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Le Trou du Diable Bar Volo 25th Anniversary Special Sour Blend

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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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It is a skillful blend, 40% of which is brewed in Buteuse Brassin Special, Dulcis Succubus and Bretteuse barrels, 40% is from sour rye aged in Banyuls barrels and 20% of which is from young Saison beer. The nose is evocative of a Flanders red, with slightly acidic notes of cherry. The palate is sharp, dry and slightly oxidized, leaving a sweet, fruity taste on the tongue which is immediately followed by a vinous finish reminiscent of great classical beers.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft tartness and mild funk on the nose. Medium bodied and musky. Soft tartness and funk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
(750ml bottle) clearish deep gold, soapy large white bubbles. Nose of Brett C, funky, citrus, sawdust, acetone, cherry, and wet wood. Taste is fairly muted, Brett, citrus peel, light funk, mildly tart, easy drinking but a sourish finish wish touch of acetone on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
750ml bottle via special order at LCBO (think they still have some at Volo though). Clear light copper with a white head. Light sour, lemon zest, some refreshing funk, brett, chardonnay, light oak, moderate body and mild carbonation, light funk and citrus on the finish with a touch of white grape. Tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammyboyy (51) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Bien aimé cette sour blend. Je savais pas trop à quoi m’attendre. 3 de mes bières préférées vieillies ensemble pour faire un blend avec du seigle. C’était assez acidulé et vinaigré. J’ai vraiment aimé malgré les goûts funky et spécials qui sortaient de nulle part des fois. Aucunement décu.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Pale golden, light haze and thin faint head. Clumpy tart. Light juicy. Terse funk. Tang on the finish, peachy pineapple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of funky lambic. Nice lambic flavour, lemon. Mildy tart

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sour funk, sherbet, rye Taste is sour, tangy, sherbet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Craig’s. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some tangy citrus fruits, dry wood, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor, a little funky, with notes of grass and leather, some lemon zest. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish with some rindy lemon, sweat, white grape, light acidity. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
bottle at home ... soft funky fruit ... soft funk .. .ligght dry fruit ... soft funk ... ligght tart fruits .. soft funk .. dry fruits ... light funky lemon ... sharp tart fruit ... soft fruits

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
75cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Initially gushing slowly. Aroma is vinous, bretty and funky, with notes of lemon, barn yard, vinegar, wood. Taste is armonious with good level of acidity and light sweetnees. Notes of barn yard, sunk, dust, white wine, wood, vinegar, lemon juice. Finishes clean and acidic, very refreshing. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, greatsour, balanced and tasty


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