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Strange Le Bruit du Diable Farmhouse Ale

Strange Le Bruit du Diable Farmhouse Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
A classic Belgian farmhouse ale. We start with high quality Belgian Pilsner malt and add some Caramel Vienne and Caramel Munich for color and complexity. Just the right amount of Czech Saaz hops are added to provide refreshing balance. We then ferment it above 80 F with a very special yeast strain from the Wallonia region of Belgium. This unique yeast gives our Diable its earthy, fruity, spiciness and dry malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Sample at Rivival Beers. High creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy amber body. Sweet fruity malt caramel aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness,low carbonation and a short dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass gold with white foam. Nose of light lemon and funk. Medium body. The floor here is fruity and funky. Finished with some spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of bubble gum, cotton candy, pepper, applesauce, decaying banana peel. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. This is really just a generic Belgian strong ale...with all this sugar, alcohol, applesauce, and cartoony bubble gum, it’s hard to imagine anyone calling it a saison. There are some nice aromatics underneath the sugar and cooked fruit mess, like nice hops and peppery phenolics, but unfortunately the artificial-candyish odor just drowns those out. Too syrupy sweet in the mouth to drink much of, and it doesn’t look very Belgian either. Not quite terrible, but very clunky and misguided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5203) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark orange and cloudy appearance with a dissipating white head. Aroma of fruits, earthy hops, Belgian yeast, spices and caramel malts. Similar flavor, fruity, spicy and lightly malty. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Festival. Appearance: light white head, cloudy, amber color. Aroma: Belgian yeast, leaves, light fruit. Palate: lively carbonation, light body, light texture. Taste: slight bitt on end, slight tarty sweetness up front. Overall, unique with bitterness, but nothing really special in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft. Pours clear orange with white head. Nose and taste of malt, saison, lemongrass and Belgian yeast. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This saison pours a light gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, a touch earthy. A medium bodied saison. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. Mild carbonation. It’s a touch on the sweet side, but it a very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (7470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Clear golden with a thin white rocky head. Funky earthy aroma of soil, pale cereal grain, hay, and a light herbal hop presence. Flavor is pretty bready yeasty with a sweet bright undertone of pale grains and earthy hay, with a funky earthy undertone of dusty hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Foam Fest ’12. Deep copper in appearance with a one-finger, off-white head. Fruity esters, citrus, light diacetyl, corn, biscuit, and spice in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, clove, pepper, light banana, esters, and yeast. The taste is mich better than the smell. Light body with soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Growler pour of a yellowish burnt orange with a light white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of earthy hops. Taste of the carmel hops that leads into a herbal possibly of thyme dry hoppy finish. Its a med to light boddied beer that has low carbonation. Over all slightly off balanced beer that almost dominated the tongue with the lingering hops character but I would have it again.

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