Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Dès que l’on zyeute la Grivoise, notre regard vient se noyer dans le sombre rubis du liquide. Aussi inévitablement qu’instinctivement, on plonge le nez dans un irrésistible parfum d’épices, aux accents de liqueur d’herbes, de petits fruits et de friandise qui nous fait succomber. Une étude approfondie de l’appareil olfactif, confirmée par les premières gorgées, révèle un complexe assemblage où se mêle réglisse, cardamone et piment fumé. Fort de cette découverte, d’une bouche qui n’en pouvait plus d’attendre, nous sommes récompensés par une finale suave et caramélisée. Tout au long de l’expérience, une chaleur d’alcool soutient chaque gorgée, appelant le dégustateur à sombrer, toujours un peu plus profondément, dans la grivoiserie.

2006 vintage - 9.5% ABV, subsequent batches 7.5% ABV.

European Beer Star 2013 - Bronze Award
World Beers Awards 2013 - Americas Silver
World Beers Awards 2012 - World’s Best Dark Belgian Style Strong
World Beers Awards 2011 - The Americas Best Strong Dard Dark Ale
European Beer Star 2011 - Silver Award
World Beer Cup Silver Award

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a amber caramel color with big fizzy eggshell foam. Lots of spice in this beer as expected... nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, anise. The body is light and mouthfeel somewhat sticky. Nice toasted malt backbone but the caramel sweetness and heavy spice just don’t come together as nicely as I was hoping for . Would have liked to see a bit more body to the base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matbigrey (108) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
600ml bottle. I like this beer. Nice head, clear orange color! aroma is cinnamon and roasted sweet, a bit shy but ok... tastes like red berries and cake fruit ...well balcanced but a bit shy to me... I expected it to be more tasty ! but it is good! cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2960) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Enjoyed at Brothers Beer Bistro. Pours a nice hazy orange-red colour with a beige head that goes down quickly, but a ring stays around. Fruity nose with a good mix of dark and light fruits, spices and yeast. Wet mouthfeel with a little stickiness. Fruity malt taste with Belgian Ale yeast and very mild spices. Notes of oranges come out in the smell and taste as it warms up. Wish the spices were a little stronger, but still a nice Christmas beer that is different from others of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (484) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bon produit, bien caramélisé et onctueux. J’ai toutefois l’impression que ce brassin (2013) est moins riche que ceux des années précédentes...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Vinmonolpoet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket på Bergstua 29 Mar 13. Brun. Litt skum som raskt flater ut. Syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken er sammensatt fruktig. Svisker. Plommer. Aprikos. God - men litt uvariert. Avslutter litt tørt. Uklar siste kvelling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (832) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Lots of malt and fruit. Low on hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Ok. A little bit of nice spice, cinnamon. Pours clear orange with ok head and lacing. Some light florals here but not a huge beer all around. Finishes a little sweet. Tap at Festibiere Gatineau.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - FEB 7, 2014
Min første fra Canada. Mørk mahognifarge, uklar (kan komme av sjenkingen). Lite, tynt skumlag, medium fylde. Lukt av malt og litt ubestemmelig krydder. Medium kullsyre, kort, tørr ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2652) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
Mahognybrun med tynt beige skum. Fruktig lukt, men også karamell og kardemomme og muskat. Søt og syrlig i smaken, krydderiene kommer godt fram. Middels fylde, middels kullsyre. Kort ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (830) - NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
Uklar brun med lyst beige skum. Lukter fruktig, krydder og noe karamell. Smaker noe krydder. Godt med kullsyre. Medium fylde. Min første canadier.

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