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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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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 49
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rfgetz on 07-27-2009

Apple Brandy barrel-aged version of Buteuse. Available only in 750ml bottles.
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 51
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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HerculeanRoads
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
2.37/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Really bad... Raisins and apples galore, indistinct spice, compost, rotten banana, dried leaves, dirty wort, phenols, oxidation. Blech.

Photo of Agent1
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Amber/ gold, with little head. Tiny bubbles with decent lacing.

Smell - Fermented fruit such as lemons, pineapples, apples and oranges. Fermented apricots. Candied orange. Sour and tart on the nose. Cider-like. Sourdough bread, caramel, white wine, Very nice.

Taste - Subtle lambic characteristics. Green apples, cotton candy, coriander, grape peel, lemon, subtle cloves, Belgian candi sugar, brandy, Saison funk, Saaz?, pineapple, fermented apricots and more. Subtle oak/ wood notes. Again, cider-like. Nicely spiced. Light yeasty/ sour aftertaste wraps up everything.

Mouthfeel - Very nicely carbonated. Quite strong, which I feel works well with this ale. Stimulates all areas of the mouth. Sticky and syrupy. It doesn't get much better than this for a Tripel!

Overall - This is a very impressive Belgian-style beer. The barrel aging and apples is a great idea. Sweet and tart notes are perfectly married with the bitter wood and hop notes. A bit pricey, but definitely worth the investment. A+.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ThomasT
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Appearance: Vibrant, moderately cloudy orange. Slightly darker than orange juice. Two-finger, very aromatic head that rapidly fades with very slight lacing.
Smell: I got a bit overenthusiastic here on the fourth sniff and accidentally snorted it. Most prominent is strong, tart crab-apple. Slight orange and just a hint of grape. Wild yeast and phenol.
Taste: Moderate orange and lemons right on the tip of the tongue. Grape is very noticeable in the middle, with a slight carbonation burn. The back packs a very hefty dose of tart, but sweet, crab-apple with an even tarter yeasty finish. Extremely powerful, but delicious finish. Spicy burn travels right up the sinuses on the finish, spreading the tasty ester smell throughout the nose. Body is light, but the esters and carbonation help the flavour travel through the whole mouth.
Overall: An very tart and spicy beer with nice complexity that is everything a Tripel should be.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip, bottle was a gucher, but didn't lose too much.

A- A clear golden/orange color with a two finger white head.

S- Tart crisp apples, some tart grapes, sweet, candy sugar, brandy, oak.

T- Tart apple, sweet malts, some candy sugar, brandy, oak, slightly earthy finish along with some floral notes. The base is a nice sweet Tripel and the barrel and the tartness work well with it.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very nice beer, nose doesn't smell like a Tripel but the taste is very Tripel like. Flavors are well balanced, very enjoyable, worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
93 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.