La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged | Le Trou Du Diable

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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel AgedLa Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Caudalie on 01-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Simon212
4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was bottled on January 11th 2017. Poured from fridge temp, but allowed to warm over an hour. The cap had a little plastic stopper attached to it, which I hadn't seen before. There was quite a bit of pressure under the cap - a bit of head started flowing out of the bottle. I poured quickly. It pours a beautiful murky orange with a good amount of light head. The aroma is gorgeous. It's bustling with citrus notes - lots of lemon, grapefruit and orange. Super smooth - not really getting any bitter notes on the nose. Also getting some nice vanilla and spice. Getting some slight pine, but not really coming across as hoppy. Some nice funk - maybe a bit of leather. A little bit of bark and yams as well.

Taste is really interesting. Not really hoppy - mostly sweet coming through initially with some bitterness coming through on the back end. Here is where the grapes are coming through. Really nice red grapes - a lot of peel. I feel like the bitterness is from the wine barrels. Definitely some good citrus, but more citrus peel on the taste. Vanilla and oak is layered in there. Really impressive beer, with a nice mouthfeel. Dry and medium bodied. Coats the mouth nicely, and the aftertaste lingers for a while. Alcohol not really evident.

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Photo of Samact
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutager
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this a few months now, time for a much anticipated taste.

Appearance. Pours a glowing, lightly hazy orange with a touch of amber. Topped with two fingers of thick and creamy off-white head that lasts a while and never fully disappears. The sides of the glass are pretty much coated. Really awesome looking stuff here.

Smell. Nice tropical and orchard fruits with some nice fruity brett and some funky old barrel. Maybe a little orange and other citrus as well. Again, really nice.

Taste. Tons of dry and tannic brett, tropical, stone, and citrus fruits again. Some leather and oak for sure and a dry lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Started so well looking gorgeous and smelling enticing. Flavour didn't quite live up but still great stuff.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of SebD
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Brett funk, tart cherries, some red-wine notes, citrus/lemon and some grassiness. Smells phenomenal.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Brett funk, cherries/red-wine, tart lemon, oak, a grassy bitterness and some faint buttery notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Hands down the best beer I've had from Trou du diable. Hope this becomes more accessible.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of papat444
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crazy that i've been chasing this one for a while and it's made a mere 2 hours from where i live. Thanks to hoppypocket!

Poured from a 750ml bottle, no freshbeer info.

Very foamy, effervescent with a hazy peach colored body. Aroma if very wine-like mixed with fruit and oak. Very nice. Low carbonation hits me at first then lush fruit soaked with oaked white wine, grapefruit flavors, some good funk courtesy of the brett. Full feel with lots of bitterness that starts midway right through the end. Very happy to have had a chance to try this.

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Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of montrealbcr89
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at barVolo. Shared with Adrial. This is a farmhouse IPA aged in Syrah barrels with brett. Served in a tulip.

A - The bottle was a slight gusher. Big white foam with excellent retention that eventually leaves behind a hefty dose of splotchy lacing. Lightly hazed dark golden body.

S - Loads of brett character, with tropical fruits and juicy citrus; not sure if these are from hops or yeast. Some jammy dark fruits from the Syrah, light oak, a touch of vanilla, hints of leather and musty attic, earthen floor, and some faint medicinal notes. Successfully manages to avoid the faded, old IPA flavors that I tend to get from other barrel-aged IPAs.

T - The taste has more spicy oak, peppery farmhouse yeast, and dirty brett flavors present, particularly in the finish. Less sweet than the aroma, with more earth and bitter citrus peel present. I don't think I would have guessed this was an IPA to start; seems more like a BSPA or even a Tripel. Finish has some light lemony sourness, medicinal brett, and wet oak, which makes things a tad fatiguing. Still, quite complex and rich.

M - Medium body, with plenty of tannins present. Dry, oaky fnish, with a bit of grain to the texture mid-palate. Some alcohol warming that suggests this picked up some alchol content from the brett and barrel-aging. There's some light residual stickiness that suggest the brett didn't manage to clean out all the sugars.

D - A very interesting and unique beer. A bit heavier malt-wise than I like from wild ales or farmhouse beers, but otherwise quite balanced and harmonious. I think this might have benefitted from some dry-hopping in the barrel, although I'm not sure how old this specific bottle was.

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Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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La Bretteuse - Syrah Barrel Aged from Le Trou Du Diable
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