Le Trou du Diable Bretteuse (Fût de Syrah)

Formerly brewed at Le Trou du Diable
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
THIS PAGE IS FOR THE BOTTLED VERSION (aged in Syrah barrels). Une IPA vieillie 18 mois en barriques de Syrah californien envahies de brettanomyces. Il en résulte une bière trouble aux accents orangés dont le nez évoque l’eau de rose, le pamplemousse, la vanille et le cuir. En bouche, l’acidité et l’amertume s’engagent dans une longue valse nuptiale, véritable mariage des saveurs qui ne demande qu’à être consommé.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 8, 2013
Sticky white foam atop a golden cloud. Resinous, coniferous complementary brett/hop combo, appealing in its flowery, lilac perfumey notes and exotic in its fruit salad, honeyed tropical tendrils. It makes for a very complex beer and one in which the old age has allowed the brett to take plenty of room and the hops to keep the oxidation at bay, still providing a fair bitterness, but also, when paired with the wood, casting a tannic, tea reminiscent texture of great refinement. That feeling is amped up by the smooth palate of medium build and intense, yet unagressive carbonation. All in all, it’s really dry, almost Orvalesque in that regard and deeply phenolic, venturing into clove, pepper and eucalyptus territories. As it warms up, phenols take a large portion of the room, adding a medicinal kick to it that feels wild a plenty, but perhaps less elegant than when at cellar temp. A fine local treasure that I see is gathering some homey hype that is well deserved. Very accomplished. Those barrels are a marvel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (8111) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gikinjii! Pours hazy amber orange, medium bubbly beige head, dissipates with lots of bubbly residual and decent lacing. Aroma is Brett, loads of oak tannins and vinous notes. Flavor has a very light initial sweetness, light tartness, drying out quickly, light funk with a Bretty must and a bit of sharpness, oak tannins, vinous notes aplenty, hints of caramel, orange zest, and pine as well. Lightish body, low carbonation. A hint of acetone sharpness. Not exactly sure why this is top 50 in style, but its certainly solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (655) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Bretts? Plutôt, oui! Le côté sauvage transperce littéralement les narines. Peut-être un peu trop en fait... J’aime le côté complexe des bretts mais il doit, à mon avis, être balancé par autre chose : les pediococcus, les houblons, les fruits ou autres chose. Ici c’est : brettsss-dans-ta-face! Ceux qui aiment la touche sauvage de ces dernières seront servis, mais il ne faut clairement pas s’attendre à une bière très équilibrée. La base "IPA" est annéantie par les bestioles, laisse une emprunte très discrète et franchement peu discernable. Il faut lui accorder : elle porte bien son nom!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10141) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBSG. Hazy medium gold, huge rocky white head. Aroma is funky and vinous, certainly more funky than sour, some hay, some vinous character, rounded mouthfeel, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7451) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Duffman, RBSG
Hazy golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of brett and citrus. Taste of citrus, brett, and funky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14787) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle - Funky tartness and some weird yeasty notes. Cloudy gold with a decent head. Funky tartness and lots off yeasty brett goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13990) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is strong brett and citrus. Medium mouth, tart, grass, light bitter finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7252) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Sampled at rbsg. A huge head. A funky aroma. Fruity, too. Wow. First sip is really good. Nice hoppiness with brett. New ground for me. A hoppy sour?! Funky goodness. Soft malts ate pale. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a hazy straw topped with a white head. Nose is candy sugar floral notes perfume and brett. Taste is more of the floral notes perfume and brett. Very nice and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A big sour funky nose. The flavor is big sweet fruity banana and berry, funky hay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4591) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Light hazy amber golden colour, white head. Spicy aroma, herbs, malts, light sour touch. Sweet spicy flavour, light sour, brett. Finish herbs, wood and brett. OK beer.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZBF 2014. Thanks for sharing, Tom10101!)

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