La Weizgripp Doppelweizenbock | Le Trou Du Diable

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Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Goldorak on 02-21-2007

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by Luk13:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Photo of Goldorak
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark, almost porter-like brown, with a steardy but thin greyish brown head.

Smell: The weizen yeast gives off plenty of esters and the dark, roasted malts supply a nice bittersweet mix. Like bananas dipped in melted chocolate.

Taste: Low carbonation and little to no hop presence gave it almost no bitterness at all, I was expecting it to have a more robust roasted taste but it's the yeast that is firmly in control here, with green, unripe banana flavors. Warm alcoholic bite became more present as the Beer warmed up. I really enjoyed this one!

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Photo of VirusQc
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC

A: The beer is hazy dark amber in color with a two finger sized head. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There is a light to moderate aroma of roasted malts with bananas and chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste is rather complex and relatively sweet--it's dominated by flavors of bananas and chocolate along with some notes of cloves.
M: The beer feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate. It's very rich and the carbonation lends smoothness. There is also some warming from the alcohol.
D: The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very drinkable, although this needs to be sipped in order to savor the complex flavors.

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Photo of John_M
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a somewhat hazy, amber brown color with very good head retention and lot's of sticky lacing. The nose is fairly light, with light sweet clove, brown sugar, and sort of a wheatiness. The beer tastes much better then it smells, with a considerable amount of brown sugar, clove, chocolate and light banana. It's really pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is fairly full, but is not at all heavy or tiring on the palate. Drinkability is good, with the alcohol barely noticeable.

A very nice, well crafted weizenbock from Le Trou.

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Photo of Krakpoff
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap April 2010 @ ChurchKey, Washington DC
A dark, amber-brown color shows a lightly hazy plum color when held up to the light. The head is thin, wispy and has a tan color to it. Softly tart smelling and there is a light clove note as well as aromas of tart plum, floral plum, something that is potpourri like, a hint of orange somehow as well as some toasted, biscuit-like malt character that becomes noticeable after a bit. Somehow this smells a bit soap like (a potpourri flavored soap).

The beer tastes sweet with ample clove flavors and has a nice tart finish. It is quite fruity tasting with lots of plum like notes as well as some caramelized apple flavors. The finish is quite spicy tasting , both from carbonic acid as well as the fermentation character and higher alcohol notes. Hmm, there is a lot of spiciness to this beer really, again I am drawn to that potpourri comparison, but there is also some floral notes, a light herbal component as well as some touches of lavender and pepper. As the beer warms up the malt character becomes more noticeable; flavors of whole grain, toasted though not burnt bread, brown sugar and biscuit notes.

This is an interesting beer, it is quite complex and even a bit confusing for a traditional Weizenbock as there is lots of spiciness in this beer, but in the end it is quite tasty.

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La Weizgripp Doppelweizenbock from Le Trou Du Diable
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