Saison Du Tracteur - Le Trou Du Diable
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3.38/5 rDev -13.3%
On tap at Volo. Barnyard aroma. Middle bodied but then lacey and smooth decent saison. Ok taste for a saison. Lacey. The taste does not make up for the off-putting aroma. Yes, some pepper and lemon sourness offset by malt, candi.Appropriate carbonation.Herbal,
01-04-2011 05:13:07 | More by Sammy
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
06-24-2010 14:34:00 | More by Phyl21ca
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
600ml bottle. The label seems a fair bit more straight ahead than the typical offering from this brewery. Still not altogether sure about this particular size of offering.
This beer pours a hazy, medium-dark golden yellow hue, with a teeming tower of rising puffy, densely foamy off-white head, which leaves some chunky, thickly adhesive lace around the glass as thing sink southwards.
It smells of edgy, earthy yeast, grainy pale malt, indistinct, yet complex citrus peel, some weirdly rying chewing gum essence, and spicy, leafy, grassy hops. The taste is more astringent, leafy, bitter earthy hops, somehow up front this time, with a sturdy pale grainy maltiness, a hint of barnyard yeastiness, some stale lemon fruitiness, and zingy white and black pepper.
The carbonation is obviously quite tight, frizzy, and generally agreeably over time, the body medium-light in weight, and sort of smooth, the yeast and hops taking a chunk out of that, y'hear? It finishes barely off-dry, the graininess of the malt, the yeast, and the sassy hops doing their utmost to keep it that way.
A decent enough saison, the associated astringency having its time in the sun, insomuch as it obfuscates the fruity and malty goodness herein. Worthy of introspection, this one is, in order to find out for yo'selves. Anyway, it's nice to see the intransigence in the beer, instead of the presentation.
06-29-2013 04:47:15 | More by biboergosum
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
06-06-2012 16:33:13 | More by liamt07
4.21/5 rDev +7.9%
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
06-20-2013 05:26:55 | More by wordemupg
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
Bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro. From notes.
A - Poured light golden with a two finger fluffy white head and strong carbonation. Bright at first pour but tons of yeast chunks made it cloudy when the bottom of the bottle was added. Good lace and a half finger of retention.
S - Sweet spice, sweet grain, lemon.
T - Banana, sweet grain, some sweet spice, lemon, passionfruit, orange, nice sweet fruits.
M - Strong carbonation, medium creamy body, dry finish.
O/D - Not a bad saison. Nailed all the proper elements well, but didn't take it up the notch it could have. Drinkable and refreshing. Well done.
09-08-2013 15:00:03 | More by tbeckett
4.83/5 rDev +23.8%
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.
06-08-2010 18:55:23 | More by bobsy
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
Had a glass of this at the Trou Du Diable event at Wvrst in Toronto.
Beer has an incredibly pale straw colour, faint yellow. Some white head. No lacing.
Smell is fruity, rather tropical. Peach and mango stick out. Honey and floral notes as well.
Mildly funky flavour,. Light fruit, a bit peppery. Dry. Not a terribly strong taste, although perhaps it was not clever to drink the Dulcis Succubus first.
Light bodied, low carbonation. Fairly thin but nice.
Overall, a decent saison. Enjoyable but not a standout for the brewery or the style.
06-02-2012 20:49:02 | More by jrenihan
3.61/5 rDev -7.4%
Orange blonde colour, ring of white head lots of lace. Smell is of fruity yeast, clean grainy malt bill with a lingering light hop presence, some green apple and plastic from the yeast that I get in some saisons, the mix of fruit yeast and plastic here is reminiscent of Dupont. Taste is fruity and dry, lingering grassy hop bitterness, less of the plastic from the nose but still there in the aftertaste between sips, not a whole lot going on here otherwise. Dry medium body, light-medium carbonation. Not a favourite of mine, the last third of the 12oz draft pour was a bit of a chore to get through not because of any off flavours but because this is a bit uninteresting.
03-07-2014 20:53:04 | More by peensteen
3.41/5 rDev -12.6%
Poured from the tap a clear gold color with two fingers of bright white head.
The aroma very sweet with candy sugar and a hint of spice and Belgian yeast.
The taste was incredibly sweet. Too much so. The light spice and yeast notes were present as well.
Medium bodied and dry with a moderate carbonation.
The super sweetness of this Saison overpowered everything else. I actually couldn't finish it.
03-15-2014 19:37:19 | More by Monkeyknife
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
Thanks to hoppypocket for this one.
Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottled Jan. 2012.
Appearance: Looks literally like liquid honey. Thick, fluffy and very white head. Fills good portion of the glass and eases back.
Smell: Grassy, lemon zest,some yeast and thick fruit syrup.
Taste: Honey, pepper, lemon rind, peaches, yeast and authentic fruit syrup.
Mouthfeel: Feels very plush, maybe a bit slick but otherwise very comfortable. Mild bitterness.
Overall: This is very nice to drink and well made but somehow it didn't move me as much as i thought it would.
04-02-2012 11:53:16 | More by papat444
Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
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