I’ve been really impressed with what Trillium Brewing is doing in Boston and also been fortunate for have a few friends bring me back some beer. The prior beers have all been growlers of their pales and IPAs but this one was a wild ale released at the brewery only and very limited. Matt was nice enough to grab me a bottle when he was in Boston and I finally opened it after work.
This one pours a very deep brown with a nice tan head that is thicker than many high ABV wild ales. Aroma is filled with dark fruit; raisin, plums, etc along with some funky notes. Taste is similar with some a nice tartness in the beginning followed by the dark fruits you get in the nose. Very fine carbonation and only a mild alcohol flavor made this one very drinkable for an 11% ABV beer.
This reminded me a lot of Allagash beers which is certainly a complement to the brewers at Trillium. I have a few more bottles from Trillium to drink soon.
Pros: Slightly tart and very drinkable
Alcohol Content: 11.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Trillium Brewing
Brewers Description: Cuvee de Tetreault is a 11% wild fermented Belgian Strong Dark Ale aged on black currants and French Oak. Trillium Farmhouse Ale. We released about half of this 1.5bbl batch in celebration of Belgian Beer Fest in 2013 and are now finally putting out the rest of it in bottles.