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La Shawinigan Handshake - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
86
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 102
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: firkinhophead on 11-01-2010)
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3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, peach-gold coloring with a frothy, uneven, off-white filmy surface coating of head. Aromas of banana bread, cloves, subtle bubble gum sweetness, and sappy spruce tassels. Flavors are bready on the forward tongue, with heavy clove spicing and spruce. Banana and orange fruit sweetness blend together, but get outweighed by the initial flavorings. The carbonation in the beer and the light body results in an almost astringent, sharp feeling on the forward tongue when you drink. There is also an acidic characteristic on the initial taste that slowly calms as the beer passes through the mouth. Seems lighter in mouth than what I would expect for the aromas and the flavors. The aftertaste is woody and roasted, with a hint of spicing that lingers on past the quick, effervescent finish. The end of the beer is almost astringent again as it clears the palate. Decent flavors throughout, but the body makes it a tough one to drink for me.

GarthDanielson, Jun 29, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle received in trade with iguenard, thanks!

Appearance – Slightly hazy gold/amber colour with an average size fizzy/foamy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fairly decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus, yeast/spice, metallic

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemon and a yeasty spiciness. There is also a fair bit of metallic and astringent flavour. As it warmed I could taste a bit of banana. It ends with a grainy and slightly spicy aftertaste.

Overall – I was expecting more from this on based on other reviews. There's just a bit too much of a rusty/acidic/metallic flavour and scent in it for me.

spinrsx, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best Canadian beer label ever.

A - Dark golden pour. Three finger tight white head. Cloudy body with a few yeasty bits and strong carbonation. A full finger of retention remains with a great sheet of lace.

S - Yeasty. Bready malt. Some orange and mild sweet spice. Lemon.

T - Fair bit of spice. A little rough nutmeggyness. Some banana, clove as well. Rough spicing mellows out later to bring forward more peach, banana, and yeast.

M - Good carbonation, creamy medium body, dry finish.

O/D - Not too excited about this one. Spice was a bit much, and while it redeemed itself a bit later on, but I couldn't really get into this too much. Very simple stuff in my glass. Solidly crafted, but I expected lot's more. Wouldn't grab another.

tbeckett, Jun 27, 2013
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La Shawinigan Handshake from Le Trou Du Diable
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.