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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5414) - 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 (7456) - 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 (8348) - 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 (2852) - 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 (5628) - Montréal-Nord, 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 (6119) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours a clear brown color with ruby highlights and a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of caramel malt with some fruityness. Good flavor of caramel and smoked malt and fruits, it feels like a pleasant, malty dessert. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
In short: Rich session beer with a bit of many things (liberal interpretation of the style)
How: On tap at Vices & Versa
The look: Dark ruby body with a medium beige head
In long: Chewy malts, fruity yeast and leafy hops are equally present. Fruity flavours of grapes, plum and prunes. A bit sweet but without much caramel flavour, more like residual fruity sweetness. Hops have a green leafy freshness quality to them. Fluffy body. Certainly not what I’ve come to expect from an Irish Ale (low on the caramel side and more yeasty than usual) but who cares this is a nice session beer. A honest beer. Unlike most internet dating profile it even tells you exactly what it looks like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Bu en fut (12 oz), à Vices et Versa. Rousse foncée acajou, moyen collet. Arome légé d’houblon fruité, peu amère. Goût amère passable, houblon atténué et peu fruité. Rien d’extraordinaire!


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