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Saison Du Tracteur - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Freddy216b

New Brunswick (Canada)

5/5  rDev +28.2%

06-17-2014 03:21:58 | More by Freddy216b
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2010 18:55:23 | More by bobsy
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 23:19:10 | More by DaveBar
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-22-2013 21:22:17 | More by ritzkiss
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PeterSimmons

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-28-2014 21:05:13 | More by PeterSimmons
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Thefrap

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-30-2014 01:27:42 | More by Thefrap
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Jayship

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-22-2012 16:53:07 | More by Jayship
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-14-2014 23:22:51 | More by Molson2000
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 03:16:39 | More by leaddog
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-28-2014 14:51:00 | More by joemcgrath27
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2013 06:12:19 | More by LarryAppleton
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-12-2014 00:11:36 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-18-2013 04:39:19 | More by Exeter
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-06-2013 01:26:34 | More by IanSpindler
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2010 14:34:00 | More by Phyl21ca
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 05:26:55 | More by wordemupg
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 15:52:26 | More by ZorPrime
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 16:33:13 | More by liamt07
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A massive, billowing fluffy white head forms after a steady pour. It rests on top of a beautiful cloudy apricot orange body that looks like it's giving off warmth when held up to the light. As the head slowly collapses on itself it leaves dashes and dots of lace along the sides of the glass where they stick firmly.

The nose is incredibly fruity right off the bat. Pineapple, pear, and some dried mango. These characters stem out of a rich doughy center. It's hay-like and has an almost dusty quality to it. It makes me think this will have a fluffy feel. Mulled apples with the slightest tartness come forward as the beer warms.

Just like the nose, the taste opens up with a burst of ripe fruit. Pineapple and peach with some citrus peel and mango. The fruity character doesn't steal the show and go it alone. Instead, it's surrounded by a spiciness coming from the rye malt and yeast and a dry, doughy quality that stems from the rest of the grist bill. The more sips I take, the more I notice the influence of the rye malt with all of the spiciness it imparts. It blends well with both the fruity and doughy qualities of this beer.

This Saison packs some weight and sits comfortably at medium bodied. The use of rye and wheat and decision to forego filtration helps to explain this. The level of carbonation caught me off guard at first. It's sharp and tingly and is accented by the dryness at the back of the palate. The dryness is sticky and leaves a raw and almost astringent flavor in the finish. It's not off putting but it could be toned down a notch.

Overall, a deliciously unique and complex Saison. They've achieved balance between the fruity components of the hops and yeast and the bready, doughy, and spicy qualities coming from the grist bill. The use of rye malt made this Saison unique for me while complimenting the rest of the flavor profile. The dryness, which seems to largely come from the rye, becomes more pronounced as it warms and a proved to be a tad intrusive. That's a minor complaint and not something that would stop me from buying this again... and again.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:38:01 | More by ludachris
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Special thanks to hoppypocket for sending this beer out west.

A: Golden and sunny hazy brew topped with a bouncy white head that's lacy and clings to the glass. I might be a romantic, but it looks like summer sunshine.

S: Sweet pale males and a barnyard funk mixes pleasurably. Fresh bright lemon peel and yeasts offer a simple and clean scent.

T: Sweetness of fresh wheat kernels upfront, chased quickly with yeasts and grains. Bitter on the swallow that lingers and rests on the tongue. Like the smell, fresh and clean offer simple a delightfully simple taste.

M: Medium carbonation that highlight the overall dry finish. Easy to drink and refreshing start to finish.

O: Represents the saison style very well and offer a pleasant barnyard funk. I personally really like this saison and would drink it often given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 03:06:38 | More by FondueVoodoo
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Bright, cloudy, orange color with 1-finger creamy head disappearing to leave a ring sticking well on the glass.

S - Malt is definitely present but esters dominate. It is very fruity overall! I pick out some apple and passion fruit. Besides, the yeast is also noticeable with a spicy character (clove).

T - Rich and complex. Nice spices brought the yeast. Finishing with a good bitterness.

M - Good carbonation, slightly crispy on the palate. Nice powderish feeling throughout the tasting experience with a dry finish.

O - Definitely rustic and to style. This saison has an excellent drinkability and is a really good choice for a hot summer day!

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 01:19:09 | More by duracell
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Patrolling Beer Revolution continues to dredge up great finds lately, including this saison bolstered with rye on the grist bill. Presented in a pint glass, a classic brownish amber color with a dappling of white bubbles. Aroma immediately fruity, nutty, earthy, and spicy, reminded me of lemon meringue pie but with considerable earthy spice and some horse blanket funk just to remind you that this is a rustic Belgian-style brew and not for the faint of heart. For some reason my nose often registers "earthy unsweetened peanut butter" when sniffing a good saison. I believe this is earthiness from the yeast. Nice. Taste was if anything even more heartwarming, with considerable fruity and spicy complexity. The grist bill provides some bread crust, cereal, and caramel while yeast-derived esters (and maybe the rye as well) presumably deliver the spicy goods , which on my palate register as white pepper and turmeric, not sweet spices. Finally there is a nice fruit bowl effect going on, some lemon, cidery apples and pears, and some tropical notes like passion fruit, maybe mango. There's even a weedy green character lurking in there as the hops arrive on the scene in the finish. Dryish like a classic saison but all the fruit flavors do temper this impression somewhat ... A deep earthy pungency co-exists alongside a bright sweetness without an awkward juxtaposition of clashing flavors. Layered complexity without worrying too much about integration, some might view this as a fault but to my mind this is the sort of Belgian-inspired creativity that ought to be celebrated.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2014 17:56:14 | More by CalgaryFMC
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottled in june 2013, had march 2014. Poured clear and golden from bottle (served at BeerBistro) had a good lacing and retention, smell has florals, hay, lemon, and a good farmy/barnyardy feel. On the palate it had a filling full effervescence, nice amount of carbonation and a great sessionability. Quite a typical saison, with a strong yeasty contribution, musty and floral fruity notes, with a lot of citrus, coming together, quite enjoyable all round and a strong representation of the style. Nothing too off-the-wall, with a pleasing dry finish. Quite a tasty and enjoyable saison. Complexity is pretty good and the balance is pretty on the mark. Worth trying if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 22:58:35 | More by mick303
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-24-2013 03:27:14 | More by chickenm
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juliendesrochers

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-18-2011 02:12:18 | More by juliendesrochers
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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.