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


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2316) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
This had more sweetness to counteract the dry sourness of the previous Le Trou I had. A bit more length and breadth to it too. A sweet well made tripel, well balanced funk. Guess you could say ’funk and monk’. Or big, less hoppy orval. Either way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Sweet with some bretty aromas. Some residual sugars. Also some aromas of plums. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and bretty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a surprisingly clear (though still hazy) yellow-orange with just a bit of white head. Smell is sweet caramel, oak, funk, and citrus. Palate is medium bodied with slightly lacking carbonation. Taste is peaches, apricots, caramel, just fantastic! If you ever get a chance to have some of this, definitely go for it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
RBJG2. Light golden colour, small white head. Aroma is funky, sour cream, white pepper. Taste is nice sweet, caramel, hint of booze. Easy drinking. Boozy finish. Toffee. Pretty nice and quite different. I am very much into these trou de diable beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks MartinT. Amber colour with a white head. Some lacing. Mild sour spicy aroma. Strong flavour, fruity, slightly sour, spicy orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
Bottled. Orange-gold, clear, with lace. Nose of hops, grass, lemon, cream, yogurt. Sweet malt flavor, fruity, tangy, yogurt, vanilla, apples. Quite nice, good barrel quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2013
Dark amber color. Creamy white head. Nose is full of spices, cardamon, grains of paradise and orange peel, while the brandy notes are really turned down. However, in the mouth brandy is the first thing that hits your tongue. The beer is very dry and boozy. Hoppy for the style, lots of spices and orange notes going on, but more in the background. Very well balanced. Very well executed. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Belle couleur blonde légèrement trouble, odeurs qui promettent un côté acidulé, légèrement épaisse et plutôt puissante. Le fruité prend le dessus, tout en laissant la subtile arôme boisée du fût remonter en fin de bouche. On a de la difficulté à soupçonner le brandy, mais il se trouve bel et bien dans la palette fruitée qui détonne dès le départ. Une bière très intéressante, unique même, mais son prix élevé la laisse malheureusement un peu hors de portée. Ne boudons cependant pas notre plaisir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle shared by marcus. Taste is slight sour with a belgium yeast. Color is yellow with white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light orange gold with a fizzy foamy beige head. Aroma reminds of calvados. Maybe with a hint of citrus. Near full bodied. Flavor is apple, oak and wood. Dry. Decently bitter. Very tasty.

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