light wood, but very fruity, tons of ripe peach/pear/apple throughout, funky barnyard, earthy, spicy, not sour or tart, but has some acidity to it, aftertaste is funky, dry earth
M - well carbonated, the beer is dry and easy to drink, but there is a sensation of full body in the mouth, carries the flavours very nicely, very smooth, alcohol is amazingly well hidden
D - just about perfect execution on a very complex beer, most impressive
There is a lot going on here. Many times, I find "complicated" beers don't always have a high success rate, but this one pulls it off. You get a little bit of everything, but not all at once, it is not muddled, you can enjoy different nuances with each sip. It is dry, but not bone dry like some beers (RR Damnation, Duvel), which brings out the fruitiness that much more. The apple brandy barrel aging adds complexity to the fruitiness and the wood adds to the dry finish.
Definitely one of the most interesting and complex beers I have ever sampled.
Thanks to Hoser for the recommendation and making this beer available, glad I picked up a case!
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2010 00:50:32 | More by markaberrant
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3.84/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at Vermont Brewfest. On-tap but maybe via bottle.
A-Hazy orange. Even the sample pour had some head to it.
S-Didn't even know it was a Tripel, had to look at my guide. Then I realized this was the barrel aged version. Made more sense afterwards. It's like the apple brandy barrel swept over the more aggressive aspects of the Tripel and soaked them in sweetness and mellowed them out a bit. It also added some light funk. Sweet barrel and apple with a perfumey aspect.
T-Interesting to say the least. Sweet brandy mixes with the maltiness of the beer. Funky yeast flavor. Sweet flowers. Booze soaked bread. Light wood. Pears and apples.
M-Creamy. A bit sticky. Some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation.
O-A treat. This one didn't stand out all too much at the time but thinking back on it now I kinda wished I was more ready to indulge in this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2014 23:55:01 | More by VelvetExtract
4.29/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle dated 02/12 750ml into snifter.
Special thanks to ricochet173 for another amazing bottle.
Was quite the gusher when opened. My counter enjoyed some of the spoils :-)
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.
Peppery and sweet, grapes, raisins, apples, a touch of lemon, some digestive cookies, a bit of alcohol and a little brandy in the finish.
Light to medium body, high carbonation, slightly warming.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2013 22:49:22 | More by korguy123
3.35/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A: Pours a hazy reddish-gold. Big fluffy off-white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. Little fluffs of lacing here and there but nothing substantial.
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.
M: Heavy and thick.
O: Meh. Tough to score. It has promise up front with the sweet fruity flavors and overall complexity but finishes like decaying grass which is unpleasant to say the least. I drain poured it, bleh.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 06:42:41 | More by Dope
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
92 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.