Le Herisson
Le Trou Du Diable

Le HerissonLe Herisson
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 5.31%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
From:
Le Trou Du Diable
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
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Le HerissonLe Herisson
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent wild with some sourness. A gateway sour? Aged a bit, so this bottle less palate erasing. OK drinkability. Second rate sour in any case. Brian's bottle.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and light cherry flavours and vinous notes that are also perceptible. Taste is a nice mix of tart notes with some cherry and oak flavours with a vinous finish. Acidity is well balanced. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as complex as I was expecting but well balanced with some goods drinkability.

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Photo of SABERG
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml into goblet at Hen of the Wood in Burlington VT, paired with fresh shucked oysters.
A - Lightly clouded, deep straw and wonderful carbonation.
S - Barrel comes through, straw, orange and grainy, some sharpness in the nose.
T - Wheat, light oak, white wine and green grape. Sharp and a touch of salinity.
F - Wonderful, light, carbonation is delightful.
O - A treat and a fine match to our food.
Worth seeking out.
Cheers

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Photo of jrenihan
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is nice, giving off light stone fruits, Brett and some oak. All well blended into a uniform scent. Like the nose, the taste is actually rather understated. Sour with oak flavours and the same apricot-like flavours, with a vinous finish. Slightly astringent. The red wine barrel does not come through strongly, just a bit at the end. Easy drinking and subtle for the genre.

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Photo of Caudalie
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours a deep old gold with white head.

Nose is quite reminiscent of a gueuze, with some citrus, funk, cooked apples, sesame seeds. Really nice.

Taste is evocative of stone fruits, apple, apricot, with some brett characters and a nice acidity. The overall balance is really nice with a crisp, fresh finish that is somewhat similar to many Hill Farmstead tart farmhouse ales, without the stronger lemony feel.

Maybe one of the best "brassin sp├ęcial" releases from TDD, since it's highly drinkable and refreshing while also being complex, as many others are delicious but a bit heavier/sweeter. Quite impressive, with the nose evocative of a lambic, and the mouth of a tart HF saison.

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Le Herisson from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 20 ratings