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: 36 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Luk13:
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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 chickenm
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Big white head. Great retention and surface foam.

Smell - Brett is the most prominent aroma. A variety of acidic notes. Kinda red winey. Malt comes through and blends very well.

Taste - Again it's super bretty. And again a variety of acidic flavors. Citrus. Caramel and red wine. Bretty and hoppy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Perhaps over bitter. Less impressive in the end than the start.

Overall - Complex beer. A little overbearing in the finish, but everything else is nice.

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Photo of seblp
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Rutager
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
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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Photo of Samact
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of montrealbcr89
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of papat444
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Caudalie
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a spiegelau expert tasting glass, served side-by-sde with cantillon geuze and some boon mariage parfait

Subtitle of the beer is "bière sauvage" which would translate as wild ale. Description states it's an IPA aged for 18 months in a californian syrah wine barrel with brettanomyces.

A: troubled peach color, with a huge foamy head

S: very complex, with apricots, honey, bretts, but also some grainy and grassy aromas. Very intriguing, and original

T: quite interesting, with a fruity attack, an bretts taking on from there. Description mentionned that acidity was quite high, but in my opinion it wasn't really noticeable as it could have been. Bitterness is quite high, and the length is impressive.

M: Rich, round, yet pretty dry, and the alcohol is nicely integrated.

O: A very, very complex offering. Really enjoyed it, but I would enjoy a bit more acidity. Overall, another great barrel-aged beer from TDD. I think I still prefered the Dulcis Succubus, but this comes real close...

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SebD
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Derek
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Krakpoff
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jrenihan
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer is cloudy golden/amber in colour. Good-sized white head. Decent retention, good lace.

Smell contains lots of brett. Cherry, some funk. Light fruit. Also a bunch of oak. Apple, a bit of a grassy scent.

Taste is very good. Nicely tart, cherry and a bit of funk. Dry. Lots of brett. Lots of oak and vanilla. Light fruit. Refreshing and moderately sour. Good stuff.

Medium bodied, low carbonation level. Very refreshing. A bit tart.

Overall, very good. I was surprised that this one made it to Ontario, but am very glad it did. Yum!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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