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


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3886) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
On tap at BDT (Gatineau, QC). Hazy blond body with a thin, lasting white creamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and citrusy hints. Its sharp, fresh hoppy taste carries malty, citrusy, grainy, and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Poured cold enough to dull the aroma, a clear golden blonde with a large, creamy white head. As it warmed, aromas of grain, herbs, grassy hops and a little musty yeast, fairly faint overall. Flavour is dominated by a dry leafy herbal hop bite, lightly earthy yeast, quite dry grainy malt in the background without any of the Belgian candy sugar traits. A little peppery spice in the dry finish. A little astringent, very crisp and light-bodied with fairly soft but ample carbonation. Refreshing and well-made saison-ish ale, but flavours on the light side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium yellow-gold with wispy clear bubbles. Nose is floral, grass, belgian yeast, peppercorns. Taste of white pepper, too dry, unsweet, spicy, very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Slight hazy gold blonde with fine creamy white head. Great herbal bitter hop flavor, mostly grass and green herbal with some grapefruit pith and hints of lemon. A bit earthy and herbal-green on the palate, slightly parching. Some phenolics and fruit linger in the assault of hop dryness. A bit of cat pee and meadow, not easy to befriend but I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Smell is pretty light here. There’s some musky, grass- like bitter. Pours pale blond with a little lacing. A touch of sourness in the finish. Its a little disappointing, honestly. Had higher hopes here. On tap at volos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Draught at The Toronto Festival of Beer, July 26. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, yeast and herbs. Flavour is yeasty, herbal and citrusy along with a touch of spice and a very bitter finish. Pretty good, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2000) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Elle ressemble à une blanche de par sa robe blonde voilée et elle possède toute une mousse à sa surface, ornée d’une très belle dentelle. Son odeur aussi me fait penser à une blanche. Des arômes de levures, d,agrumes et de champs fleuris sont perçus. Par contre, ça goûte plus comme une blanche allemande que belge. Des saveurs aigres et sûres, comme le levain et elle est sèche en bouche. Un picotement est ressenti sur certaines parties de la langue. Une amertume se présente en arrière-goût. C’est un bon produit qui nous fait apprécier la bière. Embouteillée 02-12 (299-070812)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7824) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. almost clear light golden with a decent white head, some retention. nice lightly toasted malts, hint of spices, light white wine vinous notes, fruity. average carbonation, light to medium body, decent herbal citrusy finish. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGolem (807) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at TDD. Pours crystal clear yellow. Aroma: spices, malt, hops. Taste is thin, but has a bitter finish. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a nice fizzy white foam and loads of floating yeasties. Aroma is citrus hop, yeast and straw. Taste is very dry, lots of belgian yeast characteristics, citrus hop with a sharp tang of lemon. Very nice beer. Thanks to my brother in law for acquiring this for me.

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