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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bouteille 500ml, courtoisie de Slovaksniper. De couleur dore et voile. Nez de levures fruites (agrumes, lger de pches) et moyennement pices (coriandre), dherbes fraches, moyen de pain, lger de houblon herbeux (herbes fraches, notes de foin) et floral et avec des notes de crales fraches. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-doux ainsi quune texture moyennement crmeuse. Got de levures fruites (agrumes, notes de pches, faibles traces de poires vertes) et lgrement pices (coriandre trs subtile, traces de poivre) et accompagn dune lgre amertume de houblon floral et lgrement herbeux (herbes fraches) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen got de pain et de crales fraches puis en finale lamertume de houblon se veut plus herbeuse (herbes fraches, notes de gazon et de foin) et asschante. Post-got moyen et plutt sec, lgrement amer de houblon herbeux et floral avec un moyen got de levures fruites (zeste dagrumes, notes de pelures de pche).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19824) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4008) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1332) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
(Draught at Brydens, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (6114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium yellow-gold with wispy clear bubbles. Nose is floral, grass, belgian yeast, peppercorns. Taste of white pepper, too dry, unsweet, spicy, very dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1605) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Slight hazy gold blonde with fine creamy white head. Great herbal bitter hop flavor, mostly grass and green herbal with some grapefruit pith and hints of lemon. A bit earthy and herbal-green on the palate, slightly parching. Some phenolics and fruit linger in the assault of hop dryness. A bit of cat pee and meadow, not easy to befriend but I like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8062) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Smell is pretty light here. Theres some musky, grass- like bitter. Pours pale blond with a little lacing. A touch of sourness in the finish. Its a little disappointing, honestly. Had higher hopes here. On tap at volos.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Draught at The Toronto Festival of Beer, July 26. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, yeast and herbs. Flavour is yeasty, herbal and citrusy along with a touch of spice and a very bitter finish. Pretty good, easy to drink.


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