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Saison Du Tracteur - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
87
very good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
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%

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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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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 26, 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
Photo of leaddog
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%

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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4.3/5  rDev +10%

J-M, Sep 04, 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%

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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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%

600ml bottle poured into tulip 19/6/13

A bright yellow liquid that's saturated with bubbles, with lots of sediment being moved around it looks like a snow globe, even a gentle pour leaves me with half a glass of loose soapy foam that leaves a few partial rings and a chink or two, looks great

S lemon and grapefruit peel, chewing gum, cereals, some spicy notes and farmhouse yeast works well with some grass, smells wonderful

T a little more rind and spicy notes but it doesn't quite have everything the nose had going for it, not quite as strong but still solid

M medium bodied with plenty of bubbles but stops short of foam, very refreshing with a long finish of spice, yeast and rind, slick on the gums

O looks awesome, smells great and not lacking anywhere else, so easy to drink and a I like the yeast profile, grains and citrus working together

I'll be putting a few of these back this summer, great value at 7$ for the bomber and this would be so refreshing on a hot day I just can't wait for this rain to go away

wordemupg, Jun 20, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%

I'm glad to get my hands on this bottle. Lots of hype regarding this beer... lets see if its that good!

The beer color is copper. A lots of bubbles, its quite effervescent. The cloudy looking head thrones on it and sticks to the glass quite well. The aroma is nice, no... its superb. I like it. Belgium yeast with some fresh fruits (tropical or passion fruits, which is probably the same) and some alcohol in there too. In the mouth, it is delicious. Fruity with a dry finish and a little bit bitter, just enough to be good. Medium body beer. Effervescent in the mouth.

Yep, for me it is as good as all the hype goes around this beer.

ZorPrime, Apr 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Bottle from ZorPrime, 500ml into a tulip. Thanks Eric! Bottled January 12, 2012.

Lightly hazy orange, with a very dense white head which becomes a bit soapier in quality as it subsides. Fantastic retention and lacing. Nose has light but complex spicing, sweet malt notes, citrus zest, peach and yeast. Tastes like a drier BSPA, more sweet malt, yeasty, herbal hopping at first but gets citrusy real quick. Drying, with the slightest tartness. Medium feel, lightly prickly carbonation. Sweeter than most saisons I've had recently, and again resembles more of a saison/BSPA hybrid I thought. Quite enjoyable.

liamt07, Jun 06, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Saison Du Tracteur has the brightness of a high-noon sun and, befittingly, the colour of golden wheat; though Quebecois, this beer would be right at home in the Canadian prairies. Or Belgium for that matter - its head is impressively dense while bottle-conditioning has lent a healthy haze.

You'd think by the smell of things that the Trou Du Diable brewery might double as a potpourri factory; wonderfully fragrant notes of pineapple, lemon and orange peel combine with savory hints of dried herbs de provence, lavender and other flower petals. For me this scent simulates spa-like relaxation, pure mental repose. I could spend a weekend in this glass.

Take a sip. What we have here is classic Saison: a flavourful melody of orchard fruits (pear, apricot, peach), citrus fruits (lemon specifically), candied fruits (mango slices), spices (cracked coriander, white pepper), dried herbs (herbs de provence, mint), and biscuity, bready malts. Did I miss anything? Probably - that's how much the best examples of this style have to offer.

Texture is a whole other game; the malt offers both very dry, scratchy graininess as well as soft, airy, lightly sweet fresh breadiness. Then there's the zesty spiciness and herbal savoriness and a healthy dose of acidity. In spite of all this dynamic character, this 6% recipe chooses to emphasize approachability over power; it's a fantastically easy, agreeable beer to drink.

Saison may be the original summertime quencher but many modern examples are too aggressively spicy and high in alcohol to really be considered easy quaffs. Saison Du Tracteur, however, is a pinnacle example of how layered yet laid-back this style can be. Quebec breweries can lay claim to some of the best and worst Belgian interpretations - this is for sure one of the former.

biegaman, Tuesday at 02:51 AM
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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.