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Le Trou du Diable Shawinigan Handshake

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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Weizen Bock
Shawinigan, Canada

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Shawinigan Handshake est une bière voilée à la couleur pêche, qui exhale des parfums de brioche, de banane et de sapinage propre à sa levure allemande et au houblon Chinook qui la composent. D’une effervescence explosive, sa bouche rappelle d’abord la banane, puis présente une finale sèche et sapinée. Translation: Shawinigan Handshake is a peach colored beer, full of cinnamon bun, banana and spruce aromas that come from the chinook hops and german yeast used for it’s making. A highly carbonated palate presents banana flavors at first, followed by a dry resinous finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (308) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
I weizened up pretty quick to the merits of this handshake. This is what Rickard’s White wishes it was. The cloudy and opaque orange amber liquid smells of citrus, peach, wheat and basement. It is lightly bitter and mildly spicey with flavours of orange and wheat as well. A nice thick feel with a medium carbonated zip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from a depanneur on Prince Arthur. It pours a lovely cloudy honey gold with a big soapy looking head. It has a big sweet bready aroma with banana and spices. It has a smooth soft mouthfeel. The taste is really pleasant spices, wheat, lemon, saison funk and a bit metallic. You gotta love the label.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
I like how I never not what style a Trou I am drinking until I come on here. Never thought this was a weizen bock. Pours a hazy peach with small head. Aroma is of basement, peaches, and citrus. Tastes of peach, light banana, wheaty and floral. Was very smooth with a medium body and low carbonation. A very refreshing beer that was not too Belgiumy. Would most definitely buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 600ml. @ home in garden.

[ As Le Trou du Diable Shawinigan Handshake ].
Unclear matt medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, sweet fruit, light banana - pineapple. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, wheat, yeasty, sweet fruit, sugary. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. [20140724]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatbarbu (8) - sherbrooke, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
600ml bottle. hazy golden color with white frothy head that keeps just a little lacing after a couple of minutes. tasty aromas of banana and medium sweetness. not much hops in the the nose. taste is awesome, banana and here you can feel the hops, perfect bitterness. mouthfeel is the best part, smooth and balanced. great dry, bitter finish . refreshing. tasty. awesome beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senorlupulo (1) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
Maybe an off batch? Acetic aromas, very little hops and nearly invisible weizen yeast characteristics. Chinook is nearly undetectable. Thin mouthfeel. Sour finish. Extremely dissapointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aletcm (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 8, 2014
Cor laranja e turva. Boa formação de espuma com boa persistência. No aroma, pêssego evidente, caramelo, cítricos ao fundo. No sabor, pêssego, frutas amarelas, com final seco e amargor com media persistência. De amargor médio e dulçor leve. Refrescante. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jucko (19) - - JUL 28, 2014
This is the best beer I know of, so I have to give it perfect marks. Pours a cloudy orange. Citrusy aroma. Perfect small fizz bubble mouthfeel. Crisp. Citrus and vanilla. I honestly don't know why I buy other beers when I drink this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
60 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Some hops and apricot on the nose, mild wheat and banana with subtle spice notes. Apricot and wheat and wheat on the flavor, some earthy and spicy notes too. Medium carbonation, sourish finish. More like a Saison. A bit of a disappointment.
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
600 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white small head. Aroma of wheat, some citrus and some herbs. Flavour of caramel, grainy malts, some herbal notes, citrus and some overly ripe banana. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel. Alcohol warms. Does not taste like a weizen bock, more of a Saison or something. Weird.


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