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Saison Du Tracteur - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
88
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: bobsy on 06-08-2010

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color topped with a big, fluffy white head that sticks well. Fresh, clean, floral farmhouse aroma...creamy, dried bananas, flowers, pithy citrus, chardonnay, potporri, and hay. Yeasty flavor; spicy cracked pepper, herbs, bubblegum, and bready grain. Fluffy, well-carbonated mouthfeel. Maybe a little too pointedly yeasty, but a pretty nice Saison overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clouded tangerine gold with a large foamy white head. Big and frothy... Aroma is delightfully fragrant with flowers, hay, bread grains, grass, citrus, apple, white wine, and perhaps passionfruit. Dry and crispy aroma.... Taste is also dry, peppery, spicy, and very floral with banana, peach, and various wild yeasty flavors. Clean yet very farmhouse... Mouthfeel is unusually foamy and entertaining. Slick, smooth, and creamy... This beer is exactly the type of beer that should have a tractor on the label. Pretty good stuff that totally fits the wild saison style.

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4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gop
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden straw with lots and lots of fluffy white head that lingers and leaves lacing.

Nose has a lot of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, some white pepper, bread.

Taste follows nose closely. Clean, crisp. Finishes dry and slightly bitter.

Good beer. Light refreshing and subtle.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of endovelico
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Subtle and piquant character of hay, lemon peel, clove and dough.

Mouth: Finesse and authentic rusticity with a gorgeous pear / pineapple play at the front sustained by sweet notes of hay, banana, clove and dough. Spritzy and angular.

Bottom Line: Pretty rustic, elegant and complex. A very well done Saison with remarkable drinkability, definitely not for the inexperienced as it's aromatics could prove themselves elusive, to say the least.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.83/5  rDev -2%

Very estery aroma, with notes of banana, pear, must, and floral tones. Flavor finishes very dry, earthy, and fairly bitter. Up front, fruity and bubblegum esters add character to the somewhat sweet malt backbone. Alcohol warmth is noted. Not my favorite style, and a bit too earthy.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

As the strong connection between the French-speaking provinces of Canada link with the farmhouse character of Belgian and French low countries, a taste of the farm, fruit and aggravated spice start to congeal for a homogenous and balanced taste.

Hazy orange and heavily tanslucent, the beer scatters light and aromas with the most careful of pours. Its high effervescence is happy to give up its aromatic treasures with the pop of each and every bubble. What fills the nose is the fruitiness of banana, mango, lemon, orange, apricot and peach. Captivating the early palate with the sweet breadiness of angel food cake, the early impressions are varying and balanced.

But across the middle, the sweetness rises and then falls, as do those fruity, vinous and tangy tropical blends would suggest. But with their slow fade, the yeasty spice of clove, white pepper, mint and vanilla simmer on the palate before the hops arrive. That's when a grassy, leafy and herbal tone greets the palate with soft pungency, damp hay and grainy straw.

Those racy bubbles usher in a dry and fleeting finish, leaving a memory of fruit and sweetness in its wake. Peppery warmth slices through the malt and commands the finish in the way that only proper saison can. Where so much delicacy and finesse is at play, the stern hop bitterness show a lot of rustic roots when the beer's taste concludes.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, spice, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice 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 a nice mix of earth, spice, and yeast characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at Bier Market in Montreal.
Hazy, peach orange color with a frothy head. Foam lasts leaving trickle of lace.
Smells of saison yeast, bready grains, light fruit sweetness.
Yeast flavor kick, blend of sweet and biscuit malt, green apple, and some light spice.
Good body, not too heavy, well carbonated, dry finish.
Flavor filled, but not too funky or spicy.

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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
88 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.