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

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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 73
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 45
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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 markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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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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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep copper, great clarity, swirling globs of sediment. Volcanic carbonation.

S: Lots of 'damp' brett character, buttery apple crisp, some herbal qualities. This smells amazing.

T: Phenolic spiciness leads the charge, with some booze-soaked pear/overripe apple fruitiness. The brett has really taken over after a few years in the bottle. A bit one-dimensional but otherwise good.

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TheSevenDuffs

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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Review from 7-17-12 incorrectly written in the regular version, when in fact I had the barrel aged version.

Bottle to CBS snifter. Bottle date of 10/11.

A - Cloudy medium orange colour with a big yellow glow. One finger of thick cream coloured head that reduced to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Massive oak and quite a bit of funk up front that dominates the nose. The background offers lighter notes of bready malts, candy sugar and apple.

T - Big oak flavour up front with a lot of funk as the nose indicated. Some sweet bready malt flavours, candy sugar, lemon and light citrus notes add depth. Not getting the brandy at all.

M - Medium body with a really good chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 20:23:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
92 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.