La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged - Le Trou Du Diable
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4.29/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Brett funk, tart cherries, some red-wine notes, citrus/lemon and some grassiness. Smells phenomenal.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Brett funk, cherries/red-wine, tart lemon, oak, a grassy bitterness and some faint buttery notes.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Hands down the best beer I've had from Trou du diable. Hope this becomes more accessible.
06-16-2014 20:47:22 | More by SebD
4.38/5 rDev +3.3%
Crazy that i've been chasing this one for a while and it's made a mere 2 hours from where i live. Thanks to hoppypocket!
Poured from a 750ml bottle, no freshbeer info.
Very foamy, effervescent with a hazy peach colored body. Aroma if very wine-like mixed with fruit and oak. Very nice. Low carbonation hits me at first then lush fruit soaked with oaked white wine, grapefruit flavors, some good funk courtesy of the brett. Full feel with lots of bitterness that starts midway right through the end. Very happy to have had a chance to try this.
02-11-2014 12:59:28 | More by papat444
4.06/5 rDev -4.2%
Bottle at barVolo. Shared with Adrial. This is a farmhouse IPA aged in Syrah barrels with brett. Served in a tulip.
A - The bottle was a slight gusher. Big white foam with excellent retention that eventually leaves behind a hefty dose of splotchy lacing. Lightly hazed dark golden body.
S - Loads of brett character, with tropical fruits and juicy citrus; not sure if these are from hops or yeast. Some jammy dark fruits from the Syrah, light oak, a touch of vanilla, hints of leather and musty attic, earthen floor, and some faint medicinal notes. Successfully manages to avoid the faded, old IPA flavors that I tend to get from other barrel-aged IPAs.
T - The taste has more spicy oak, peppery farmhouse yeast, and dirty brett flavors present, particularly in the finish. Less sweet than the aroma, with more earth and bitter citrus peel present. I don't think I would have guessed this was an IPA to start; seems more like a BSPA or even a Tripel. Finish has some light lemony sourness, medicinal brett, and wet oak, which makes things a tad fatiguing. Still, quite complex and rich.
M - Medium body, with plenty of tannins present. Dry, oaky fnish, with a bit of grain to the texture mid-palate. Some alcohol warming that suggests this picked up some alchol content from the brett and barrel-aging. There's some light residual stickiness that suggest the brett didn't manage to clean out all the sugars.
D - A very interesting and unique beer. A bit heavier malt-wise than I like from wild ales or farmhouse beers, but otherwise quite balanced and harmonious. I think this might have benefitted from some dry-hopping in the barrel, although I'm not sure how old this specific bottle was.
08-20-2013 23:58:08 | More by MasterSki
4.06/5 rDev -4.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy orange body. Big white head. Great retention and surface foam.
Smell - Brett is the most prominent aroma. A variety of acidic notes. Kinda red winey. Malt comes through and blends very well.
Taste - Again it's super bretty. And again a variety of acidic flavors. Citrus. Caramel and red wine. Bretty and hoppy bitter finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Perhaps over bitter. Less impressive in the end than the start.
Overall - Complex beer. A little overbearing in the finish, but everything else is nice.
05-28-2013 00:49:30 | More by Alieniloquium
4.51/5 rDev +6.4%
750ml bottle shared by the most generous hoser 6/5/13
A clear copper with lots of tiny pinprick bubbles, massive off white foam just sorta sits there the whole time you drink it leaving plenty of lace, looks fantastic
S funky wood, mandarin peel, red barriers from the syrah, strawberry sticks out, wet moldy wood smells better then it sounds with some hops hiding in the background, smells as good as it looks
T funks toned down compared to the nose but still turned up, quite woody and fruity, just a small step back from the nose but that still leaves an amazing flavor in my mouth
M dry but not entirely so, a little pucker and the tiny bubbles work well, funky finish lingers
O looks like I stopped taking notes by this point but I’m sure I can sum it up. It’s a great Canadian beer that will be on the top 50 once the reviews roll in I’m sure of that, this one’s World Class
Thanks again hoser for opening a big want of mine, I hope this makes its way to shelves here in Alberta, I’d stock up. I’ve been pretty impressed by this brewery in general and can’t wait to try more of their stuff
05-13-2013 03:25:22 | More by wordemupg
4.34/5 rDev +2.4%
Beer is cloudy golden/amber in colour. Good-sized white head. Decent retention, good lace.
Smell contains lots of brett. Cherry, some funk. Light fruit. Also a bunch of oak. Apple, a bit of a grassy scent.
Taste is very good. Nicely tart, cherry and a bit of funk. Dry. Lots of brett. Lots of oak and vanilla. Light fruit. Refreshing and moderately sour. Good stuff.
Medium bodied, low carbonation level. Very refreshing. A bit tart.
Overall, very good. I was surprised that this one made it to Ontario, but am very glad it did. Yum!
05-02-2013 01:45:41 | More by jrenihan
La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged from Le Trou Du Diable
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