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


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

AwaKe's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AwaKe (251) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (278) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2016
Bottle into glass. Pleasant wheat and banana aroma. Pours cloudy pale golden with white head. Has a light sweet taste followed by a sour finish. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. A very nice example of a Weizen Bock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Hazy pale straw color with tons of powerful activity. Extra foamy and frothy 4 finger sparkly explosive island head in the weizen glass, lasting around 10 minutes, with some average leggings. Aromas of fresh flowers and zesty lemon. Flavors of lemon, sweet grains, yeasty bread, noble hops, fruit esters, floral and herbal spices. Balanced and delicate subtle flavors of sugary fruits with a nice sharpness. Grainy and wheaty roasted bread feel. Smooth light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Well intensified medium strength finish, ending with a spicy and yeasty tongue coat, some fruity citrus and floral feel. Overall excellent quality craft offering an incredible smell and great flavors that feels much like a belgian tripel. Very sexy and well balanced, nice intensity, and quite complex. Although well refreshing, it’s a little vinous, highly acidic, with a faint metallic feel.

   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.

   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,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (800) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (456) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Helsdon (352) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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