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Brewed by Le Trou du Diable (MolsonCoors)
Style: Saison
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translation: Saison du Tongka is a yellow-copper colored beer that is dry and refreshing. It has a spicy, candy-like aroma with a light phenolic touch typical of saison yeast. Taste is bold and generous, with a sharp acidity that leads to instantaneous thirst quenching.

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3.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2011
In short: A seemingly wheat-like beer that is moderately funky, crisp, dry and a bit acidic. Nice original thirst quencher.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body topped by a long-lasting medium white head
In long: Nose is moderately funky, straws, lemon and bananas esters. Actually the beer smells like some kinf of funky witbier. Taste continues in the same direction. Although not specified I suspect this Saison uses a lot of wheat, and if not, there is something about the whole thing that made it taste like a wheat-based beer. The well-integrated lambic contribution doesn’t steal the show and adds a moderate funk and moderate acidity. Lemon and banana notes. Countryside wild flowers. Nice dryness in the finish. Great thirst quencher. I’d drink the shit out of this beer. In fact I came up with a new drinking game. No ping-pong balls required. I take a sip whenever I feel like it and when my pint is empty I order another one if I’m still thirsty. Great game. Strangely enough I sometimes lose?!?!?

3.7
Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
Tap at anniversary.
Appearance : Light hazy pale yellow with a small head.
Aroma : Nice tartness with citrusy notes. Light funk. Nice malt. Quite a lot of lambic notes.
Taste : Malty with a light tartness. Citrusy notes with malt. Dry finish. Not as much lambic notes as on the nose. A bit watery on the finish maybe.
Overall : Interesting stuff. Maybe it would need a bit of age for the lambic to take over a bit more. Nose was very appealing but taste was a little bit disapointing. Still a fine beer and I hope they do similar experiment again in the future.

3.9
TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
En fût. Verre de dégustation lors du party 5e anniversaire. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe d’acidité. Apparence: La couleur est orangée complètement opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de banane et d’acidité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement acide. (Rating #3500)

3.8
bedainedebiere (544) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
Tap at Brouhaha. Very intense flavors of citrus and cereals, a little peppery with a nice bouquet of leafy hops. The texture seemed almost velvety as it seems to be quite rich for 4,8% abv. Very enjoyable "petit tracteur"!

3.7
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Banana esters, wild yeast, cereals and citrus fruit merge in this Saison’s dry and bubbly mouthfeel, building a memorable quencher.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy head of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-The lambic blend in this one is done very well; both Saison and lambic are felt equally, and neither is aggressive.
-Wheat is tasted throughout.
-Although this is low in abv, it is quite an intense brew.
-This is one of many Trou du Diable brews whose charming dryness nearly forces you to get another pint.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.9
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at the anniversary. Hazy yellow pour with thin creamy white foam. Aroma is light barnyard, subtle brettiness, lemon and tart wheat. Bready, lemony taste - tart. Light carbonation, smooth silky palate. Quite enjoyable.


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