Brewed by Le Trou du Diable (MolsonCoors)
Style: Belgian Ale
Shawinigan, Canada


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed in collaboration with Yvan De Baets of Brasserie de la Senne. This hazy blonde beer is brewed with rye and Nelson Sauvin hops. The aroma is quite floral and the flavor arrives in three stages: the first is reminiscent of rye bread, followed by an evolving fruity and herbal note, and ending with a long-lasting finish that encourages you to dive right back in. The name comes in part from a Belgian insult, “schieven architek”, used by the people of the Marolles district of Brussels to criticize architect Joseph Poellart who built the enormous Palais de Justice which they felt ruined the neighborhood. The second part comes from a common Quebecois swear word

The Trou du Diable Version is in 500ml bottles only (and on tap)!

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Ester_ (126) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Pale straw color, just a little bit of foam. Aromas of wheat, yeast and hop. Flavors of wheat, spices, yeast, hop and hop bitterness. Couleur jaune paille, juste un peu de mousse. Nez de blé, levure et houblon. Saveurs de blé, épices, levure, houblon et amertume de houblon.

HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
July 29, 2012 - Toronto Festival Of Beers - draught at the Keep Six tent. Yellow with an average to small fizzy white head. Smells like wheat/gluten, some alcohol, and lemon - simple. Taste is much better - fresh grain, lemon, general low-level funk. Average body, slightly acidic, weakly carbonated, finishes quick and dry and you can start to feel the alcohol a bit - solid though.

JoeMcPhee (10137) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Tap at Volo - Very pale golden colour. The nose is awesome. Lean and spicy with a noble hop character and a faint whiff of sulfur in addition to some lightly fruity hoppiness. Moderate/assertive bitterness and a little bit of lingering noble hoppiness. Minerally bitterness and a very lean palate. This is beer I could drink all day long. Lovely.
Earlier Rating: 7/31/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Pale straw colour with a bit of bright citrus. Nice clean zesty yeast character. Spicy cologne and a bit of light pepper. Fresh and wheaty with some light hoppiness. Fresh and tasty.

AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Volo. Floral notes with slight vegetal notes. Noticeable yeast and citrusy hops. Nice carbonation.

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bouteille 500ml, courtoisie de Slovaksniper. De couleur dorée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger de pêches) et moyennement épicées (coriandre), d’herbes fraîches, moyen de pain, léger de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches, notes de foin) et floral et avec des notes de céréales fraîches. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture moyennement crémeuse. Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes de pêches, faibles traces de poires vertes) et légèrement épicées (coriandre très subtile, traces de poivre) et accompagné d’une légère amertume de houblon floral et légèrement herbeux (herbes fraîches) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de pain et de céréales fraîches puis en finale l’amertume de houblon se veut plus herbeuse (herbes fraîches, notes de gazon et de foin) et asséchante. Post-goût moyen et plutôt sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux et floral avec un moyen goût de levures fruitées (zeste d’agrumes, notes de pelures de pêche).

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 17, 2012
On tab at BarVolo
Aroma semi dry , frontal malts , dry hop notes with citrus. Slight tartness , Belgian yeast hints. 7+
Appearance slight haze , dark gold with amber. Mid white top , some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied but I would not call it thin. Clean frontal , smooth with good ,solid base. Dry hop feel makes it drinkable. Finish with estery peach feel.

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle at Bellwoods, Toronto
Hazy blond color, generous head. The aroma is spicy and citrusy, some lemongrass. The mouthfeel is off dry; delicate malt flavor, hint of spices, perfect bitterness balance, with some sweaty hops.
There is some real brewing art here.

pushkinwow (2972) - Ottawa, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. This was the last beer of the festival and I wrote very little except for my general impression of hops and an odd tartness...may need to try this with a fresher palate and a little less alcohol in my system.

Eructoblaster (4457) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
On tap at BDT (Gatineau, QC). Hazy blond body with a thin, lasting white creamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and citrusy hints. Its sharp, fresh hoppy taste carries malty, citrusy, grainy, and herbal notes. Ends with a decent bitter/grainy finish. Enjoyable.

neongolden (2028) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Poured cold enough to dull the aroma, a clear golden blonde with a large, creamy white head. As it warmed, aromas of grain, herbs, grassy hops and a little musty yeast, fairly faint overall. Flavour is dominated by a dry leafy herbal hop bite, lightly earthy yeast, quite dry grainy malt in the background without any of the Belgian candy sugar traits. A little peppery spice in the dry finish. A little astringent, very crisp and light-bodied with fairly soft but ample carbonation. Refreshing and well-made saison-ish ale, but flavours on the light side.

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