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
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of andrewdanks
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of EmmanuelS
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is amber color with some red notes in it. A very nice color for a beer. I think the color suggest that it will be spicy. The head beautiful. Huge, thicky but disappear quickly. It is almost a perfect color beer. The aroma is complex. It is fruity and I get some sugar notes with the presence of apple brandy. The smell is so good, I have to give it a 5.

In the mouth, the beer is warm, fruity and I get the sugar too. I get also some floral notes. On the bottle it says there is some tobacco notes, I would guess it is the floral I get on the taste side.

The beer is full body and feels mellow in the mouth. This is an excellent beer for special occasion. The drinkability is excellent for a 10%ABV beer.

This brewery knows what it is doing. One of the best brew I had so far since I'm drinking craft beer.

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice pale golden color with lots of carbonation and a good ehite head. Some funky smell kinda like wild yeast. The taste, WOW! There's a nice apple taste, a mild bitterness too. Really fruity and not boozy at all fro a 10% beer.

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Photo of peensteen
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange colour with a thick 3/4" white head, lacing is almost immediate. The head lasted the entire time. Looks close to perfect. The nose is insanely complex I got lots of yeast, apple, brett, citrus, bread, earthy notes as it warmed vanilla and caramel showed up. Also faint notes of alcohol are there. The taste is as complex as the nose. Big apple is present, oak, fresh bread, yeast, brandy with a nice candy apple sweetness. Nice mouthfeel, full but not overpowering. Very, very drinkable but with its price tag this may be my only shot at it. Outstanding.

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Photo of HerculeanRoads
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SFLpunk
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much love to Freud for bringing this down for me. He said he bought it 01/2010. Stickered at $18.49.

750mL brown glass pry-top champagne bottle. No date marked.

Appearance: Pours a murky amber with some bone white tight head.

Nose: I could smells Brett the second I poured it and it's all over the nose somethin fierce. Green apple and toffee, egg-washed bread rolls, Grand Marnier (props to sleepnbballrlife for that note), herbal digestif. Complexity level is off the charts. Started out as dominated by Brett and now it's all about fruits and herbs.

Palate: Crisp and lively carbonation. The green apple thing is dominant, followed by charred wood, braised herbs, plum (props), a little prickle of alcohol. The finish is all about lifted notes: high notes of apples, some piney saaz-like hops and that alcohol just lift everything up to an ethereal high point of awesomeness.

Notes: THE most complex beer I've had from Canada, bar none! This is an absolute delight to drink. The barrel aging has added complexity, not white-washed it. All too often barrels just tromp the nature of a beer, but this seems to be a case where it's much better for it (although, to be fair, I haven't had the regular release).

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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 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 Agent1
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Amber/ gold, with little head. Tiny bubbles with decent lacing.

Smell - Fermented fruit such as lemons, pineapples, apples and oranges. Fermented apricots. Candied orange. Sour and tart on the nose. Cider-like. Sourdough bread, caramel, white wine, Very nice.

Taste - Subtle lambic characteristics. Green apples, cotton candy, coriander, grape peel, lemon, subtle cloves, Belgian candi sugar, brandy, Saison funk, Saaz?, pineapple, fermented apricots and more. Subtle oak/ wood notes. Again, cider-like. Nicely spiced. Light yeasty/ sour aftertaste wraps up everything.

Mouthfeel - Very nicely carbonated. Quite strong, which I feel works well with this ale. Stimulates all areas of the mouth. Sticky and syrupy. It doesn't get much better than this for a Tripel!

Overall - This is a very impressive Belgian-style beer. The barrel aging and apples is a great idea. Sweet and tart notes are perfectly married with the bitter wood and hop notes. A bit pricey, but definitely worth the investment. A+.

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4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WantonFaun
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with two fingers of thick white head that paints the side of the glass.

Smell. Apples and pears, some nice funk, apricots and honey with a little booze. Yum.

Taste. Tangy fruit and funk. Mainly apples and pears with a little strawberry and citrus fruits. Oak and brandy are present in the end. Alcohol is there, but not in a bad way.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with pretty high, lively and smooth carbonation. A little warm.

Overall. Pretty decadent tasting beer here. I like the funk and the complexity while still remaining somewhat light. A little bit boozy, but it works.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Luk13
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, batch #1. Amber color with white head. Fruity nose, something punchy; a bit woody; a little citrus like grapefruit; a bit of spice, cinnamon mostly and a bit of alcohol. Fizzy carbonation but it fades quickly and provides full mouth feel. Taste is spice, sour oakbarrel but with a nice bitter finish that provides excellent balance. The alcohol is quite present, warming but not unpleasant. Pricey but definetely worth at least a try.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle has month and year numbers on the label, but nothing ticked off. I picked this up only a couple of months ago, but I expect it is from 2010, as that is the latest year available to be ticked. Who knows.

Pours a nice golden orange colour. Reminds me of marmalade or caramel. A large off-white head bubbles and dissipates at a moderate pace.

At first, it smells like a good but standard tripel- light fruits (peach and apple stand out), Belgian yeast, caramel and bready malts, honey. Also a little bit of funk along with the yeast. Then the barrel effect starts becoming noticeable- very nice undertones of brandy, booze, spices, vanilla and oak intermingle with the tripel. Really good.

The barrel flavours are more immediate in the taste. Vanilla, brandy, apple. Beer has some booze flavours, as well as some spice (pepper in particular). The peach and other light fruit flavours are present, and backed up by the caramel malt. The whole thing is very well integrated and incredibly well-tamed. The alcohol heat is almost zero, despite the strength.

Beer is very smooth, velvety. Carbonation is present but incredibly restained- micro bubbles that give life to the beer but do not interfere with taste or irritate.

Overall? Excellent. A tremendously good tripel. The barrel effect is fantastic- interesting, well-integrated and tasty. Great stuff!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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