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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged - Le Trou Du Diable

La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel AgedLa Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 5.62%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Caudalie on 01-25-2013)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by yancot:
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-14-2013 15:23:59 | More by yancot
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 23:54:20 | More by KeKeKumba
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 12:59:28 | More by papat444
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2013 00:29:32 | More by liamt07
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-23-2013 05:36:12 | More by montrealbcr89
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 23:58:08 | More by MasterSki
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 19:03:05 | More by tom10101
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-21-2013 09:30:02 | More by chippo33
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18%

07-10-2013 23:44:52 | More by DonFrap
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-21-2013 02:45:12 | More by JonnyBeers
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 00:49:30 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-20-2013 22:27:22 | More by Kmat10
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 03:25:22 | More by wordemupg
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 01:45:41 | More by jrenihan
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-17-2013 14:32:27 | More by Whatup14
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2013 20:59:57 | More by Krakpoff
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-22-2013 04:35:51 | More by Noyt
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-10-2013 21:27:33 | More by oldp0rt
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-07-2013 00:56:58 | More by Luk13
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seblp

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2013 07:03:19 | More by seblp
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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...

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 00:13:45 | More by Caudalie
La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged from Le Trou Du Diable
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.