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Le Trou du Diable Buteuse Brassin Spécial (Brandy Oak)

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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Shawinigan, Canada

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This page is for the bottled Buteuse. This version has been aged in oak barrels which had previously held an apple brandy from the Michel Jodoin cidery. One of its fermentations was also done with brettanomyces.

"Cette bière exceptionnelle, fermentée grâce à trois levures différentes, a vieillie quatre mois en fût de chêne américain ayant hébergé le brandy de pomme de la cidrerie Michel Jodoin. On y retrouve un côté vanillé, épicé, torréfié et animal. S’y mélange aux effluves d’alcool chaud le caramel brûlé, la pêche, l’abricot et le tabac frais. Une sérieuse bière de dégustation!"


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
750ml bottle. Wow, what an interesting combo, spices, heavy brandy character, and a bit of tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (229) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with a medium, frothy, long lasting white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, overripe fruit, yeast and alcohol. Flavour is sweet with malt, fruit, yeast and alcohol leading to a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickTheRick (336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Un joli liquide couleur pêche se laisse dominer par une mousse plus ou moins généreuse, mais qui s’acharne à rester. Des arômes à la fois fruités et funky émanent du verre, particulièrement un "parfum" de pommes confites et de cuir. Un goût prononcé de marmelade d’abricots, rehaussé par une chaleur alcoolisée qui enveloppe le palais. Une belle petite acidité très légère vient picoter la langue, la finale est, tant qu’à elle, un peu boisée et très sucrée. Quelle magnifique complexité, une des meilleures bières que j’ai eu l’honneur de boire.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (343) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear amber liquid with effervescent bubbles and a frothy white head. Funky, leathery, barnyardy, wild yeast aromas right up front with a nice oakiness to it. Taste is caramel apples soaked in brandy paired with pears, apricot and orange zest. A nice fruity and honeyed sweetness, which is not unlike ice cider, blends with the vanilla and spices. Palate wise, pleasant alcohol warmth, soft carbonation and full body contribute to its liquorous texture. Delicious stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate herbal, yeast and green apple aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with an above average for style brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the group if they show. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head after foaming out of the bottle (I’m going to stop opening these damn things). The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, green apple, Brett, some alcohol with a big dose of wood. Tasty stuff. Thanks to kbudd19 for the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750ml bottle, shared at Tmoney99’s 10K tasting. Hazy orange color. Little white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter carbonation, very dry texture. Very spicy bite to this. Kind of sweet, with some alcohol burn. Some orange, citrus, acidic aromas. belgian yeast. Interesting, but not crazy about this one. Longer kind of citric brandy barrel taste. Grows on me as it goes. Good long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks semi-transparent orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart and oaky with notes of cider. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1107) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours clear orange with a few bubbles but no head. The nose has notes of sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, toasted oak and subtle tripel spice. The flavour is moderately sweet with caramel, brown sugar, oak barrel, Belgian spice. The finish is long and malty with Belgian spice along with subtle apple notes. On the palate, medium in body with a smooth milky texture and minimal carbonation. Overall a great barrel aged Belgian-style ale. Delicious. 2013-05-25

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1418) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to my Canadian friend Mark, who muled some Surly north of the border and returned with this beauty. Bottle gushed just a bit when opened. Hazy dark amber pour with a white head. Stone fruit nose with some funk. This is a real boozer in the taste, with a nice heat in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel, slightly sweet malty that moves into a plethora of fruits, straw and finishing just a bit bitter with a nice heat. Really nice.


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