Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
NOTE: This is NOT the bottled Pitoune Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, courtesy of the staff. Clear golden color, medium white head, nice lacing. Aroma of white pepper and malt. Taste is moderately bitter throughout, with much better body, better mouthfeel, and overall more character than most U.S. versions of APA. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam tops the clear golden gown.
-The diverse fruitiness of citrus fruit and lemongrass is spread onto the cereal haystack, for an overall subtle, but very enjoyable aroma.
-This fruity character follows the clever hay-like maltiness.
-Body is highly drinkable, as crisp as a Helles or German-style Pilsener.

What if you dig deeper?
-Finishes with a beautiful herbal hop touch; this is more bitter than your usual brewpub "blonde".
-A discrete earthy hop touch proposes lime alongside the whispering tree bark.
-This is a perfect middle-ground for the micro-fearing masses and the traveling beer geeks.

On tap at the brewpub a few times, in ale and lager formats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours hazy golden yellow with a small white top. Aroma is straw grains and small vegetal and hop presence. Taste is straw and cereal malts with a small bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 Tap at the brewpub. Clear straw-yellow pour with little-no head. Very pleasant surprise in the aroma, nice citrus notes, light malts and spicy hops. Taste is sweet but very well balanced. Palate is very light and refreshing. The good surprise of the day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (210) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Much like a typical blonde but more bitter as well as I caught some herbal notes. Solid brewery and another solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
Sweet, lightly fruity and grainy aroma with mild, citrus, grassy, herbal hop character is restrained but clean and fresh. Brilliantly clear blonde body is topped by a bright, white, fine bubbled head that laces well. Grainy malt flavour is offset by crisp bitterness and very subdued hop flavours. Sweetness gets a bit sticky if allowed to warm and a doughy yeast note emerges. Lively carbonation to the refreshing light body - a real thirst quencher. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with MartinT and Olivier_MTL.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Extrêmement rafraîchissante. Un petit nez de citron, un goût frais d'agrumes pétillants. Une finale subtile et seche ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
En fût. Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons fruités. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et de cérérales. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #1289)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (562) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
de couleur dore elle a des aromes fleural mais leger avec petit gout malte. en bouche se feural mais leger biere qui se prend bien sur une terrasse ensoleiler (rate 86)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Nice solid ale style session brew. Mild grassy and cereal aroma with a hint of honey sweetness. Sweet cereal and grainy mid palate with a hint of caramel and a grassy hop base. Some light citrus fruits accompany the grassy hops but are a bit subtle. Mild mannered finish with a hint of a skunky kickback. Overall a nice sessionable brew.

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