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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: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Helsdon (340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Cleaning the garage and drinking this stupidly amazing beer. Creamy malt with peach and over-risen bread yeast. An ever so mild bite at the end of hop and carbonation. Really, a spectacular beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredkasss (1) - Granby, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2016 does not count
Peach-Yellow, slightly sour with a slightly bitter finish with lots of carbonation. One of the best from Trou du Diable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (566) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours orange yellow, lovely head. Aroma of orange, spices. Taste is similar with a hint of banana near the end, slight watery finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Dégustée en fût sur place, le 7/20/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures fruitées (bananes, notes d’agrumes) et épicées (clou de girofle), pain, blé, léger houblon herbeux aux notes résineuse.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Levures fruitées (moyen de bananes, notes d’agrumes) et épicées (clou de girofle, notes poivrées). Un support de blé et de pain est également bien présent avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et résineux ainsi qu’avec des traces de caramel.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne et aux notes sèches, composée d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et résineux avec des petites notes acidulées de blé.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1143) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Hazy peach color with a medium white head. Aroma is bready with a hint of spices, yeast, and floral and fruity hops. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a sweet malt base and a very mild bitter finish and a hint of banana. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
600ml bottle. Golden-orange in colour with a large and long lasting white head, very good lacing. The aroma is hoppy, floral, wheaty, bananas. The flavour is wheaty and bitter, some oranges, bananas, floral hops, some spice. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter, wheaty. This isn’t like any other Weizen Bock I’ve had. Lots of fruit and hops. IPA ish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
Large head deep gold pour aromas banana citrus pine yeast spice the flavours bread citrus banana pine medium bitter lovely tasting bock the bitter an old style taste the finish best notes sweetness bitter spruce note a classic for a bock

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Orangey yellow with a pale head. Aroma is earth, overripe stone fruit, quince, candied citrus. Light-medium bodied, fruity and bittersweet on the palate. Taste is fruity hops, stone fruit, quince.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Draft - Light banana notes. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Light banana and grass. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
Oh, nothing like finding a beer named after everyone’s favourite parliament thug, Sir Jean! And is that Don Cherry, famous hockey goon, on the label? Better snap up a bottle of this before the lawyers have the remainder siezed! Poured a bit chilled at 4.0 degrees celcius, has fine creamy head and a very appetizing foggy banana body with no carbonation. Wheat notes with apricot and soft pear with bread. Has a nice banana flavour with sweet wheat beer notes and a smooth finish. Very well done, I’d happily and get drunk on this and strangle protesters to celebrate Jean’s inspiration to this brewery.


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