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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1710) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Darkish yellow with a pale head. Aroma is brett, pear, apricot, dried fruits. Medium bodied, sweet and sour on the palate, great balance. Taste is citrus peel, dried peach, dried pear, apricot. Much nicer than the regular version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 20/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden with a resilient white head. Aroma is pear, tartness, yeast, vanilla cake. Flavor is woody, apple, brandy, butter candy, wild fruit, lemon, orange, pear, mint. Finish is lemon, lime, citrus, peels, vanilla, peach, apricot. Lingering spices and mints. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Pretty much a masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Quite the beer, but I think I prefer the regular. The barrel certainly changes this. Nice apple finish. Pours orange clear without much head or lacing. Barrel is very prominent and dominates aroma. A little boozy as well. Some sweet malt as well and light perfume. Bottle at Volo for Zwanze Day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BillKelso (7) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 La Buteuse est déjà exceptionnelle, mais alors ce brassin spécial... Un pur chef d’oeuvre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (257) - - MAY 19, 2013
de couleur orange ambre tout de suite en versant cette biere on a des arome de pomme avec un cote vanillé et en bouche c est tout simplement sublime le melange de la pomme et de la vanile avec un cote de caramel brule c est un parfait equlibre (rate 81)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (802) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Un petit quelque chose de spécial pour mon 300e rating! Bouteille 750ml. Couleur orangée translucide, mousse blanche dense laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de vanille, pomme, brett, alcool léger, boisé. Goût de pomme, alcool, légère acidité, légère amertume en fin de bouche, boisé en arrière-goût. Carbonation faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Bottle - The apples come through with the barrels and the typical brett smells. Cloudy orange with a good white head. Apple, apricot, oak, brett and some grape. Acidity and a bit of burn. An interesting beer but not as good as some of their others I have had the pleasure to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear yellow - white head. Lacto notes, lovely fruity, brandy, wheaty, light light bretty, tropical fruits, citrus, kalk, dryness, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Pours a nice clear orange/golden with a thin bright white head. Aroma is on the sweeter side but with a nice hint of the brett with some leather notes and some fruits. Taste is definitely sweet but the brett did its job pretty well as it ends up not cloying and pushing a bit toward dryness (let this one age a little more). Flavors are fruity and funky, displayed in a well behaved manner. This one is always a winner from TDD, coming a close second to their Dulcis Succubus for me.

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