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

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AwaKe (164) - Laval, - MAR 23, 2014
En bouteille, achetée chez Balthazar. Blonde orangée avec reflet dorée, belle encolure blanche sans dentelle. Arômes floraux, malts, levures de saison, fruités dont pamplemousses et fruits de la passion. Même chose au goût mais avec un petit arrière-goût d’amertume, pelure d’orange et houblon. Très rafraichissante mais en même temps très sec en bouche et la fin de bouche est très longue donc au finale c’est pas très désaltérant. Très bon tout de même.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 18, 2016
Draught at BarVolo. One of their flagship beers for good reasons, a solid saison with a heady tropical and floral hoppiness, cereal bread, funky notes, dry finish. Yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2250) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Cloudy light gold color. Head is medium to large and white. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Aroma is herby, spicy, fruity, pinneapple, coriander.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to Paul! Pours unclear gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds doughy bread, yeast, lemon, melon. Medium sweet flavor with notes of pale grains, sugary wheat, husk, light bitter hay. Light to medium in body with fine, spritzy carbonation. Sweet finish, phenolic, with more sugary wheat, lemon peel, melon. Basic stuff, but tasty enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
9th December 2015
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottleshare. Thanks to Padraig. Hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is very airy, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Fluffy light malts. Classic saison floral herb. Touch of citric bitterness. Very mild spice. Airy semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Decent standard saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kanaclane (213) - - DEC 29, 2015
Nez: Céréales, agrumes, fruit de la passion Bouche: Pamplemousse, citron, fruit de la passion, épicée, herbacée, amertume franche qui reste longuement en bouche et sécheresse dans le final Une excellente bière

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell at Paidraig’s 2.5K, thanks to Paul! As ’Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur’, 6%, bottled April 2015. Hazy orange, still, very big foamy white head. Aroma is light, apple notes, touches of caramel, quite airy. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, quite foamy. Taste is tonic water, pale biscuits, dried flowers, some caramel sweetness, papery dryness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (321) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2015
Presenta amarillo pálido ligeramente turbio, generosa capa de espuma blanca, esponjosa y de buena retención; elegantes aromas a fruta tropical, cítricos, ligero plátano y herbales; en boca entrada agradable, ligeramente amarga, siguen notas a especias, pimienta blanca, cítricas y herbales, cuerpo medio muy carbonatada; pos gusto ligeramente ácido y seco, amargor muy suave, cerveza refrescante, bien equilibrada y ajustada a su estilo.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9998) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Draught, sample tray at Cafe Sara. Hazy golden body, lacing rings down the glass from a small white head. Grapefruit and ripe fruits on the nose. Taste of blossom fruity cocktail added by yeasty fruitiness and mid-dry citrus shells to the ending. Soft carbonated. Fine drinkability. A fresh and tasty saison (Oslo 11.12.2015).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (318) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2015
Dorée pâle voilée, effervescente, nez fruité aux notes fruit de la passion, idem en bouche, petite rondeur et petite amertume, très agréable. Bouteille 60cl achetée chez intercaves, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 11/12/2015.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
Hazy yellow color with a fine white head. Citric, mild Belgian yeast and fruity aroma. Medium body and a soft to average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and acidity. Citric, mild Belgian yeast and mild spiced flavor. Nice easy drinkable saison.
[On tap at Café Sara in Oslo, Norway]


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