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Cuvee De Tetreault - Trillium Brewing Company

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Cuvee De TetreaultCuvee De Tetreault

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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-22-2013

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3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark brown. Nearly no head. What are you?

S-I get some mild tartness mixed with some relative sweetness. As the previous reviewer stated, I also am reminded of cola.

T-I'd enjoy a bit more sour/tart here. Its a lingering nuance. It has some Porter and Belgian dark qualities. Also there is some dark fruits.

M-Now seeing how high the ABV is, I am surprised by its rather modest body.

O/D-Interesting but it could use a bit more 'funkification'. Definitely an interesting cup of hooch.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 375 ml bottle that I picked up during Trillium's anniversary week.

A: Pours a very dark purple with a 2 finger off white head that settled fairly quickly to a small ring around the edge. Little if no lacing to be found.

S: Aroma is dominated by tart fruit mixed with yeast esters. Plum, currants, dates.

T: Follows the nose fairly close, but I also pick up a bit on the oak notes. I feel like there should be some sweetness coming from the roasted malts, but they are overpowered by the tartness. The black currants are shining through.

M: Medium body with an almost prickly carbonation.

O: Interesting brew. As a wild ale or sour, I think it is hugely successful. As a Belgian dark strong ale, it misses the mark somewhat. I badly wanted some sweetness to offset some of the tart fruits...

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart fruit, plums, raisins cherries, light chocolate and some funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some tart dark fruits, some roastiness, faint chocolate, oak and light funk.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours very little head. The head is a creamy and dark cocoa tan color with notes of black. The beer itself is an opaque dark purple color with notes of black. The shade is close to nightshade and dark plum. The smell has nice tart and dark fruit notes as well as what smells like watermelon. There also appear to be slight hints of chocolate sweetness alongside some notes of roasted malt. The taste is similar to the smell but with a stronger funk note to it. The funk is fairly tarty but not too tarty. There are also hints of milk chocolate with a bit of malt and hints of dark fruits. The alcohol also makes a slight presence but is very well hidden by the tart. A hint of vanilla and oak are also there but is barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy bodied but surprisingly light. The carbonation is biting and goes well with the various flavor notes. Overall, a fairly good beer and I hope that it comes out again but in greater quantity.

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Cuvee De Tetreault from Trillium Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.