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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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)!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at Bellwoods, Toronto
Hazy blond color, generous head. The aroma is spicy and citrusy, some lemongrass. The mouthfeel is off dry; delicate malt flavor, hint of spices, perfect bitterness balance, with some sweaty hops.
There is some real brewing art here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Yellow, not much head. Big floral coriander aroma. Dry, with a light body, lots of coriander and earthy hops. Austere, hoppy and spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with orange rinds, very nice. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with spiced notes, curacao, herbal hops, very nice and smooth. On tap at Montreal Winter Warm, Feb. 25 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy blond beer; nice long lasting white foam; nice lacework; yeasty and decently spicy; light corny notes, medium-bodied; quite dry and corny, long lasting finish with hints of acidity; pretty refreshing and interesting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Tap at Volo - Very pale golden colour. The nose is awesome. Lean and spicy with a noble hop character and a faint whiff of sulfur in addition to some lightly fruity hoppiness. Moderate/assertive bitterness and a little bit of lingering noble hoppiness. Minerally bitterness and a very lean palate. This is beer I could drink all day long. Lovely.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Pale straw colour with a bit of bright citrus. Nice clean zesty yeast character. Spicy cologne and a bit of light pepper. Fresh and wheaty with some light hoppiness. Fresh and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and crunchy cereals (rye and oats?) thrive in a dry, spritzy mouthfeel where grassy bitterness is leveled and compelling.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy whitish yellow.
-I’m sure bottle-conditioning is going to do wonders for this brew, so I can’t wait to get a few bottles of it.
-The grain bill is admirably showcased from aroma to finish.
-This is quite quenching.
-That finish is something else; all flavors gel and last forever, in harmony.

On tap at Dieu du Ciel! and at the Mondial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
2012-06-02. Bright pastel yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Lightly yeasty, sweetish pale malt, light wheat like bite, hints at spice from the yeast. 7+ Similar flavour, light yeast, light spice, what like grain touches. 7+ Average to light bodied palate. 3+ Refreshing, subtly nuanced, it has a very Belgian like framework but is relatively mild overall. Enjoyable. Sample from bottle at Wvrst, Toronto

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
[4437-20120602] Bottle. Mild grassy mould yeast. Hazy, light brown yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head and some lumpy bits sunk to the bottom. Buttery grass yeast flavour. Medium body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(An Afternoon with TdD @ Wvrst, Toronto, ON)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 17, 2012
On tab at BarVolo
Aroma semi dry , frontal malts , dry hop notes with citrus. Slight tartness , Belgian yeast hints. 7+
Appearance slight haze , dark gold with amber. Mid white top , some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied but I would not call it thin. Clean frontal , smooth with good ,solid base. Dry hop feel makes it drinkable. Finish with estery peach feel.


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