Dulcis Succubus - Le Trou Du Diable
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4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for 1.5 years)
Cloudy sunset golden and orange. Initially, a thick, creamy, large-bubbled near-white head. Quite persistent with significant and pretty, sticky lacing left down the glass. Pretty saison, though it appears a touch thicker than most others in the style. Not a criticism, as this is a very pretty beer.
An earthy, leathery Brett character leads, along with some tart sour lemon and citrus notes. There's some stone fruit character and green grape as well, but lots of Earth and integrated Brett character. An additional mustard seed aroma is also present slightly.
As with the aroma, the earth- and leather-forward Brett notes stand out against stone fruit and pineapple flavors, next to green grapes, and some lemon. A slightly sour character surrounds the entire flavor. Moderate bitterness, especially for the style.
A heavier-bodied saison, though with good amounts of carbonation. Drinkable and dry, but a bit of a heavier mouthfeel, overall.
Tasty, delicious, interesting, and unique.
07-16-2013 02:40:54 | More by ehammond1
3.85/5 rDev -6.3%
Appearance: light orange, apricot colour; thick, fine, white head - very sticky, good lace
Aroma: vibrant fruit notes; floral; slight hint of mouldy smoke; peach, apricot
Taste & Mouthfeel: was expecting very fruity and some tart flavours, but getting dry mouthfeel and only mild fruit; lot's of the mouldy smoke and ash though; orange, clementine notes have a subtle, juicy presence, accompanied by a light tang
Overall: like the clean citrus flavours that aren't overly tart or sweet, and the smokiness is nice, but it could use a bit more punch
11-26-2012 01:59:15 | More by BGDrock
3.85/5 rDev -6.3%
750ml bottle. One rather complex description on the label, en francais, of the aspects of this offering, just below a rather sexy depiction of the titular creature, an apparently 'sweet' version of the mythical Succubus - trick of the devil, indeed. And at 23 bucks a pop, I feel like she's already done her job.
This beer pours a chill-hazed, but mostly clear, tarnished golden colour, with two thick fingers of densely puffy off-white head, which leaves a broad array of skewed chain-link lace around the glass as it genially recedes.
It smells of understated earthy funk, acidic apple and white grapes, soft grainy wood notes, musty wild yeast, honeyed tropical fruit, sharp lemon rind, and somewhat zingy citrus and pine hops - more Yankee wild ale than anything else. The taste is semi-sweet pale grainy malt, a restrained funky yeastiness, apple cider, a slightly acerbic barrel woodiness, tame orchard fruit, more pedestrian, everyman citrus hops, and a pushy earthy dryness.
The carbonation is steady, and agreeably plain enough in its bearing, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the grainy maltiness maintaining its innocuousness, as the funk, yeast, fruit, and hops do well to intermingle and still impress through the end.
A lot going on for a saison, which seems to be the focal point for many breweries of late, i.e. subverting a normally subtle style that, maybe, just maybe, can't handle it. Here, the barrel treatment actually does no great disservice, instead providing mild wood and fruity essences above and beyond the base beer, such that one is left with a sense of bolstered weight, that while bearable enough, also seems somewhat out of place. To no-one's surprise, complexity can at times breed confusion.
03-22-2013 02:52:54 | More by biboergosum
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
Half pint of very well behaved saison using Brett and wine barrel of Dolce Noble Rot white wine. Saison yeast. A good smooth thickish mouthfeel. Funky, getting sugary brett taste, bitter hoppy maintains the interest.Malt, though not significantly spicey. Very drinkable.
Had again late in year, still appreciate the taming of the brett and the saison. Funky all right.
02-20-2011 20:31:34 | More by Sammy
4.04/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours clear gold. Thick white head and whispy lacings to the finish.
Tart nose, cutting lemon, dank barnyard hay.
True to the nose, very tart, thought the sourness is a bit restrained. Crisp acidity. Apples and lemon throughout. Clean finish.
Lively carbonation, and very easy drinking for the strength.
A touch too tart for my tastes, but a fine creation.
06-01-2013 16:08:56 | More by CanuckRover
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a vibrant yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, and lemon zest. The flavor was of sweet amlt, lemon zest, lemon rine, horse blanket, and earthy funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. This one was quite easy to drink due to it having a light mouthfeel and soft flavors going on. I never would have guessed this were a Saison though due to the lack of the usual spices present in the style, but it was still quite nice. Glad I got the opportunity to try this one!
08-11-2011 14:40:16 | More by thagr81us
British Columbia (Canada)
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
I love this brewery, total fan-boy. Thank you to unibroue4ever and hoppypocket for both getting me a bottle of this.
Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-amber with 2.5 fingers of thick, cream-coloured head that leaves some great lacing.
Smell. Bright lemons, a little sweet pineapple, pear, and spice with maybe a bit of wheat along with some barrel and nice bretty funk.
Taste. Lots of sweaty brett funk, some light tangy fruits, some lightly bitter woody funky flavours that last a while. Nice.
Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ fine and lively carbionation.
Overall. A great take on a saison. Enjoyed it!
12-09-2012 01:53:06 | More by Rutager
4.13/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of tart and sour notes with light acidic notes is quite powerful. Taste is also a complex mix between some tart and sour notes with some light barnyard notes with a lightly acidic edge and some peppery yeast notes. Dry hops notes are also easily discernable. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Complex while still being drinkable – doesn’t quite meet my expectation but I might have been expecting quite a lot.
09-02-2011 19:43:59 | More by Phyl21ca
4.48/5 rDev +9%
The beer is golden yellow in color white a pretty amazing white head that sits on top of it. Tenacious head and very sticky. Dense too. Peach with some sourness in the aroma. Slight sugars presence in the aroma too.
Taste is sour with a very dry finish. Bitter too. The bitterness lingers in the mouth it's amazing. Very good beer. After a couple of sips and as it gets warmer, I get some roasted bread. Nice.
This is a pretty good beer. The only bad thing it's the price.
10-06-2012 14:21:11 | More by ZorPrime
Dulcis Succubus from Le Trou Du Diable
91 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.