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

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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
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
32
For Trade:
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Foudebiere
2/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of Rifugium
2.37/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Really bad... Raisins and apples galore, indistinct spice, compost, rotten banana, dried leaves, dirty wort, phenols, oxidation. Blech.

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Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of jrallen34
3.14/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another Alex mystery beer, thanks dude! Bottle poured into a tulip...A great looking beer, then its down hill from there. A dark honey gold body that is coyly see through. A huge off white head that rises about four fingers, great retention and lacing... The aroma is very herbal, lemongrass, spice, really fresh orange zest, medicinal. Some components are individually nice, but together just doesn't work for me...As little as the aroma worked, taste was even less successful. Alex kept saying perfume and that's dead on. I felt like I was drinking an organic bottle of perfume, more medicine and spices, lest of the great orange zest. A hint of brett peaks through. Lemony brett throughout...Mouthfeel was very pleasant. I drank very little of this.

Another awesome tick but not something I would have again.

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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 HopBacchus
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep honey with lots of frothy head, great retention and lacing, slightly murky difficult to see through.

There is a faint trace of malt and cognac in the nose followed by medicinal herbs. Does not posses the belgian citrus I was expecting.

Tasted a bit like an organic tonic. Herbs and spices overpower the palate in a less than pleasing fashion. Subdued malty sweetness that finishes with a spirity cognac flavor, not particularly enjoyable.

Effervescent and bubbly think champagne.

Overall this beer was a big let down. I was extremely excited to try this beer as it was my first brew with wild yeast. I admire what they are attempting to do but I think in the end it turned out to be too much. Tripels are complicated to begin with when you add wild yeast and cognac barrel aging...

Not the experience I was hoping for but if you see it and you'd like a real challenge pick up a bottle.

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3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy reddish-gold. Big fluffy off-white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. Little fluffs of lacing here and there but nothing substantial.

S: Strong fruity aroma. Apples mainly. Pear maybe? Some other fruits I can't quite identify. Very floral aroma. Big and sweet. Can almost smell pure sugar.

T: Apples and pears up front with some oak. Quite sweet. Maybe even some peach? Turns into a yeasty bread in the middle with some earthiness and black pepper. Get some old wet hay into the finish. Tart, funky and bitter - gets even stronger into the aftertaste. A little lingering, drying oak in the aftertaste too with some more black pepper.

M: Heavy and thick.

O: Meh. Tough to score. It has promise up front with the sweet fruity flavors and overall complexity but finishes like decaying grass which is unpleasant to say the least. I drain poured it, bleh.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of AgentZero
3.51/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cool looking bottle. Shared by Alex.

A - Orangish yellow beer with a frothy head that rose up pretty high. Good retention and some nice lace.

S - Not really sure what to make of this. Some phenolic yeast, stone fruits, herbal notes, grass, and orange peel. The phenol/yest combination and herbal notes meld to make me think of chemicals or medicine, which isn't the best combination. I don't get tons of apple brandy on it, just a little.

T - Taste is about in line with the nose, although medicine seems more like just cough syrup now. On the plus it has a lot going for it, but there is just a few off flavors in there that detract. Somewhat sweet and herbal, with some decent barrel.

M - Medium bodied and moderate carbonation, no complaints here.

O - I wasn't a big fan, I expect my tripels sweeter with less floral notes. It was nicely complex, but it wasn't a combination that really worked for me.

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Photo of GradyS1
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought this on back from a trip to Vancouver, poured into La Chouffe tulip. Great pour and the aroma that comes off both the glass and the bottle are amazing. Pours a deep hazy golden orange. Nice two finger straw colored head. You get large smells of the apple brandy, some barnyard funk, this one is a little hot some booze but not overwhelming. Not really liking the taste, after great anticipation because of the smell, apple brandy but almost to boozy, brett and alcohol are trying to compete against each other, brett has started to overpower the barrels which throws off the taste. Lots of Brett on the taste. Light to medium bodied, creamy finish, not a bad mouth feel

Overall, great smell and look but the taste could not back these characteristics up. I really did not like the taste, did not hate it either, average. I still enjoyed this though

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Photo of waldemarsto
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of TBonez477
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 deereless
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A serious head on a hard pour, sea foam froth with patches that cling to the sides of the glass, large champagne-like bubbles, light copper color - 4.50, S: Tartness on the nose that reminds me of an cider, some powdery yeast and a touch on the side of funky, slightly floral, hint of alcohol on the nose - 4.25, T: Wild yeast almost certainly has played a large role in the flavor profile, brandy flavors and oak are also apparent, crisp and refreshing, grapefruit flavors - 3.50, M: Clean finish - 3.75, D: In the interest of full disclosure - I'm not a huge fan of Brett beers and Brett seems to rule this beer but it is certainly refreshing and one of the better wild ales I've tasted - 3.50

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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 t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this, Shane.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a big white head.

S: There's a bit of booze that is detectable right away. Oak, apple, and brandy aromas are quite pungent as are the floral and citrus notes. A light funkiness, mostly cheesy, with a touch of vanilla and pear.

T: The cheese is still there on the palate. The oak and apple brandy come through strongly, as do the vanilla and citrus peel notes. Still very floral with a light booziness to go with the sweet malts.

M: Medium bodied with a rather high level of carbonation.

O: A really interesting beer. A touch boozy (mostly on the nose), but nice overall.

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Photo of braican
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Vermont Brewfest. On-tap but maybe via bottle.

A-Hazy orange. Even the sample pour had some head to it.

S-Didn't even know it was a Tripel, had to look at my guide. Then I realized this was the barrel aged version. Made more sense afterwards. It's like the apple brandy barrel swept over the more aggressive aspects of the Tripel and soaked them in sweetness and mellowed them out a bit. It also added some light funk. Sweet barrel and apple with a perfumey aspect.

T-Interesting to say the least. Sweet brandy mixes with the maltiness of the beer. Funky yeast flavor. Sweet flowers. Booze soaked bread. Light wood. Pears and apples.

M-Creamy. A bit sticky. Some alcohol heat. Soft carbonation.

O-A treat. This one didn't stand out all too much at the time but thinking back on it now I kinda wished I was more ready to indulge in this beer.

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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 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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Photo of Wer34truh
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
4.18 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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