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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La petite Buteuse est une blonde claire non filtrée aux bulles très fines. Son pétillement libère des effluves de citron issues du houblon cascade infusé à froid, enchevêtré de coriandre et du parfum typique de bonbon des levures belges. En bouche, elle offre le rafraîchissant de ses agrumes, le tout supporté par des saveurs croustillantes de malt pilsner. La petite Buteuse se veut donc une version plus sèche et vive que sa grande sœur, ce qui en fait une désaltération de choix.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Slight haze acidic, touch of fruity yeast, pale malt....simple but dry and refreshing. Good beer, very TdD, which is basically a stamp of approval. 3 7 8 4 15

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of raw white bread dough. Taste is light citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Hazy golden orange pour with a white head. Pale malt aroma, yeast, white pepper, and some spicy hops and phenols. Apple and pear esters, too. The flavor has a dry malt profile to it. Cracker, some bread, and white pepper. Notes of yeast and apple, some grainy pear sweetness. Nice spicy and floral hop notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
A hazed yellow golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, as sweet creamy coriander with orange peels, berries and talcum. In mouth, a smooth spiced saison with coriander, light orange peels, creamy and smooth, nice. On tap at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
On tap at Bar Volo. Cloudy deep yellow, lacey. A tad funky aroma. A dirty blonde. Carbonation is set on high side, still very drinkable blonde somewhat table Belgian ale. A pleasure on a spring day.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Tap at Beachwood Seal Beach. Clear golden pour, medium white head. Nose is doggy, ripe, animal. Funky lemon verbena and chemical. Taste is spritzy, lemon verbena, sugar, odd starchy stickiness. Not so great. Disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Pale golden pour with a thick white head and a bit of light haze. The aroma is lovely. Light honey and a bit of clean spiciness. A fresh bread/crackery malt component and some really peppery spiciness. Lean malt base and some nice crisp spice. A bit of pear ester and a touch of apple as well. Very lean and dry with a nice minerally bitterness. Dry and lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
2012-06-02. Lightly hazy, dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is a touch sharp at first, light musty funk, lemon. 7+ Flavour is similar, light funk, light lemon, pale malt in the finish. 7+ Smooth average palate suits the beer. 3+ Quite quaffable, pleasant. Alcohol content is nearly invisible. Sample from bottle at Wvrst, Toronto

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast yields a nice farmhouse character to this dry Belgian-style Ale, as plantane esters lift citrusy and spicy hop varieties to heavenly realms.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-This beer seems to be a cross of Taras Boulba and Dernière Volonté. A lovely idea, if you ask me. One that needs to be bottled too...
-Aroma, flavor profile and finish are all levelled.
-The prickly effervescence might be overwhelming to some since the dryness makes it more apparent to the palate.
-Herbal hop bitterness is of medium length, suiting the brew’s generous but never aggressive flavor intensity.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6711) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
Draft @ ML Fontainas. Dorée, claire, col épais et crémeux blanc. Arôme est légèrement houblonné offrant des effluves citronnées. Le tout garde un côté vivace très vert et frais. Je n’ai pas noté d’influence de coriandre. Palais est léger avec une petite amertume fort appréciable. Note ce côté grains concassés, malt de caractère pils, pâle assez belge dans son approche. Le tout reste noble et euro avec un cascade qui est également peu présent, je note qcq pointes de pamplemousse et pomelo. Fini sec-grains et légèrement poussiéreux.


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