MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 My Bottom Line:
A compelling smoked meat personality flows through the quenching, lean body finishing into a gripping finale where this lengthy earthy smoke evolves into a supporting leafy hop bitterness. A simple and effective Rauchbier from Trou du Diable which has to seduce with its thorough fumes and captivating finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A clinging sheet of foam decorates the clear bronze.
-Carbonation is calm and the body quite snappy.
-A light underlying fruitiness adds some complexity.
-The malty body could be fuller and more expressive to really take this one into the realm of greatness, but as is, it remains a smashing quencher.
On tap at Vices et Versa and at the brewpub.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in collaboration with Loup Rouge, a soon to open brewpub in nearby Sorel. The brewer told me they will make collaborate brews every once in a while. Interesting!
Good looking amber, somewhere in between copper and bronze, with a thin and steardy white head.
Obviously the smoke is dominant, more of a firewood aroma rather than hickory or bacon. Some residual fruityness towards the end.
The peated malt really shines (98% smoked Bamberg malt the brewer told me) without going overboard, it stays crisp and remarkably refreshing. Smokey finale with just a faint bitter hoppyness at the very tail end. A fantastic and quaffable brew, not as rich as Schlenkerla (spelling?) but that’s not a bad thing. Paired up perfectly with the salted stringy cheese and homemade beef jerky.
garthicus (2911) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Golden orange with a glorious white head. Aroma: Smoke, bacon, maple, pepper - such bacon notes! Like a bbq in a glass. Flavour: Bacon, maple, smoke, just lovely!
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Amber color, clean. Nice aroma, seet caramel, smoke, and a hint of butter. Good body strength, nice malt flavor, and the smoke is delicate but well present, perfectly complementing; the finalnis quite bold, bitter.
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 oz imperial pint on tap at Vices et Versa in Montreal. Aroma is a touch sour, acetic with some definite smoked malts present. Bacon aromas, etc that lead this beer to be quite quaffable. Attractive transparent amber-copper body with a frothy off-white head and nice lacing present. Smoked malty, chewy start which becomes a bit acidic and astringent. Finishes with a nice bitter, grassy, hoppiness. Very late, burnt, roasted maltiness. A very solid rauchbier.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Clear amber with a nice frothy/foamy off-white head. Aroma of fresh-cooked maple-smoked bacon - niiiiiiice! Taste of bandaids, sweet roast malt and campfire ash. Light of body, quite astringent, quick-finishing with a nice smoky tang left on the tongue. I loved it - BACON!!!!!
sseb69 (1782) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût au Gainsbourg, couleur ambrée, rougeâtre, mousse blanche/beige. Arôme de jambon fumé, grains. En bouche, le malt fumé se propage en bois, caramel, jambon, charcuteries. Très bonne.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The look: clear amber body topped by a large off-white head
The style: Classic german-style Smoked
The stuff: First thing first I should specify that I got the end of a keg. The pint I requested turned-out to be 2/3 pint despite all the efforts of the waiter. Nose has medium intensity smoke with a definite meaty element to it (pork?). The beer had a full thick body but it might be because it was the end of the keg and I got all the meat. I got a doughy cheesy yeast sensation and the malt profile had a slight bagels feel to it. The whole think ended-up feeling like a meaty smoked cheese-cake! Not much fruitiness, spices or whatever else and it was just fine like that. Whether it’s a relationship or a Trou Du Diable beer I’m always looking forward for the consummation.
The how: On tap at Vices & Versa
The conclusion: Fulfilling meaty Smoked, I Really liked it. Need to have it again to make sure my end-of-keg glass was or wasn’t what it’s supposed to be.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Very pleasant aroma of smoked malt that leaves an image of smoked ham in my mind. Very good flavor of smoked ham, there’s a strong malt presence in there and mild hops. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Church Key DC: Pours a transparent copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of rich earthy smoke and sweet toasty caramel malt with a touch of light fruity notes. Starts with average fullness and some nice light malty sweetness with good smoky complexity before a drier, smooth finish. Could use a little more body and sweetness, but has a good smoke profile.