Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Belgian Ale
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed in collaboration with Yvan De Baets of Brasserie de la Senne. This hazy blonde beer is brewed with rye and Nelson Sauvin hops. The aroma is quite floral and the flavor arrives in three stages: the first is reminiscent of rye bread, followed by an evolving fruity and herbal note, and ending with a long-lasting finish that encourages you to dive right back in. The name comes in part from a Belgian insult, “schieven architek”, used by the people of the Marolles district of Brussels to criticize architect Joseph Poellart who built the enormous Palais de Justice which they felt ruined the neighborhood. The second part comes from a common Quebecois swear word

The Trou du Diable Version is in 500ml bottles only (and on tap)!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1732) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours pale straw with small head and no lacing. Up front on the nose lots of yeast and cereal. Mouth is hoppy with some cereal and a bit of a peppery finish. Hint of lemons as well. Medium body in the mouth. Lovely beer from an always exciting brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Bright brassy yellow. Subtle citrus peel aroma. Light on the tongue. Grapefruit character. Dry and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2303) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Pale golden colour with a frothy white head. Spicy citrus aroma. Tangy flavour with a tangy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
cloudy with light yellow colour and a fair amount of dead yeast floaties. aromas are yeasty, belgian esters, citrus rind and a nutmeg. tart lemon flavour witha bitter finish that is a bit sand paper like. lighter styled brew but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8434) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Half of a comparative tasting of both Be and Que versions, thanks to the brewers! Very pale lemon yellow beer, small white rim. Dryish, young/milkripe grains, pinch of lemon. Dry, doughy and spiced (as ground mustard powder), wholemeal pasta. Champenoise pearling, light bodied, rainwater quality. Nice light, spritzy beer, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a sickly cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Looks like a Berliner Weisse sort of, but not as pale. Aromas of belgian yeast, candi sugar with a little lemon and some spice. Lemony and tart on the palate with a nice spiciness. Sandpapery texture. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of rustic malt notes with light dry pungy hops notes. Taste is a mix between a semi-sweet malt backbone with some rustic notes and some pungent hops with a dry finish. Light herbal notes could also be detected. Body was full with good carbonation. Nice drinkable Belgian ale with some complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Sample, 4 ounces, draught, at the Hivernale des brasseurs, savoured on February 25 2012; eye: straw, semi-opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: orange, citrus, grapefruit, light malt, light acidity; mouth: slight fruity, slight orange, light malt, floral hops, dry finale in orange with presence of malt, medium body, lightly bitter, slight astringency, slick texture; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, bue à l’Hivernale des brasseurs, savourée le 25 février 2012; œil : paille, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orange, citron, pamplemousse, léger malt, légère acidité; bouche : très léger fruité, très léger orange, léger malt, houblon floral, finale sèche en orange avec présence de malt, corps moyen, légèrement amère, très légère astringence, texture coulante; en résumé : bien aimé

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
Citrusy hops blend well in the aroma with cereals and doughy yeast, it’s quite appealing. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a thick, frothy white head. In the flavor, everything lives in harmony and balance, the citrusy, lemony hops are quite present, but not overly dominant so they leave some place the malty cereals and the yeast to join the fun, there’s a distinct bitterness in the end. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and lively carbonation. This is incredibly well-done and easy to drink, definitely a great thirst quencher. I need more, I mean right now!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 Bottle 500ml. (Edited after drinking on tap at "Le trou du diable") Pours hazy pale golden with nice white head, good lacing. Aroma is of grapefruits, flowers, very hoppy, spices. Tastes hops (citrus), all the way from the beginning to the dry end, hiding other features. Good, refreshing. [Edit: just had this from new batch bottle 500ml. Was’nt enjoyable at all for me, quite a let-down. Not gonna modify score here, but we are talking (3/5/6/3/12). There is an old musty rotting rag aroma/taste ruining this brew. Notes: Pours somewhat hazy blond with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of grain, citrus, musty salty murshroomy rags. Taste is of grain, bitterness, citrus, yeast esters (lots), old rags. Palate: Light body. Dry mouthfeel. Overall: Not really good. Something is weird here, probably related to the rye. Not easily drinkable. Flirting with DP]

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