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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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Sammy, Nov 29, 2013
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
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light brown color beer with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of medium smoked malt notes with some caramelized malt. Taste is a superb balanced between smoked malt with some dry caramelized sugar and just the right amount of residual sugars. Body is about full with nice creamy touch and good carbonation. Love the balance in this one with the just about the right amount of complexity.

Phyl21ca, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

JAHMUR, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, with a weird suctioned plastic insert cap. A collaboration between John Wright of venerable west coast punk band Nomeansno as well as their somewhat alter ego, the Hanson Brothers, and TDD. I'd vote for this to be up there in the 'Best Beer Name Puns' category.

This beer pours a murky, dark red brick amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, fizzy, and ultimately dense creamy off-white head, which leaves some chunky circumpolar lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of smoked and salted ham, toasted bready pale malt, mildly perceptible wooden barrel notes, a hint of spicy booze, and very faint earthy, singed leafy hops. The taste is still replete with a smoked porcine meatiness, but now has a stronger, more even keeled bourbon-tinted pale maltiness with which to contend, as the barrel bolsters things with its inherent caramel, vanilla, and edgy alcohol, and some herbal, weedy hops dust off the ashes, and emerge, well, not exactly quite like 'that' guy.

The carbonation is generally soft, and rather pleasantly frothy, the body a sturdy medium weight, and surprisingly smooth, the swirling ashes somehow not having much effect. It finishes off-dry, the smoke, meat, booze and now caramelized malt all lingering on, reverberating like a cool bass line, and playing tightly, like they've been doing it for decades.

Mon dieu, these rock-band-themed offerings just seem to be getting better and better (remember, though, the AC/DC Eurolager we started with), and this is the cutting edge at the current moment. A stellar Franconian lager, all meat and smokey tears up front, and a more balanced, crazily drinkable affair thereafter, which if it wasn't, who'd want anything to do with that (looking at you, Fantome)? Anyways, highly recommended, even if smoke isn't your thing when it comes to beer. And though I must confess that I'm only passingly familiar with the guest brewer here via the 'Hockey Song', I appreciate the CanCon all the same.

biboergosum, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

oline73, Sep 04, 2014
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
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into tulip 26/11/13

A slight haze in brown liquid, large 3 finger head has decent retention and leaves a collar of lace followed by some random patches

S lots of campfire ash, burnt bacon, smoked meat, faint bourbon, lots of charred wood, chewing tobacco, burnt brown sugar, just a hint of booze, and some sugar coated raisin

T smoked apples added to the mix, meaty, a little leafy, not quite what the nose had going on but still great, the tobaccos burnt and I get just the faintest hint of coco

M a little thin, the bubbles give it some life, a little grit on the gums, smokey finish

O solid smoked brew, the barrels subtle but works, lots of meaty smoke and that suits me fine

I had this the other day at a tasting and it smelled like shit, well a fart actually, was the worst brew of the evening. It's possible the bottle we shared was a little off, wouldn't be the first time I had a bad bottle from LTDD. This time around I'd say it was a solid beer that I'd drink again but I'd be hesitant knowing there's a variance bottle to bottle and its not cheap.

wordemupg, Nov 27, 2013
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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%

jrenihan, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

DaPan, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

peensteen, 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%

schnarr84, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Kmat10, Nov 24, 2013
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 chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

chickenm, May 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Raziel313, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

yancot, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

CalgaryFMC, May 24, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

leaddog, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Mack, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

IanSpindler, Nov 24, 2013
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Punkrauch from Le Trou Du Diable
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.