Cuvee De Tetreault | Trillium Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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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:
#3,346
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
96
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of earljones199
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coorsy
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darcange
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bilco
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SebD
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark amber color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart fruit, plums, raisins cherries, light chocolate and some funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some tart dark fruits, some roastiness, faint chocolate, oak and light funk.

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

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Cuvee De Tetreault from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 96 ratings