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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.

Rastacouere's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere (6107) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and amber with a mid-sized, white head. Excellent retention. The nose furnishes boatloads of funk, lemonwood and citrus fruit. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Moderately bitter with modest acidity, accompanied by tons of fruity-tart flavor. Finishes crisp and mildly tart with a slight note of tannic and bread-crust bitterness. Many thanks to Marheb for shipping this bottle of world class brew across the border from Quebec!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4350) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Lasting thin, creamy whitehead with a clouded, sediment-filled orange body. Nose is wonderfully tart and yeasty. Cherry pit aroma, sour berry seed. This is very engaging - solid carbonation, quick resinous black cherry and lasting wine barrel finish. This is very good. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (419) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Couleur orangés. Nez sure de cuivre. En bouche cuir,fruits sures,bonne acidité. Une bonne bière sure, une des meilleures de trou diable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birraiolo (187) - ITALY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottiglia 750 ml. Color ambrato scarico con buona schiuma di grana fine molto persistente. Al naso note resinose, unleggero fruttato dominato dai bretannomiceti. Al palato riflette i profumu. Ben equilibrata, buona cob un finale aecci molto interessante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
billybraga (3) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Arôme de houblons frais (agrumes tropicaux). En se réchauffant, une chaleur d’alcool et un côté vineux apparaissent. En bouche, c’est très boisé, c’est vineux, les houblons sont là, tout en légèreté, sans être trop amère. Une bonne effervescence, assez sec, sans être trop mince. Finale un peu amère, mais pas trop (même pour moi qui suis pas un fan de IPA).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
750ml bottle. Burnt orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is leather, stone fruits, citrus, dust, sour candy, floral notes. Taste is pine, bread, tropical fruits, pepper and wood. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture. Subtle and complex. Beautiful stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (427) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours slightly hazy copper orange with a generous creamy white head. Very fruity aromas of tart fruits, berries, with an acidic note. Medium body, lively carbonation, fruity, tangy, ends on a strong bitter note with acetic acid distracting the overall balance of the brett itself. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Dark yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong orange and peach notes as well as some brett. The flavor is a mix of leather, light funk, toffee, orange and brett. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with large off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has slightly sour fruit, must, grass and oak. The flavour is quite dry with oak, Brett and sour pale fruit with a touch of barnyard. There is a mild hoppiness but it is overwhelmed by Brett and barrel. The finish is long, spicy, funky and slightly sour. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and average carbonation. Overall a decent barrel aged saison but the IPA does not come through like I would hope. 2013-05-25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
bottled, orange body pour with no head, aroma is light sour with mostly plain dry sour funk flavor, Syrah?

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