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: 21   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Slightly hazy straw colour. Lots of dry, hoppy stuff, along with coriander and that slightly floral Trou du Diable yeast. Richly hopped, very dry, herbal and refreshing. More brewers need a beer like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11589) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
2012-06-09. Hazy pastel yellow, small white head. 3+ Pleasant flavour, mild pale malt core, very light spice and mild bitterness throughout. Sort of a lemon-lemongrass note, mild spice melange in a very dry finish. 7+ Aroma is similar, yeast and spice have a very light note of sweat socks which is dismissable after a brief encounter. Mild lemon, yeast. Wheat notes? Average palate is fairly carbonated. Enjoyable. On tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8736) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4510-20120609] Tap. Mild smoky dry yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Dry cardboard lemongrassy yeast flavour has a long dry aftertaste. Medium body. It’s OK, maybe I’m not in the mood for it tonight. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
Overheard: "The party package includes a multi-vitamin and a Q-tip."
(@ Vices et Versa, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6576) - Montréal, 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours very lagery, but with pretty good lacing. Doesn’t smell like much, kind of crisp malt, lager style. Pours with a good retaining head. A very bitter profile for a low-alcohol beer. Hops profile lasts a while. Almost tastes like a super low abv IPA. Palate isn’t too heavy though. On tap at Saint Bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Yellow with healthy haze. Webby lacing. Aroma is on the bland side with a natural corn/fruit loop character that is really distinct but as it warm matures to a dry citrus that reflects the lovely house yeast! Light body and a super dry finish with long, lingering herbal resins. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2015
draft at vices et versas. A very light, extremely light body, faint yeast easters, (between an abbey single and a saison), then an abrupt finish. Barely a beer,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Light body. Fruity. Enjoyable. Citrus. Pale yellow. Lasting skiff. Delicate and very drinkable.

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