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

bottled
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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Tap at Mondial. This and Zeeland were the 2 best saisons of the fest by far. Pours a nice light golden hazed with a fluffy lasting white head and nice coating of lace. Aroma is spicy orange zest, with apricot, mango, peppery spicy phenolics and grass- mostly doughy clean bready malts and very low sweetness- good belgian/french saison yeastiness. Flavor is more pineapple and grapefruit from the hops and yeast, apricot, orange juice, nelson sauvin, gets to be white wine like, some mineral and grass in the end and nicely dry on the end with good tacky bitterness in the end. Nice Hopped up saison.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2015
600ml bottle. Clear golden colour with huge, fluffy, osteoporosing, moderately lacing, white head. Yeasty, floral and herbal aroma, a touch of citrusy hop, hints of hay, straw, chamomile, lemon, balm, sage. Taste is pale malty, minimally strawy, slightly herbal and floral, subtle sweetness, hints of balm, sage, chamomile, a touch of orange and orange zest; some sweet lemon in the finish, a touch of mild citric acid as well. Slightly disappointing at first sip, but slowly developing...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Justin of Beaumont Market. Colour...hazy golden-straw with a thin white head. Nose...fruity, sweetly spicy and zesty with citrus pith. Palate...quite bitter to start and also quite dry, with notes of spiced fruit and Turkish Delight. The mid palate stays dry and then Cotlets hit the scene.The finish is bitter and fruity with notes of lemon curd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
[Backlog] Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett (and T.Hanson). Pours a nice golden body with thick fluffy white head and decent lacing. Aromas of peach, apricot gummies, melon and fresh grassy hop greet the nose. Mouthfeel is soft and sessionable with notes of fresh grass, clean fresh dough character. The yeast character is clean and low on the spice factor - which I love - and allows the beer to showcase more of the fresh dough and grassy flavors. Light funk and nelson/simcoe in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Magela (89) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a nice thick foam. Has a passion fruit and citric aroma. The taste is somewhat sweet and spicy. The fermentation is high and gives a good body for the beer. Bitter ending, leaves you wanting more.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Nice stuff. Initial aroma is quite vegetal, earthy. Soon cleans up though and gives way to light berry fruitiness and a bit of yoghurt. Taste is similar, light fruit and bit of dairy, finish has a light citrus bitterness, berries again and a touch of grain. Quite full bodied. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (152) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Hazy yellow body topped by an active white head. Nose is fresh, featuring spiced malt and a hint of banana. A range of well blended and refreshing tastes make this a memorable saison. Lemon and mango hops, and spice including coriander, pepper and lavender are punched up by zesty carbonation. A thin body works with the taste profile. Another nice accomplishment from Le Trou Du Diable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2135) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Hazy yellow gold with lasting big dense head and lace. Fresh lemongrass pastry and pepper aroma Very mild tropical fruit sweetness hay pepper citrus spice dry finish. Light body fine lively carbo. Damn near perfect saison IMHO.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (346) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
0.375 l bottle from FIRMA BIER, bottled on 19/8/2014. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a massive, fluffy, stable, white head. Fruity-floral aroma of peach, gooseberry, chamomile, vanilla and orange peel. Sweetish, fruity-yeasty taste of peach, banana, vanilla and lemon peel, followed by a medium long, slightly earthy, gently bitter, yeasty finish. Thin to medium body, spritzy, effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very solid, expected a bit more regarding taste and aroma. Has probably lost some of its hop profile. Goes down quickly and is quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4109) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Hazy pale yellow with a white head, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (wheat, bread), fruity, spicy and hoppy. Flavor light sweet and dry, ending bitter. Light to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (408) - - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium head. Nice aroma of hops and berries. Rather flat taste with a hoppy touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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