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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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


marcus' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, San Francisco. Pours amber with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a nice yeast presence and some tasty spices.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (86) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours brown with thick, dense, very bubbly head. Aroma of butterscotch, honey, cherries, leather and alcohol. Tastes of the same. Oily mouthfeel with lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
600ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, Quebec. Dark amber in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma has lots of spice, bread, dark fruits, some caramel. The flavour is lightly spiced, some bread and caramel, yeasty. Filling with moderate carbonation. Finishes very light alcohol warmth, more spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JUL 28, 2014
On tap. Medium body, brown colour. Sweet, plums, figs, caramel, holiday spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Pours a beautiful clean dark amber color with generous compact head; slowly gushing, probably the first time it hallens with a Le Trou Diable beer. Aroma of bread, maybe some rye bread, caramel, very light spices (stollen). Soft mouthfeel, lean; some malt and caramel flavor; the light spicy profile tends to provide some soapy feeling, very light star anise; relatively low bitterness. Traces of yeast and esters.
Not impressed by this one, the base beer doesn’t have notable qualities and the spices don’t make things better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matbigrey (44) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2285) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (188) - 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...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4199) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (653) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Lots of malt and fruit. Low on hops.


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