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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Irish Ale
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bière au reflet roux foncé à rouge rubis marquée de profonds arômes de caramel et de café soutenus d’un côté végétal houblonné. En bouche, ses saveurs confirment son parfum et s’accompagnent d’une amertume fraîche et souple.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at Wvrst. Deep amber pour. Soapy flavor with a bit of malt. Earthy and a little bit bland. Not really my style. Has a bit of earthiness. Meh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place. De couleur brune-rouge et claire. Nez malté de caramel doux, léger de grains de malt rôtis avec des petites notes fruitées (fraises) et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture légèrement huileuse. Faibles notes fruitées (traces de confitures de fraises et d’agrumes) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût malté de caramel doux avec de très faibles notes fumées ainsi qu’avec des notes de biscuits et de grains de malt rôtis puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes sèches) aux faibles traces terreuses avec des petites notes de noix. Post-goût moyen et aux notes sèches, léger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux avec des notes rôties. (printemps 2007)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6150) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
February 19, 2011 - at Volo Trou du Diable event. Hazy ruby with a solid average frothy off-white head. Dry and dusty floral aroma, it’s vaguely sweet, more like a massively floral ESB - even flour. Taste is a bit boozy, dryly pungent, almost mellow, dusty and a bit minerally; gypsum? not bad, but odd; some rye sharpness. Solid body, weakly carbonated, not astringent, but the mineral character really builds - detracts from the overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
[3602-20110219] Cask. Grassy hops aroma. Hazy, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head and lacy lacing. Bitter pencil lead and grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Great balance, not sure why but probably my favourite of the night. (8/4-/9/4/17-) 4.2
(Le Trou du Diable Night @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
2011-02-19. Very dark red brown body is lightly hazy, modest creamy tan head leaves a nice lace on the glass. Flavour is relatively mild, lingering hoppy bitterness in the finish. Mild sweet malt middle, light citrus notes. 6+ Aroma is mild, light alcohol, light dusty malt character. 6+ Average palate is very smooth but under carbonated. Okay, it was an enjoyable drink but lacked the oomph to make more of an impression. Cask at Volo, Toronto

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2011
On cask at Bar Volo Le Trou Du Diable event. Spot on the style, a good drinkable cask. Fragrant malt and hops, with three-eights of an inch of cask head. Good malting. Above average mouthfeel for a cask. A little sourness in finish, some lace, a smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3618) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. An "Irish Red Ale", they hit it on the nose for the appearance here, as red as a beer without food coloring can get, covered by a veil of white foam. Aroma is quite hoppy actually, a mix of english and bittering american hops, there is also a lot of caramel, english bitter-like almost which makes the whole thing quite messy. Taste is decent, good malty sweetness with a bitter hop bite, a few not-too-pleasing cooked vegetable flavors came and went. It’s an OK beer, but these guys can do better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6177) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-rouge Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une très légère pointe fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #2618)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
1cm off-white head covers the clearish light orange body. Bready, cookie-like aromas translate, in mouth, into a rather dry flavour profile. Dry toastiness and cerealic blend. Clean and a bit generic English yeastiness with unconfident fruitiness. It remains aimed at drinkability. It does it correctly, but not with a lot of excitement and never focusing on freshness. Gentle earthy, soft hoppiness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
On tap at Vices & Versa. The color is a dark rubis red with a dark beige head and a lot of lace. The aroma is of fruits. The taste is of fruits and hops with some bitterness.


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