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La Grivoise De Noel - Le Trou Du Diable

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La Grivoise De NoelLa Grivoise De Noel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eat on 12-20-2009)
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-25-2014 02:24:17 | More by tbeckett
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-31-2014 17:26:00 | More by Latarnik
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of candi sugars are present in the nose along with hints of Belgian yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some notes of earthy yeast and hints spices. The candi sugars lend bits of sweetness, but these are balanced off in the finish by the spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have as much complexity as some of the other beers in the style and doesn't have any aromas or flavors of dark fruits.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 02:16:14 | More by metter98
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-21-2014 00:35:02 | More by lgmol
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-12-2014 14:10:46 | More by trevorpost
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-09-2014 04:04:57 | More by Krakpoff
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-17-2014 13:19:26 | More by sneaks2210
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magnusdave

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-16-2014 00:07:01 | More by magnusdave
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-01-2014 16:53:22 | More by bigred89
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2013 13:03:50 | More by vermilcj
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-20-2013 16:31:23 | More by yancot
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-19-2013 07:17:55 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2013 09:29:08 | More by chippo33
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-20-2013 02:10:42 | More by TheRuss9585
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-23-2013 16:08:32 | More by 4ster
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Chrily

Norway

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-16-2013 12:49:58 | More by Chrily
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-17-2013 14:32:14 | More by Whatup14
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled October 2012. Thanks to Papat444 for the bottle!

Beer is brown with significant ruby-red hues. The pour results in a moderately-sized beige head. Head fades steadily, leaving a thin film.

Nose is very fruity, with a significant spice component. Plum, red grape, fig, with a bunch of nutmeg, clove, coriander. Candied sugar. Slightly medicinal. Certainly in the vein of a Belgian Christmas ale.

The flavours follow the nose faithfully, but are a bit thin. Plum, fig, nutmeg and clove, all quite sweet. Some Belgian yeast as well.

The body is the low point. Really quite thin, with a light to medium carbonation. The body detracts from the flavour- it feels like it should be much fuller.

Overall, pretty good, but I wish the body could step up to the plate.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 02:06:27 | More by jrenihan
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Florya

Norway

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-14-2013 21:47:47 | More by Florya
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olfolxholme

California

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a Westmalle chalice

A - brilliant, ruby-kissed golden orange. dazzling in the light. thin layer of effervescent foam dissipates mostly. a bit of head retention, no lacing.

S - nice yeasty, honey-ish, sweet candied sugar, malt, cherry candies and "dark fruit."

T - "Dark fruit" forward with a cherry candy coating. Some roasted malt. Lingering honey aftertaste.

M - perhaps slightly thinner than expected, but with a nice sugary coating. Nice dryness - almost astringent, but still pleasant.

O - A big "It" factor for this beer. Can see how it might not be everyone's favorite, but it really rang the bell for my tastebuds. If you're not afraid of a sweet sweet beer, this might just do it for you, too.

47

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 05:01:14 | More by olfolxholme
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer, this is a bit odd. A beer somewhere between a dubbel and a dark. The holiday spices move it away from the dubbel, but not necessarily toward the dark.

Nice brown beer, some ruby tints. Off white, creamy head. Little lacing.

The spices come through in the nose and flavor. While they aren't dominant as, say an Anchor OSA, but they are there. Red apple and some clove. A bit of coriander and maybe ginger? Nothing excitingly special about this beer, and that's its appeal. It would bombard you while you're trying to relax at home, reading a book or chatting with holiday guests. Subtly is its strength.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 10:44:19 | More by Mebuzzard
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fatmusic14

Colorado

2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

While the numbers might seem skewed, as this beer has lots of great qualities, the taste is really lacking. And to me, taste is clearly the most important element.

A - pours a beautifully dark amber, translucent. Not much head, no lacing

S - smells of spice and clove, remisnicent of Christmas and snowflakes

T - tastes like a watered down Christmas ale. Very little kick, lacking in general flavor. Doesn't live up to the smell.

M - mouthfeel decent, drinkable.

O - not my favorite. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 23:26:48 | More by fatmusic14
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-23-2013 01:05:32 | More by Luk13
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popery

California

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a reddish mahogany brown with mild haze. The head is small and beige and fades to a ring of bubbles after a minute or two. The initial aroma is a tad boozy, but once I took a sip and stuck my nose in closer for a better smell, the alcohol presence blends into the mix of sweet malt, Belgian Christmas-y spicing and earthy yeast. Nutmeg, peppercorns, cinnamon, cookie dough, honey, gooey caramel, wood, raisins, figs, dates, candied plums and overturned earth. It's warm and sweet. Kinda makes me think of eating fresh snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies next to a Christmas tree. It really just oozes Christmas in a Belgian-style ale way without getting cloying or overly spiced like many Christmas beers. More of the toasty, bready malt notes come out as the beer warms. The taste is similarly strongly holiday-ish - sweet, spiced and earthy/woody - without pushing any one note too hard. More honey flavor comes through than expected. It's a warm, rich beer. Lots of malt flavor. There's an unexpected hoppiness and a mild chalky note in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, though there is a bit of booze lurking around the edges. It's mostly just warming, though. I had no real expectations with this beer, and happily, it turned out to be one of the best holiday spiced ales that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 05:18:01 | More by popery
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-27-2012 14:03:33 | More by Ajlvt
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La Grivoise De Noel from Le Trou Du Diable
85 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.