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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: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2017

Draught @ Nüetnigenough, Rue du Lombard 25, Brussels, Belgium 1000.

[ As Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak ].
ABV: 5.0%. Unclear - hazy matt medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, rye, moderate hoppy, flwoers, grass, citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, grass, citrus, fruity, flowers, hoppy, belgium yeast, floral, rye, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160916]
8-3-8-3-15

3.4
Travlr (24665) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Cloudy golden yellow color, big fluffy white head. Fruity citrus aroma with a bit of dust. Taste has peppery hay, straw, lemon, subtle vanilla. Nice.

4
fiulijn (20491) - 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.

3.6
Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
Yellow, not much head. Big floral coriander aroma. Dry, with a light body, lots of coriander and earthy hops. Austere, hoppy and spicy.

3.4
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/25/16] Draught at Beerlovers Bar in Antwerpen. Hazy golden. Fruity esters aroma, a bit spicy and earthy. Dry flavor, fruity, spicy, floral, earthy, with a bitter finish.

3.8
Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice perfumey malt with orange rinds, very nice. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with spiced notes, curacao, herbal hops, very nice and smooth. On tap at Montreal Winter Warm, Feb. 25 2012.

3.5
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy blond beer; nice long lasting white foam; nice lacework; yeasty and decently spicy; light corny notes, medium-bodied; quite dry and corny, long lasting finish with hints of acidity; pretty refreshing and interesting

3.6
jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
2012-06-02. Bright pastel yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Lightly yeasty, sweetish pale malt, light wheat like bite, hints at spice from the yeast. 7+ Similar flavour, light yeast, light spice, what like grain touches. 7+ Average to light bodied palate. 3+ Refreshing, subtly nuanced, it has a very Belgian like framework but is relatively mild overall. Enjoyable. Sample from bottle at Wvrst, Toronto

3.5
JorisPPattyn (9981) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
Half of a comparative tasting of both Be and Que versions, thanks to the brewers! Very pale lemon yellow beer, small white rim. Dryish, young/milkripe grains, pinch of lemon. Dry, doughy and spiced (as ground mustard powder), wholemeal pasta. Champenoise pearling, light bodied, rainwater quality. Nice light, spritzy beer, refreshing.

3.9
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and crunchy cereals (rye and oats?) thrive in a dry, spritzy mouthfeel where grassy bitterness is leveled and compelling.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the cloudy whitish yellow.
-I’m sure bottle-conditioning is going to do wonders for this brew, so I can’t wait to get a few bottles of it.
-The grain bill is admirably showcased from aroma to finish.
-This is quite quenching.
-That finish is something else; all flavors gel and last forever, in harmony.

On tap at Dieu du Ciel! and at the Mondial.


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