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


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Avec L’Ours, les assembleurs du Trou du diable vous proposent un concept évolutif : chaque assemblage à venir sera distinct, laissant parfois jouer des notes plus intenses, qu’elle soient acidulées, amères ou fruitées. Il s’agira toutefois d’un mélange à vingt pourcents d’une bière de seigle sûre vieillie deux ans en barrique de chêne de Banyuls, et quatre-vingt pourcents de jeune saison. Le nez, aux notes délicates de rancio et de fruits séchés, portera d’abord à croire que nous avons affaire à une bière sûre. La bouche nous proposera aussitôt une bière jeune, acidulée et subtilement boisée, le tout s’étirant en une finale rafraîchissante.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JUN 25, 2014
750 ml bottle bought at Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon (in Quebec City) on February 6, 2014. Blonde misty, small head. Slightly sour rye aroma, slightly fruity wheat. Light fruity taste of wheat, a little sour, bitter grapefruit. A pretty good assembling!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-210) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy blond beer, small irregular white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sourish, lemony, funky, artificial brett notes. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sour, vinegar, bit lemony, fruity, sourish, unpleasant sour. Aftertaste: lemony, some vinegar, peaches, bit sugary, little bitter, resinous, bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Shared @ RBBWG 2015. Orange colour, white head. Medium carbonation. Fruity notes of orange and grapefruit. Light vinegar. Sour with sweet hints. Easy drinkable and refreshing. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (348) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Assemblage #6. Pour is silty gold with an uneven, short-lived white cap. Nose is funky wild saison, as you’d expect: musty/barnyard, oak, lemon, green apple, light vinegar/white white acidity. Taste is lightly sour, acidic, with lots of wild yeast mustiness and oak, but a little bit of club soda blah in the middle. The rye comes through a bit more in the taste, whereas on the nose I could barely find it at all. Really neat beer, especially from a Quebec brewery, and clearly well-executed, but lacking a little oomph, flavour-wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is orange, sour USA-style, cheap Champagne. Taste is mineral, sour yoghurt, malty, mineral, lightly herbal, sour, touch horseblanket, orange peel, yeast, thick standard brett. Med. mineral body. Touch dry. Decent & satisfactory USA-style sour. Nice beer, a bit plain and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Hazy murky pale yellow almost milky color, no head. Smell and taste lightly sourish, yellow fruits, orangepeel, a hint of yeast. Well balanced but a bit boring imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Yeast, citrus, bread. Grass notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1097) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
750 ml bottle from the TDD shop thx Alex #6 edition A: brett, citrusy, spicy, floral app: clear pale thick white head and good lacing t/p: thin body with short acidic finish. Crisp. Moderate high carbonation. O: great. Subtle and balanced, this beer is a threat. The short finish makes you want take another sip right away, a nice quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at WVRST. Forget when though :( Almost clear, golden yellow colour. Thin white head. Nice lacing. Sour apple, grape aromas. Lovely smoothness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatbarbu (30) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Brassin #6. Sa deborde au debut! On sens direct bcp de brett , un caractere seche et assez vinaigré. En bouche petite amertume causee par les brett seche, poussiere. Sure. La finale est dwlicieuse mais breve . Une gazeification qui equilibre super buen les saveurs. Excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (205) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Au nez, c'est cheneux, acide et citrus. En bouche, c'est râpeux, barriqué, assez léger et acide. La finale est très brève, abrupte, fraîche et râpeuse sur la langue. Pas leur meilleure...! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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