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

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RATINGS: 192   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwaKe (225) - Laval, - OCT 10, 2013
Bouteille de 375ml achetée aux Délires du Terroirs. Couleur blonde orangée, avec mousse légère mais omniprésente et longue dentelle. Odeur de houblon floral, blé, pain, épices. Goût de blé et houblon très prononcé. Effervescence élevé, palais moyen. Bière un peu légère pour une Weizen Bock, on ne ressent pas vraiment l’alcool...


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gallan1 (9) - - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
Cloudy pale fluffy head. Smell cloves citrus peel. Light bitterness spice throughout good carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
griffintainment (13) - - JUN 2, 2016
cereal, floral, citrus, banana, bubblegum, vanilla, golden, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, creamy, fizzy, long, bitter finish,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (768) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
Bottle from NB Liquor. Cloudy pale orange amber with a fluffy off white head that recedes gradu ally and leaves some sparse lace. Nose is banana, cloves, resin, light peach and citrus peel. Flavour follows with a lightly sweet honey supporting a lightly bitter grass in essence with a touch of lemon tartness and a balanced spice throughout. Mouth is medium and chewy with prickly carbonation. A great combination of elements that works well. 9-/4/8-/4/16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (398) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2016
A pillowy white head on a golden straw body with very visible carbonation. The nose is a rich banana bread with malt and a touch of spiciness. The taste profile continues with the banana bread theme, chewy malt, some spice and pepper, orange and a hint of celery salt. Quite a dense body for a Weizen Bock but very refreshing at the same time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Helsdon (349) - 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 (571) - 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 (1145) - 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.


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