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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison, hopped with New World varieties, aged in Dolce noble rot wine barrels with brettanomyces.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiereLuc (764) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Wow! La pêche me colle au palais et m’enveloppe. Des notes sucrées d’abricots rappliquent avant de laisser place une acidité percutante, mais éphémère, qui s’estompe pour mettre en vedette du bois et du vin blanc. Lorsqu’il n’en reste pas dans mon cellier, j’angoisse. Et présentement, j’agoisse...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Golden coloured body with a large, five centimetre tall white head and a nice bit of effervescence from the bottom and sides. Medium-bodied; Strong yeastie and wheatie note with a lot of movement, some light sugars, a hint of herbal and grassy notes, some light spices and a hint of brett noticeable. Aftertaste shows some nice effervescence, a good yeast note and a bit of herbal hops and malt which show well, but not as great as most other reviews show and I didn’t get any real sour notes at all, just a few hints of brett. Overall, a nice beer with bunches of good flavour, but nothing ridiculously good as expected and for the price! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Best Cellars (now doesn’t exist) in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 04-July-2011 for US$23.99 sampled at home in Washington on Thanksgiving, 22-November-2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a beautiful peach colour with nice frothy and creamy white head. Immediately picked up nice white wine notes...apple, white grapes, sweet vanilla, brett. Flavours are oaky, sour, and sweet fruits. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (478) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle shared with northropfrye and cards04. Sweet and sour aroma. Creamy frothy head. Lemon body. Taste is citrus, vanilla and something else I can’t quite put my finger on. A good sipping beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Thanks for this one, Tommy! Complex tart aroma, hints of vanilla, citrus. Taste is not overly sour, but there’s a tartness, sweet yeastiness and a grapefruit bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Bière dorée, légèrement voilée, coiffée d’une mousse dense qui s’agrippe au verre pour lui en laisser une écume. Des arômes aussi variés qu’intéressants. Les fruits tropicaux sont représentés par le fruit de la passion, l’ananas et le raisin vert. Une odeur boisée avec des effluves de levures sauvages. Son goût est dans la même famille, laissant sur la langue une sensation acidulée, qui semble annuler les points forts du liquide. On goûte les brettanomyces au travers les élans de vin blanc. C’est très bon. (Embout. 03-12) (471-271112)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle, reviewed from notes sometime spring 2011. Pours clear, brilliant dark amber, healthy one finger head, foamy lace and champagne bubbles. Musty aroma of bleu cheese, oak, underneath is apple, pineapple and other tropical fruit, hint of hops. Taste delicate and nuanced: light funk, brett, faint tropical fruits, spicy malts leads to a slightly bitter, dry finish. Full bodied, sparkling carbonation. Really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle thanks to Tommy for this one. Really funky, earthy, rustic wild ale here. Pours a cloudy orange straw color with large foamy head. Aroma is bretty funk, basement, oranges, peaches, and herbal sweetness. Taste is medium tart and heavy funk with a great citrus and vinous notes. Awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Wow this is awesome, lactose type tartness. Sweetish bretty flavors, dry finish, great stuff

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
750ml bottle. So I looked back through the ratings and everyone seems to love this and no one gave it less than a 3, but I didn’t like it at all. In fact, I gave some to 4 other people and none of them liked it either. Maybe I had a bad bottle or something, or we aren’t sophisticated enough beer snobs yet. All I got from the aroma and taste were fungus and sweet and sour pickle juice. It seemed really well made and looked nice, but I just couldn’t taste any of the wood or wine, just pickles.


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