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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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (871) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet Aroma of lemon, yeast, and wheat. Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Taste is sour lemon and apple.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Tart white grape and light. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Citrus, yogurt and stone fruit. Nice, funky and light.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1112) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy orange with a pale head. Aroma is apricot, peach, nectarine. Medium bodied, lightly tart on the palate with some nice fruit. Flavours are peach, nectarine, other stone fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
bottle enjoyed at home bar with rudolf & others. sour cherries, light peach, acidic, tart, funky vinous. a ton of stuff happening here. need more

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (328) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
750ml bottle. Slow gusher. Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Flavors are wood, leather, peach, usual TDD funky barnyard characteristics, resinous hops, lemon, apples, vinegar, wine and floral notes. Light to medium body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Awesome! Initially a bit of a gusher, pours light orange with a finger of foamy head that sticks around quite a bit, limited lacing. Nose is a bit vinegar and some fruit. Notes of peach, vinegar, yeast funk. Taste is light sweet and medium sour. Full body with lively carbonation, long sour aftertaste. Beauty!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - MAR 9, 2014
February 28, 2014. 750mL bottle at WVRST. Sour vinegar aroma. Lovely lacing. Golden colour. White head. Quite mild tasting given the aroma. Sour cherries, very light and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2915) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, during the Hivernale des brasseurs, savoured on December 7 2013; eye: golden, lightly hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head; nose: wild yeasts, green apple, acidity; mouth: wild yeasts, green apple, acidity, lightly sour finale with presence of wild yeasts, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, lors de l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 7 décembre 2013; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé; nez : levures sauvages, pomme verte, acidité; bouche : levures sauvages, pomme verte, acidité, finale légèrement aigre avec présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Orange with a foamy white head. Bottle is a bit of a gusher. Smells of oak, grape and lemon. Vinous character. Quite tart. Substantial bready body. Lots of oak, plum. Fruit Lingers on the lips. Very good. 2014-02-23

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (444) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours saturated golden with a small flufy white head. Nice mix of funky aromas dominated by a strong acidic note. Light body, moderately sour, acetic acid, bit of barnyard. Not as explosive in mouth as the nose would have tell. Finishes a bit short. Interesting blend altough not totally convincing to me. Have problem putting the finger on what I don’t enjoy in this beer (acidic note, lack of complexity) as much as what I do enjoy in this beer (overall flavor profile...).


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