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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: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Saison, hopped with New World varieties, aged in Dolce noble rot wine barrels with brettanomyces.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vlpeqngf (7) - - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
J’ai goûté à Dieu... Miam miam il m’en faut chaque fds dorénavant! Elle goûte différente a chaque fois (ou presque)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (366) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy yellow with a large pillowy white head. Aromas are subtle fruit (peaches, pears), leather, a bit of funk, and a bit of that brettanomyces sour. Tastes are earth, oak, chalk, grapefruit, and generally quite dry. Sharp on the palate, medium body, and a lengthy dry finish. Does a nice job covering up the big 7% abv. A complex and interesting beer from Trois Rivières.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (710) - CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Pours a clear orange gold with one finger of loose off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim and no lacing. Nose has brett sharpness, tart and sour cider tones, stone fruit and earthy mustiness. Taste is somewhat similar but with a pronounced oakiness and a surprising absence of the sour from the nose and a near-complete absence of sweetness. Mouth feel tends to the heavier side, albeit with decent sustained carbonation, finishing dry. Interesting and complex. Not sure whether it’s more a saison, a farmhouse, or a wild, but it’s good regardless. That being said, it’s missing a certain sharpness or sourness on the tongue that would push it to the next level.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (224) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle, multiple times. Pours a very clear blond with a decent white head. Aroma is very enjoyable with cereal, honey, pears and white flower notes. Also some light barnyard/bugs. Taste has wine and honey sweetness that is nicely balanced by a rustic tartness. Highly drinkable without being too dry. Not as complex as the Buteuse but easier to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1626) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bouteille 750 ml. 7%. Couleur jaune or assez foncée, mousse blanche mince. Arôme de levures, houblons, pêche et un peu de bois. En bouche, notes vineuses, vanille, levures sauvages, un peu de bois, un peu sucrée mais l’acidité revient en force, finale agréable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Mango color with a small persistent foam collar. Aromas of honey, marshmallow, apricot and leather. Flavors of lemon, brettanomyces and chardonnay. Couleur mangue avec un petit col de mousse persistant. Nez de miel, guimmauve, abricot et cuir. Saveurs de citron, bretts et chardonnay.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (206) - - APR 12, 2014
April 4, 2014. 750mL bottle at barvolo. Apricot and pineapple aromas. Lovely lacing. Golden yellow with small white head. Nicely tart with some sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7349) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours hazy golden color, small head. Rose Hip on the nose with rowanberries and manure, mild fruits and some berries. Sourish fruity flavor with yeast, berries and yeast. Quite smooth despite the somewhat aggressive notes. Pleasant.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6828) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
75 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 08/2012+ (out of range error with label)
Aroma is sour with grapefruit and lots of earthy and bretta tones. Also some urinal cake. Flavour is sour and tart with some grapefruit tones and urinal cake. Finishes with some unpleasant milky tones. Nice anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6962) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 750 ml bottle, thanks Timo A. Tick #5300. Pours a hazy golden colour. Aroma of funk, gooseberry bush, rowanberries, herbs and citrus. Flavour of tart berries, herbs, citrus, harsh bitterness and some fresh grassy notes. Nice tartness. Medium bodied and a dry, citrusy, bitter finish. Quite nicely balanced.


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