Butternuts 'Trappist Ale' | Butternuts Beer & Ale

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Butternuts Beer & Ale
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Lexluthor33 on 09-24-2008

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of akorsak
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at BCTC 2010 as Trappist Ale. Brewed with 75% maple sap that has been soured to give the ale, well, a unique flavor.

A: The ale is a dark, ruddy brown color, loaded down with sediment. Not much head on the multiple pours that I had.

S: Three words sum the nose up: Maytag bleu cheese. That's right, this ale has a rich, veiny, full aroma that is best described as bleu cheese-like. Stinky, funky, however you want to view it, it is unusual.

T: You'd think to yourself, 'The ale stinks like bleu cheese. It can't possibly taste like bleu cheese.' You'd be wrong. The soured maple syrup takes over the ale, lending more bleu cheese funk to the taste than even the nose indicated. That flavor overpowers everything else. The taste is offputting, disgusting possibly, but the big thing to remember is that this came from Butternuts! That's right, Butternuts stopped being mediocre and went extreme. Reason enough to check it out. Bring some buffalo wings, they'll go well with the Maytag.

M: The mouthfeel, wickedly unusual. Possibly the weirdest ale I've ever tasted (those jalapeno beers are off the hook). Seriously, liquid bleu cheese.

D: For as much as I'm ragging on it, I was intrigued and had 3+ glasses. An outrageous ale from Butternuts. I use repetition to drive this home: From Butternuts!

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Photo of bonbini26
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Cask @ the Manhattan Cask Ale Fest

Beer was listed as a "specialty beer," whatever that means since almost every beer here could have been listed as thatand 75% of the wort of this brown colored ale consists of maple sap fermented with Belgian Trappist yeast, a musty through alluring aroma leads to a toasty, slightly burnt flavor and clean finish. Quite a unique beer

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep,dark brown with a tiny head that sizzled away quickly.
The aroma was of maple,coffee,roasted malts and some funk.
The taste is smoky,roasted malts,and burnt coffee.
The feel was full body,low carbonation,syrupy and mildly bitter in the finish.

Notes: Touted as the most unusual and bizarre beer at the 2nd annual Cask festival in NYC.
It really was,at least to me.
It was not too heavy and easy to drink. It was my second beer of the night and I suppose it would have been better to have it somewhere in the middle. Still,I enjoyed it and felt that it was worth the wait in line. I may be wrong on the style,it was listed as a specialty beer.

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Butternuts 'Trappist Ale' from Butternuts Beer & Ale
3.69 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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