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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged - Le Trou Du Diable

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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel AgedLa Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 5.19%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Caudalie on 01-25-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Krakpoff, Apr 01, 2013
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mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, May 28, 2013
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largadeer, Jun 29, 2014
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montrealbcr89, Aug 23, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

papat444, Feb 11, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a spiegelau expert tasting glass, served side-by-sde with cantillon geuze and some boon mariage parfait

Subtitle of the beer is "bière sauvage" which would translate as wild ale. Description states it's an IPA aged for 18 months in a californian syrah wine barrel with brettanomyces.

A: troubled peach color, with a huge foamy head

S: very complex, with apricots, honey, bretts, but also some grainy and grassy aromas. Very intriguing, and original

T: quite interesting, with a fruity attack, an bretts taking on from there. Description mentionned that acidity was quite high, but in my opinion it wasn't really noticeable as it could have been. Bitterness is quite high, and the length is impressive.

M: Rich, round, yet pretty dry, and the alcohol is nicely integrated.

O: A very, very complex offering. Really enjoyed it, but I would enjoy a bit more acidity. Overall, another great barrel-aged beer from TDD. I think I still prefered the Dulcis Succubus, but this comes real close...

Caudalie, Jan 25, 2013
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FondueVoodoo, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

liamt07, Sep 16, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes

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.

SebD, Jun 16, 2014
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Kurmaraja, Aug 12, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

jrenihan, May 02, 2013
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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged from Le Trou Du Diable
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.