Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: American Pale Ale
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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D’un bel orange ambré, la MacTavish s’écoule inéluctablement du verre laissant comme unique trace une belle dentelle de Bruges. Alors que quelques bulles s’échappent du liquide, des effluves de houblon vert, de terre ancestrale et d’épices se mélangent aux traditionnels parfums de noisette et de caramel des ales anglaises. En bouche, fraîcheur et acidité s’accordent aux saveurs maltées de biscuit et de caramel. Le houblon laisse alors une bonne amertume et ne confère sa verdure qu’en rétro-olfaction. La finale est sèche, subite et totalement désaltérante.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simardsam (156) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 5, 2013
Orangée avec un col moyen de mousse blanc. Nez parfumé d’agrumes et de houblons. Goût d’agrumes, de houblons, résineux et herbacé. Très belle amertume en bouche, tout au long de la gorgée, et une finale sèche et désaltérante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1506) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours golden with good white head and good lacing. Aroma is of fruity hops, citrus and tropical. Some malt. Taste is of malt, citrus, fruits, pretty nice hop action.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2255) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head; NOSE: pine, hoppy. TASTE: pine, hoppy, decent, fruity, lytchee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (8660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
Leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig, hopfig, Ingwer. Geschmack sehr hopfig, leicht bitter, viel Aprikose, etwas Ingwer, gering bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014

Bottle 600ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Le Trou du Diable Mactavish In Memoriam ].
Clear medium golden yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, fruity, herbs, old hops, light earthy hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, herbs, hops, old hops, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140711]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (471) - CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours clear pale gold with three fingers of rocky white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, pithy citrus, light biscuity caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Very drinkable APA. Might be a little on the old side, and perhaps it’d be brighter when newer, but still a decent enough brew. Perhaps a little expensive - ultimately it falls a little short of greatness, but the price tag doesn’t reflect that. There are better examples out there for less money. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
375ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 13-07-2014.
In short: watery pale ale.
Pours some hazy golden with some soapy head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Citrusy, malty, bready aromas. Light to medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is citrusy, fruity, mild bitter, a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
(tap at Cask Days 2014) hazy orange colour with a small white head; musty aroma, wet wood, wine; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1542) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2014
Cervesa poc aromàtica pel que acostuma a ser l’estil, pel meu parer es tracta d’ua pale de tirada britànica amb més caracter maltós que aromàtic. Cerveza poco aromática por lo que acostumbra a ser su estilo, a mi parecer se trata de una pale de tiro mas británico con un carácter mas maltoso que aromático.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7447) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is dry and crisp, with crackery malt and crisp grassy hops. Flavour is similarly crisp and very clean, with grassy floral hops and very crisp crackery malt. Dry, crisp and clean, but not overly exciting. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deadbluesky666 (5) - Drummondville, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Encore une excellente bières provenant de cette merveilleuse micro brasserie Le trou du Diable !!! American pale ale de qualité et peu dispendieuse !!!

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