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

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
THIS ENTRY IS FOR BARREL-AGED Buteuse only. It is only available in 750 ml bottles. 375, 500 and 650 ml bottles are made of the regular 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!"

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerGolem (812) - Quebec, - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Bought at Peluso (Montreal). Served in Trappist glass. Pours cloudy amber with medium white head. Nice lacing. Aroma: amazing! Citrus, oak, apple acidity, fruits. Taste: amazing as well! malt, spices, peaches, abricots, yeast, hops, oak, apple acidity. Good bitter finish. Balance is near perfect. Full bodied. Truly awesome beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light curacao, light alcohol, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light curacao and coriander, alcohol warmth, light honey and apple, nice and smooth. On tap at L’autre oeil.
Earlier Rating: 10/5/2016 Total Score: 3.9
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light Brett, light lactic notes, light woody notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light coriander, curacao, aniseed, banana esters, bourbon barrel notes, warming alcohol, very nice and complex. On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2016.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10742) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2016
From Youri. Lightly cloudy golden in color. Initial aroma is apple and barrel, with some heat. Even as it warms, the triple aspect is a little buried, though not totally lost as it is at first. Pleasant apple, Brandy, vanilla and light yeast. Easy drinking despite the abv showing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9909) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Tap at Churchkey. Hazy blonde pour with a white head. Yeasty/Bretty, white wine / grape. Mild Brandy. Fairly strong wood. Somewhat dry finish. Cool beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s during 1st 45 taps annual event with Alex and Josh. Pours a slightly hazy gokden with a white head. Aroma is very fruity, cherries, apples. Taste is pretty the same. Moderate to high level of sweetness, moderate level of apple sourness. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/26/16] Draught at Moeder Lambic Original in Brussels. Deep golden with a white head. Aroma of oak, wine, wood, buttery popcorn notes in the back, fruitiness, caramel. Sweetish and slightly tart flavor with caramel, fruits, vanilla, oak, vinous, a bit of alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2016
Tapped at Bar Hop in Toronto. Super hazy dark golden orange copper color. Maybe the bottom of the keg. Thick soapy head. Great aroma of fresh sour apple juice. Epic taste of malt, caramel, dark fruits, plum marmalade, pears. Warming alcohol, plum/pear/apple fruit and caramel finish. Full body. Light carbonation. Overall epic!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2941) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2016
From tap at the original Chez Moeder Lambic. Light hazy yellow golden color with off hite to white head. Light malty, hoppy and yeasty aroma, dusty, light funky, grassy, floral, citrusy fruity, light wood. Sweet, light acidic and bitter tate like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (5027) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
13.09.2016, tap @ UNA:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet sour-ish fruity, yeast, candi sugar, minerals, light malts, bubblegum, weeds, alcohol, bark, fruit stones, hay. Taste is slightly sweet mineraly, dried fruits, yeast, minerals, flowers, alcohol, grass, candi sugar, bark, bubblegum, fruit stones, weeds, light malts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough, not really my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1471) - - AUG 31, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Murky brown pour, good sized head, considerable lacing. Brandy and spices in the aroma, dark fruit, brett, oak. Sour initially in the taste, brett, dried dark fruit, raisin, plum, brown sugar, brandy, oak, booze. Medium body with minimal carbonation. I remember this being far better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (259) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Apparence : Dorée, moyennement opaque, beau col blanc à la rétention acceptable, effervescence moyenne et modérément rapide, belle dentelle.
Nez : Pomme, poire, très légers agrumes, juteuse, un peu céréalière, boisée et acide (de la pomme).
Goût : Pomme, poire, légers agrumes, mi-acide mi-sucrée, légère amertume, malt un peu mielleux.
Sensation : Effervescence moyenne, corps moyen, belle chaleur d’alcool, finale de bonne longueur.
Bref : Bien différente de sa consœur qui n’est pas âgée en fut. On a à l’origine une bière très levurée, phénolique et on se retrouve avec un liquide fruité, rustique et légèrement acide, tout en présentant un corps plus atténué certainement dû aux brettanomyces. Le nez est plus intéressant ici, mais j’aurais pris le fruité de l’un avec le malt et le corps de l’autre.


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