Cuvee De Tetreault | Trillium Brewing Company

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Cuvee De TetreaultCuvee De Tetreault
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released just once a year on our brewery's anniversary, this American wild ale is aged on whole Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes and Black Currants in Cabernet Sauvignon and Bourbon Oak Barrels.

One of our boldest, most dynamic beers, Cuvee de Tetreault expresses powerful vinous forward flavors of black currant, sour cherry, and cabernet fruit supplemented by hints of tobacco, vanilla, and a fleeting, light roast. An underlying tannic structure from the whole cabernet grapes adds complexity and balance to the fruitiness and acidity.

As the beer ages, the fruit character will gracefully evolve, opening up nuances provided by the grist, our native New England mixed culture and the select barrels. Cuvee de Tetreault is a celebratory beer, intended to be shared with friends and loved ones to commemorate life's milestones and achievements. Enjoy now or cellar over many years for further development.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Munich, Abbey, Dark Crystal, Carafa III, Belgian Candi Syrup

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by Jason on 08-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,514
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
97
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by grahuba:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours hazy purplish red in color with minimal head. Taste is currant, cranberry, blueberry and sour mix. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, and tart. Not always a fan of Trilliums sours, but this is amazing. Their best sour.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samdaddy
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Pours a deep reddish purple. Light purple head. Looks spectacular. Smells of lots of currant, oak, and some yogurt acidity. Tastes of rich currant up front, but the sourness immediately take over. Oak and sourness with just a slight semblance of beer in the middle. Red wine builds throughout and culminates in the finish. Well carbonated. Strong sourness, but doesn’t overwhelm. Tastes very big, but I was stunned by the 11% alcohol. This has a remarkable fruit and wine flavor, but it’s just a little bit difficult to drink.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 375 ml bottle that I picked up during Trillium's anniversary week.

A: Pours a very dark purple with a 2 finger off white head that settled fairly quickly to a small ring around the edge. Little if no lacing to be found.

S: Aroma is dominated by tart fruit mixed with yeast esters. Plum, currants, dates.

T: Follows the nose fairly close, but I also pick up a bit on the oak notes. I feel like there should be some sweetness coming from the roasted malts, but they are overpowered by the tartness. The black currants are shining through.

M: Medium body with an almost prickly carbonation.

O: Interesting brew. As a wild ale or sour, I think it is hugely successful. As a Belgian dark strong ale, it misses the mark somewhat. I badly wanted some sweetness to offset some of the tart fruits...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mike
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wshinevar
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours very little head. The head is a creamy and dark cocoa tan color with notes of black. The beer itself is an opaque dark purple color with notes of black. The shade is close to nightshade and dark plum. The smell has nice tart and dark fruit notes as well as what smells like watermelon. There also appear to be slight hints of chocolate sweetness alongside some notes of roasted malt. The taste is similar to the smell but with a stronger funk note to it. The funk is fairly tarty but not too tarty. There are also hints of milk chocolate with a bit of malt and hints of dark fruits. The alcohol also makes a slight presence but is very well hidden by the tart. A hint of vanilla and oak are also there but is barely noticeable. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy bodied but surprisingly light. The carbonation is biting and goes well with the various flavor notes. Overall, a fairly good beer and I hope that it comes out again but in greater quantity.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a deep purple with a moderate pink head. The beer has medium low carbonation. It smells of grapes, blackberry, oak, funk, and Cabernet. It tastes of dark grapes, blackberry, funk, and Cabernet. It has a medium body. This is my favorite wild ale from trillium.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Cuvee De Tetreault from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 97 ratings