La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged - Le Trou Du Diable

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 5.19%
Wants: 16
Gots: 2 | 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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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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this a few months now, time for a much anticipated taste.

Appearance. Pours a glowing, lightly hazy orange with a touch of amber. Topped with two fingers of thick and creamy off-white head that lasts a while and never fully disappears. The sides of the glass are pretty much coated. Really awesome looking stuff here.

Smell. Nice tropical and orchard fruits with some nice fruity brett and some funky old barrel. Maybe a little orange and other citrus as well. Again, really nice.

Taste. Tons of dry and tannic brett, tropical, stone, and citrus fruits again. Some leather and oak for sure and a dry lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Started so well looking gorgeous and smelling enticing. Flavour didn't quite live up but still great stuff.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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!

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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged from Le Trou Du Diable
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