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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
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
119
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
16.27%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
29
For Trade:
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Photo of bobsy
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the beers I enjoyed before the evening descended into debauchery and my memory became increasingly hazy. This one came from eat - thanks for sharing, Colin, been looking forward to this one.

Copper pour with a creamy white head, which shows the barrel aging obviously hasn't done a number on lacing and retention. Everything a beer aged in apple brandy barrels and pitched with brett should smell like, mainly apple brandy, brett, wood and vanilla. Nicely balanced, and I like the mild funk coming through the apple brandy flavours. No one element comes through too strong, though the apple is probably the most prominent. The brett is nice and adds a drying nature to the finish. Medium carb and body.

Cheers Colin!

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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 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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Photo of rfgetz
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Eulogy

A: Cloudy, Light caraml. Puff of white, frothy head. (looks like a belgian!)

S: Light apple, brandy, wood, vanilla and sweet fruit. Defnite Brett yeasts add a little "funk".

T: The Spécial is aged in oak barrels that previously contained apple brandy, giving it a faint apple cider taste, but not too sweet. Not a lot of wood or brandy charachteristics, but they are there. Brett yeasts add some "funk" which is the backbone.

M: Smooth, light, crisp, refreshing.

D: Excellent... the apple brandy barrel complexity with the smooth, light, crisp. refreshing finnish and the wonderful "funky" Brett yeasts make this excellent.

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La Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Barrel Aged) from Le Trou Du Diable
4.18 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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