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Punkrauch - Le Trou Du Diable

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83
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 11-10-2013)
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2.56/5  rDev -29.9%

Triat00, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -17.8%

mattsander, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Syl78
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Syl78, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Raziel313, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Kmat10, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ludachris
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Two fingers of meringue-like light tan head float on top of its deep and rich red amber body. It has clarity but it's hard to tell if it isn't held up to a light. As the head gradually diminishes, faint strings of lace stick lazily to the sides of the glass.

Its smoked quality is tame, with its rich, meaty notes matching the weight of its sweeter side that's composed of raisins and caramel. It's more woody than smoky. A faint grassy hop character lurks in background.

Cherry wood with a delicate meaty sweetness fill out the center with a lick of smokiness on the tail end. There's a bed made up of raisins, soft chocolate and a drop of caramel that latches on to the tongue until the finish. Hints of grassiness throughout impart a subtle bitterness, adding to the balanced quality of this beer.

Light to medium bodied with a rounded center and watery edges. Very quaffable for a 6% Rauchbier. The finish is a bit dry with a pinch of bitterness.

Overall, I found this to be a decent rauchbier. I've had much better from this brewery. I liked the pull between the woody/meaty quality and it's sweeter, sticky side. For the style, I love when the Bamberg smoked malts are highlighted to the fullest degree, where the smoky, meaty, woody quality is pungent, rich, and in your face. I found this to be the watered down version of that, where drinkability supersedes flavour.

ludachris, May 04, 2014
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

chickenm, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

oline73, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

byronic, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Krakpoff, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JAHMUR, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

groleau, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of SebD
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

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

SebD, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 10, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

Canada_Dan, Friday at 08:57 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

intoxabroad, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sammy, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BigBry, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TRiGS, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jrenihan, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

polloenfuego, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

yancot, Sep 30, 2014
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Punkrauch from Le Trou Du Diable
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.