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La Buteuse | Le Trou Du Diable

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
troududiable.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Non barrel-aged version. Available only 500ml bottles and on-tap.

If you have a 750ml bottle, please review here:
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13605/51448

Added by Goldorak on 02-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,244
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
178
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of xtonytx
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yasky
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color with storming activity. Slightly frothy 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of citrus, coriander, apples, banana yeast, sweet grains, faint clove, floral and herbal spices. Bready with thick sugars, lots of spices, great sharpness. Slick smooth medium to full body with champagne like carbonation. Medium to strong finish, ending with a dry vinous citrus orange and estery feel. Overall very good quality craft. Very tasty and filling. The alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Nice intensity, good balance, super fresh. A little heavy on the spices.

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Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GabManette
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.31/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color. It poured with a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass; this dissipated into lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a thin collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of malty sweetness and alcohol are present in the nose; hints of apples and bananas become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: The taste has flavors of fruits such as apples and bananas and a little malty sweetness with notes of Belgian yeast. Hints of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness.
O: This triple is rather complex and has an interesting mix of flavors. The alcohol is noticeable, but isn't overpowering.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of papposilenus
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

600ml bottle, date stamped 151015?
L: Pours a hazy pear color with an extravagantly lush mound of suds. The head fades back quickly leaving a small cap of froth and some lacing.
S: Yeast and caramel and orchard fruit. I smell flowers, honey and vanilla. Sweet, earthy, funky and inviting.
T: Butterscotch, apples, honey, melon and vanilla. Sweet and malty, with little detectable hop presence, maybe some lemongrass lurking in straw. Lingering taste of nuts and sweet melon floating on boozy Calvados-like vapors.
F: Nicely carbonated, slick and creamy, with a hard malt backbone to gnaw on.
O: THIS is a highly serviceable beverage, sort of how I imagine a double maibock would be were there such a thing. Smooth and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of MatChar
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VbolieuV
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice blonde brew with a good 1 inch white bubbly head. Quite a funky smell reminiscent of brett yeasts, there's also bananas aromas, cloves, vanilla, and there's also sweet aromas that I can't really find what is it, but it's pleasant. I really get the bananas in the mouth, some funky yeasts also, vanilla is there too, the sweetness is there too but it's more fruity. Really easy to drink, you wouldn't guess it's 10% ABV, really good.

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Photo of ystazi
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows funky Brett, booze, sultanas, wine notes and apple cider/brandy.
Flavours include soft oak, more wine notes, funky Brett and light acidity. Some dried figs, sultanas and booze.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 1pt 4.3 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep amber orange, with a real nice glowing orb shine to it. Some carbonation on the sides, pinhead in size, can't see much else through the body. Head is a little tiny, but bright white and very creamy. Manages only about a finger and a half height, but manages to keep a good size bowled puck throughout.

Subtle aromas. Maple sweet sugar, with an airy perfume like quality but not overly sweet. Small sensing sucrose. Mild and very simple nothing crazy, nothing really impressive either, just very solid in balanced sweetness, esters and heat.

Palate is a big shocker. Hints at lighter body, then the carbonation blasts in with huge depth and mimosa like feelings and power. Mid palate is awash in bright tropical fruits, mango, then some lemon , and big notes of papaya and thick cantaloupe like sweetness. Chewy finish, and popping champagne like quality but with a sweet malt depth and thick backbone. Almost crisp as well, hints of green herbs of sage and thyme to go with it.

Real solid impressive tripel, very memorable and a unique one for the North American side. Excellent job.

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Photo of BRB1978
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilsner malt and abbey yeast strain does not a tripel make, and the improper balanced caused by such reckless consessions often leads to an ale that's simply messy with sweetness, fruit and spice. But no such worry here as the Le Trou Du Diable brewers have taken no such shortcuts.

La Buteuse catches the eye with a diffused glow of goldenrod hues. Its swath and meringue-like froth laces the glass beautifully and projects its fruity and spicy bouquet. As citrus and orchard fruit tease the nose, the taste bounces off of the early palate with sweetness of angel-food cake, confectioner's sugar and a whimsical honeysuckle upstart.

The ale simply blossoms over the middle palate, delivering waves of flavor- starting with an estery mix of papaya, apricot, pear, honeydew, lemon, orange and apple. A quick rebuttal from freshly grated white pepper, delicate clove, vanilla and mild earthy green cumin. But the saving grace of the tripel is its firm hop balance that's boldly bittered with a bright grassy flavor and a snappy, pepper-like bite.

The beer's medium body registers a milder weight upon the palate through is militant carbonation that gives the sweetness and breadiness a lift; drying the palate with promoting a peppery, hoppy finish. Warming to the senses, the tripel closes with mild Riesling-like acidity and a linger of bitterness and perfume.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 500 ml bottle in a snifter. This nice Belgian style tripel pours a hazy golden orange with a fantastic head of white foam that dissipates to a thick layer and generous ring of foam featuring wonderful lacing. Nose of light sweet breads, light lemon grass, light banana, sweet candy malts, and light herbal notes. Flavors are excellent featuring smooth moderately sweet candy malts to the side and back, a moderately spicy herbal note of lemon grass and light coriander, followed by a nice earthy yeast flavor. One of the best for this style I have had in some time. Medium effervescent and bubbly mouth feel gives this nice spritz to the stronger alcohol contained therein. Sweet aftertaste. Excellent. Hope to try more from this brewery.....especially the brandy version.

Cheers

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hpomper1979
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilippeFL
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beastcpa
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Buteuse from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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