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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Saison
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Blonde opalescente coiffée d’une généreuse couronne de mousse. On trépigne en humant ses arômes complexes d’agrumes et de fruits de la passion qui dévoilent les prémisses d’une satisfaction future. La bouche offre les mêmes fruits, parallèlement au goût d’épices produits par une levure saison authentique. Il en résulte une bière désaltérante, combinant avec un charme certain le flair du Nouveau Monde et la rusticité du vieux continent.
World Beer Awards 2013, the American Best Bière de Garde, Saison: gold


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (196) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Looking forward to this beer. Like Diable, great bottle by the way. Pours with a head as thick and tall as the thunderheads over the cottage while I drink this. Carbonation streaming up at a furious pace through a cloudy golden beer. When the head finally subsides, and the anticipation has pushed my willpower far past it’s plebeian limits, I give it a good smell. I’m rewarded with grass and hay malts and a faint hint on far off pine hops. The flavour is full of sun-drying hay malts, and the mildly sour tang of lemon. The flavour is well balanced and simple. The sourness flattens out as the glass’ bottom approaches, leaving a slight bitterness and a touch of sour and the memory of malts. Very, very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OOKPIKABLE (104) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours golden with dense, thick, white head. Aroma of sour yeast. Tastes of same with some unfortunate bitterness detracting from the overall taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (566) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
600ml bottle. Hazy golden body, decent white head, average retention. Aroma of yeast, grains, peppercorn, fresh cut grass, autumn leaves. Taste of yeast and herbal hops, peppercorn, coriander, lemons. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1955) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Hazy straw pour, huge rocky white head. Aroma is white pepper, citrus, lemongrass, pleasant grain and malted wheat. Flavour is citrus, yeast, light grain sweetness tails well with earthiness, herbal/woody, lemony citrus dry finish. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (504) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
(600ml bottle from Depanneur Peluso) Proviso: didn’t realize this was hoppy, probably let it sit a bit too long. Pours a nicely hazed orange gold with a moderate frothy white head that fades to s small cap with lots of lace. On the nose I get a bit of tropical fruit, lots of bitter orange peel, light banana/clove, white pepper, grassy/herbal notes and a little bit of grain, pretty sweet overall. Palate much drier, citrus at first, mostly orange with a bit of honey malt sweetness. Bitter orange persists, spicy herbal yeast with just a bit of funk, leafy hops lend a fairly bitter character for a saison. Bone dry at the end, lemon zest, mineral, kind of flinty. Carb is quite high but very effervescent and soft, fills the mouth in a soft creamy way. This is lovely as is, a bitter hoppy saison that manages to keep most of the old world character too. So refreshingly dry, great mouthfeel. Need to try this fresh as a daisy too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (659) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
341ml bottle from the lcbo pours very hazy off yellow tight bubbly head nice sour Belgian yeasty aroma very good for the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1455) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cervesa amb bona presència d’escuma, molt aroma a espècies i fruita. Cerveza con buena presencia de espuma, mucho aroma a especias y fruta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2312) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a billowing three fingers of white foam. Nose is a balanced mix of peppery yeast, citrus, rustic grain and hints of fieldgrass, mint and touches of herbalness. Palate is bright and refreshing and follows the nose nicely. Lots of rustic grain, tons of yeast character, floral grass, some hints of tropical fruit and lingering bitterness o the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Yellow-orange pour, medium foamy with head that bubbles down to a thin cover of larger. Aroma is orange, pepper, some cereal grains. Taste is citrus, lemon, orange, banana, little bit of funkiness and metallic bits and ends with a bit a bitterness. light-medium body with lots of large bubbly carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a hazy gold colour, massive fluffy white head, spotty lacing. Nose is slightly tropical fruit, some banana, Belgian yeast, wheat? Tastes sweet, a touch bitter, and quite fruity. Really refreshing.


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