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Saison Du Tracteur - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
87
very good

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 06-08-2010)
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Freddy216b, Jun 17, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best beer at Mondial de la Biere, and a gold medal winner too.

Poured a hazy yellow with a large fluffy white head that had more lace than a bride on her wedding night. Big, big, big tree fruit aromas... apple, pear and nectarine, with zest orange, peppery yeast and hay. Tastes like sunshine in a glass. Lots of fruity esters with pineapple, grapefruit, orange, mango and pear. In fact, its almost all fruit, but its a wonderful symphony of flavour, and is still supported capably by a peppery spice and slight wheat tanginess. Medium, dry, crisp mouthfeel is perfect.

Hats off! Trou de Diable would be wise to add this to their regular rotation.

bobsy, Jun 08, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

bobWFMU, Aug 31, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

adamholl, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This wonderful S2.75 for a 375ml bottle goes a long way in the IPA department

A- WOW this one is wonderful and golden good

S- Same as above super good try this beer

T- Man o man super good and worth the extra money

M- Very excellente!!!

O- Buy it and try it

Food Pairing

This nice little IPA goes well with... Oyster and Shrimp Gumbo!!

Enjoy

DaveBar, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ritzkiss, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

PeterSimmons, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Thefrap, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Jayship, Nov 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Molson2000, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

tegelaar, Tuesday at 12:56 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a slightly cloudy nectar gold with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Traditional Belgian yeast, clove, spice, honey, bready malts, citrus.

Taste - Very similar to the aromas... yeast, spice, clove, malts, honey and citrus. Maybe a touch of passion fruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Effervescence leaves a nice tingle on the roof of the mouth. Dry finish.

Overall - A nice Saison with traditional flavours and aromas. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

leaddog, Aug 31, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +11.5%

The_Town_Drunk, Sep 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10%

J-M, Sep 04, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

PEIhop, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

joemcgrath27, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

LarryAppleton, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

The beer comes in a hazy orange color.

On the flavor, the beer hits of sweet ripe fruit, peaches, oranges. This is along with a medium amount of spice and pepper. A sweetness complements the beer without being cloying in any sense.

A substantial, yet refreshing saison.

dar482, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Exeter, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

IanSpindler, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

peerlesspenguin, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Coronaeus, Jul 30, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a light foamy head with good retention and traces of lacing. Aroma of spices with peppery yeast and light fruity ester is quite enjoyable. Taste is a mix between some rustic notes with floral hops notes and a peppery yeast with some fruity ester. Body is about right for style with a great drinkability factor and good carbonation. Very well made and something I wouldn't mind having more often.

Phyl21ca, Jun 24, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +7.9%

Straight pour from a pry-off 1pt 4.3oz/20.3oz bottle, into a teku. There’s some packaging information printed in black ink near the bottom-right corner of the label (“210414”), which I’d take to mean it was bottled on April 14, 2014. If that’s the case, this beer is currently just over four months old.

Appearance (3.75): The pour immediately boasts four fingers or more of bone white head, lightly crackly and spacious, capping a glowing, lightly cloudy, orange-colored body. Retention is average-ish, dying down at a moderate pace and leaving sparse lacing, along with a thin film around the edge and suds on the surface. The retention is a little lacking, but the head and body are really outstanding.

Smell (4.25): Right off the bat the beer’s full of damp hay, cracked grains, a little silage, fruity esters with a little passion fruit, pineapple juice, light orange, a little honey, and sweet apple cider; a spicy component layered with coriander, bits of white and black pepper, and maybe grains of paradise. Pale, biscuity malt and country bread make up a modest base. Smells great, and moderately complex, for a classic take on the style.

Taste (4.25): Quite a bit more dry and bitter than suggested by the nose, this beer tastes great. Coriander, light-to-moderate black pepper, and a sharp grapefruit skin bitterness quickly come out in front, giving way to a tart pink grapefruit flavor. The spice, fruit, and bitterness are underpinned by light citrus and estery notes (a little pineapple, some pear and apple), along with dry malt flavors (floury biscuits, crusty white country bread), and some dry straw/light musty notes. The finish boasts moderately strong, grassy, pithy, and herbal bitterness with a resinous undertone that unfolds and hangs on surprisingly long. This is an excellent, dry, tight rendition of the style in a classic, non-funky take on the style.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Right from the pour you can tell it’ll have a big, active carbonation, and it does: coarse, lightly prickly bubbles fill up the space quickly, giving way to a dry, light-side of medium-weight body. Drinks like a champ, honestly. It’s got body without the heft, and character without much challenge. I’d drink it faster if I didn’t want to savor it.

Overall (4.25): I reaaaaaally enjoyed this beer. It’s a bit like a little lighter, more bitter Hennepin in a lot of ways. I can’t say that it’s New World or Old World all the way, but it drinks like a champ, strays from the “classic” examples of the style, but still doesn’t indulge in the wild habits of new school saisons. New World-type classic? Sure, let’s go with that. Either way, just go out and buy it. It’ll make you happy.

fmccormi, Aug 17, 2014
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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.