Punkrauch - Le Trou Du Diable

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83
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: biboergosum on 11-10-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SERVING: Bottle
Bottled on: 09-19-2014

A:
Pours a cloudy amber brown that is effectively black except when pouring, big three fingers of beige head that settles to a healthy coat. Very good retention; some lacing. (4.25)

S:
Caramelized, toasted malts. Roasty grains, smoke, sausage, wood, hint of dark fruits. (3.5)

T:
Caramel-coated sausage. Hard water, nuts, wood fire, caramel, toffee. (4)

M:
Prickly cream feel that is very smooth, light-medium body with a soft finish. (3.5)

O:
Tasty smoked beer.
This beer (brewed with one of the dudes from Nomeansno, with his recipe!) is a nice drinking darker lager with a good smoke character, that doesn't taste like a campfire.
Pours lovely with a roasty smoked aroma/flavor. The taste has a little more maltiness to it, but it is subtle and the slight smokiness dominates. Very drinkable and smooth.
Would have again; worth trying. (3.75)

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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, smoke, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice smoke characteristics in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -30.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -3%

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown/amber color to it. It has a nice frothy beige head that dies down moderately slow and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of rich roasted malts, smokey campfire, smoked meats, raisins, sweet caramel and pizza dough.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some rich malts, a definite smokiness, smoked meats, dark fruit, sweet caramel and some doughy bread.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Mule Bar. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown, reddish at the edges. Creamy off white head. Looks like a nitro head. Leaves little spots of lacing inside.

Smell - Smoked malts and some dark fruits. Not a real intense smoke. Some dark brown, caramelly malts.

Taste - Sweet and fruity. Smoke is present, but still not intense. Fruity. Sweet. Dark malts give a bit of chocolate. Lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but very sweet. Creamy. Low carbonation.

Overall - Too sugary for me to really enjoy. It had promise.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. The drinker is greeted with a moderately dark cloudy cola brown hue with an impressive beige head, along with an aroma of rich aromatic campfire smoke, dried dark fruit (raisins?), meat curing brine and associated spices (hard to describe this element, it is probably the product of an association in my mind and the smoky malt), and toffee. Inviting. On the palate the smoke is refined yet assertive, evokes maple bacon or some other sugar cured meat, combining with some sweet flavors to remind me a little of campfire marshmallow. I am getting all kinds of cool stuff here ... Raisins, walnuts and vanilla, perhaps a little celery seed, with the smoke building in intensity but never reaching acrid proportions. Body resembles that of a well-attenuated porter, mid-range and a little chewy, with moderate carbonation lifting up the smoke. Finishes quite sweet, with little bitterness or roast. Great silky smooth, cultured rauchbier that comes pretty close to my preferred smoke-sweet balance for the style.

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Photo of leaddog
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a deep chestnut brown with two fingers of foamy off-white head.

Smell - Campfire smoke, smoked meat spices, cocoa, raisin, roasted malt, light earthy hop.

Taste - Roasted malts along with campfire smokiness and smoked meat (with kielbasa-like spices). Hints of cocoa and raisin at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A rauchbier with good flavour elements, however I would have liked to taste more smokiness from the malts. The smoked meat spices was a unique twist, something I have never drank before.

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Punkrauch from Le Trou Du Diable
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