La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) | Le Trou Du Diable

La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)
BA SCORE
4.18/5
132 Ratings
La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged)
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:
Apple Brandy barrel-aged version of Buteuse. Available only in 750ml bottles.

Added by rfgetz on 07-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,332
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
132
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of pootz
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The version I sampled was made with brett and aged 8 months in Calvados barrels. On tap @ Arabella Park - puts a hazed light copper colored ale in the snifter with a demure surface lace. Aroma is complex - Vinous, sour beery, stone fruit, burnt treacle, mustiness. this becomes more intense as it warms - flavor is also a complex amalgam of musty sweet tones balanced with fruity sourness and sharp spicy notes some wood and vinous notes - goes to a long wet drying finish. Wow, what a sensory overload for the palate.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersnake1
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was the end of the keg at the Brussels Beer Fest in August 2017, so perhaps my review is somewhat biased by being the end of the keg. Look is a murky orange with good carbonation. Nose is sour, funk, bread, and some citrus peel. Taste is sour, a bit of hop bitterness, malt, and citrus peel. Mouthfeel was quite creamy.

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Photo of LampertLand
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Le Trou Du Diable 'BA La Buteuse' @ 10.0% , served from a 750 ml bottle purchased for $26
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a large white head off the initial pour , leaving a streaky lace along the snifter
S-wow , barrel aged apple brandy
T-wow , so smooth
MF-nice carbonation , full body (almost too big)
Ov-treat yourself spend the money , enjoy the wow factor , repeat as desired
prost LampertLand

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Photo of imbibehour
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottel into a tulip glass. Champagne stopped cap, with a good pop, and minor but controllable gush upon opening.

Opaque pale orange body color, with real nice pinhead cream bubbled effervesence. Rocky lightest khaki colored head, almost a faint peach yellow to it's color. Ultra fine and three finger solid head, not budging at all, you need a spoon for this one.

Unexpected brett nose, but with a wonderful aroma. Barnyard funk mixing with peach and apricot fruit, with a good faint toasty hint of maple sugar. Apple sweetness just a touch, with real good sweet oak tones almost cedar like in smell. A bit of a different contrast but a real fine one, with some real complexity going on here.

The palate is just wonderful. Creamy but lighter and crisp bubbly mouthfeel with wonderful flavors. Fruity and funky territory unparalleled, in a more tripel vein. Thick oak and rich chardonnay like quality, mixing with wonderful tones of pear and apple, citrus lemon and even touches of good wine. Vinous flavors and thick malt, with vanilla like sweetness, touches of warm clove phenols giving even a spicy aftertaste.

This is one truly unique tripel, that has one really unique profile. Wine like yet rich malt density. Fruity touches that go all over. Even phenolic heat and oak richness. Truly a remarkable beer.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap at Muted Horn, slightly hazy blond look; smell is mainly brett, nit much from the barrel but still very rich and pleasant; taste is brett, bready and fruity with some bitternes; very soft carbonation even though the guy who served me this told me that the night before beer was a extreme gusher. Overall good stuff

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Photo of StormAles
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grover37
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 from Lron cracked at Trevor's.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.31/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark hazy amber with an asymmetrical off-white blanket.

I smell graham, toasted bread, and roasted apples.

Taste is bready, slightly spiced apple. A small, sweet heat runs along as an unidentifiable booze, sort of anise-like and bitter.

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Photo of yasky
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GJKerr
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of samEBC
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A graying copper color, minimal head. The nose is full of booze, apple and vanilla. The flavor is more restrained. Wood and apples mingle with the base beer yeasts of bubblegum and sugar. The feel is a bit thin and the alcohol too forward, but definitely one I was glad to try.

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Photo of kristinc
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.

Opaque gold with much sediment. Huge head (a gusher). Dominant aroma is apple and suggests tartness. Tart apple and wood up front, with some mellow sugary notes on the finish. Thick with bright carbonation. Quite nice.

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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