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La Shawinigan Handshake - Le Trou Du Diable

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BA SCORE
85
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.1%

08-01-2013 22:49:22 | More by DannyBaldoni
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-26-2013 21:41:17 | More by bgibbard
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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boszormeny

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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-16-2012 01:22:33 | More by oldp0rt
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-24-2013 19:05:48 | More by tom10101
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 21:50:51 | More by GarthDanielson
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Quebec (Canada)

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:02:54 | More by spinrsx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:36:20 | More by tbeckett
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

600ml bottle poured into a Maudite Snifter.

A- Hazy golden yellow color. Nice sticky head of thick white foam. Good lace. floating particles/sediment.

S- Banana, clove, some peach notes, Belgian yeast, somewhat herbal, fairly malty with aromas of 12 grain bread.

T- Typical Weizen characteristics of Banana, clove, a touch of stone fruit ( Peaches and a hint of apricot ). Hops are present with the unmistakable citrusy resins of Chinook and add decent bitterness. Nice malt chew with flavors of fresh bread and whole wheat toast with a light spread of butter. The beer also has a somewhat herbal character mid palate and in the finish which is which is refreshing with some citrus tang and bitterness.

M- The body is on the lower levels of full bodied. Carbonation is on par for the style.

D- very drinkable Weizenbock.

Overall i was pleasantly surprised by this Weizenbock mainly because of the level of hops noticed yet still manages to maintain the style. Quite well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 01:17:26 | More by drinkininthewood
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and floral hops from the Chinook are dominant. Taste is also dominated by the hoppy notes form the Chinook with some citrus and floral notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. I thought this was an APA all along; the hops level overshadows the wheat notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 17:24:57 | More by Phyl21ca
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La Shawinigan Handshake from Le Trou Du Diable
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