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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
A hazed pale yellow ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a smooth herbal malt with light lemony notes, herbal hops, dandelions, very nice. In mouth, a smooth crisp malt with herbal Czech hops, very nice, bitter and smooth. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 24, 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez Dieu du Ciel (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle légèrement opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de seigle et de zestes de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement herbacé. (Rating #4127)

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
My Bottom Line:
A tantalizing floral bouquet leads to a crisp cereal mélange, as citrusy fruitiness and grassy bitterness adorn a dry finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy whitish pale yellow.
-This tastes like a lower gravity variation of the Schieve Tabarnak.
-This is supremely drinkable, yet it is never low on flavor. The finish is as memorable as the aroma.
-This would be more than amazing if bottle-conditioned with a slightly higher (and fluffier) carbonation level.
-That is one awful name for such an inspiring (and inspired) brew...

On tap at Dieu du Ciel, St-Jérôme.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Light yellow-green pour with smallish white foam. Very piney nose, light cereal, very grassy, totally hop forward. Taste is very bitter, not quite astringent but almost, you get that sort of overall impression you are biting into and ripping a chunk out of an unpeeled grapefruit. Palate is dry as heck, quite interesting though: refreshing and satisfying at once, they really get the most out of 3.8%

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2913) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
Glass, 12 ounces, on the premise, savoured December 30 2011; eye: yellowish, semi-opaque, no effervescence, white head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: hops, grapefruit, light malt, spices including pepper; mouth: hops, grapefruit, light malt, spices including pepper, light astringency, dry finale in hops with presence of spices, medium body, good carbonation, rather bitter, slick texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Verre, 12 onces, bue sur place, savourée le 30 décembre 2011; œil : jaunâtre, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, pamplemousse, léger malt, épices dont léger poivre; bouche : houblon, pamplemousse, léger malt, épices dont le poivre, légère astringence, finale sèche en houblon avec présence d’épices, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon


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