Blanche De Shawi | Le Trou Du Diable

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Blanche De ShawiBlanche De Shawi

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sammy on 06-02-2007

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Lilwiza
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Vold
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cknoch
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfreeze
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pierreluc
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of J-M
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost translucent beer! With nice carbonation and a 2-inches head that disappear quickly but with nice lacing. Smells of wheat and yeast mainly, smells really good but I can't tell what it smells like other than a witbier! Nice smooth taste, nice hoppy taste for a witbier. It's not the best I ever drank but it's a pretty solid one!

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Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled June 18, 2013

Beer is cloudy blonde, with a small to medium white head. Head fades fairly quickly, leaving just a rim.

Smell contains coriander and orange pretty strongly. I seem to get a bit of nutmeg as well. Wheat, lemon.

Coriander is the more prominent flavour. Also some orange, lemon and nutmeg. Crisp wheat. Nice and flavourful, seems quite traditional to me. Good.

Medium bodied, very strongly carbonated. Refreshing, but the bubbles are too intense.

Overall, quite good. I do rather like wits, but I still can't understand the low ratings for this beer. It is not amazing, but is certainly good.

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Photo of eberesford
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A classic and well executed Wit. Pours very pale slightly misty golden yellow. Aromas: yeast, some sulpher, light fruity sweetness. Flavour: Banana, Clove, Citrus, pepper. Fullish mouth for a Wit.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600ml bottle. A whole lot of Garden of Eden imagery on the label. Is 'Shawi' the local dialect's diminutive for the city of Shawinigan? And I know they're Francophone, but fucking up the 'palate/pallet/palette' thing still seems sort of egregious on this label.

This beer pours a cloudy, yet still rather bright medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of puffy, chunky off-white head, which leaves a few specks of sudsy islet lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of crisp, edgily grainy wheat malt, semi-sweet coriander, subtle orange rind, yeast, and sturdy earthy hops. The taste is more sort of sweet, indistinct orchard fruit, with some unexpected red grape tossed in for good measure, a hint of Belgian-style yeast, a touch of wispy black pepper, a leavened grainy wheatiness, and understated earthy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is pretty sedate, yet not quite dead, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness still rather prominent, while the grain lingers on unloved, and the yeast and spice lazily peter out.

A tasty, zesty version of the style, most elements pumped up to a certain degree, but thankfully not the booze. Man indeed does not live on bread alone, so give it a go should you get the chance, this fruit ain't all that forbidden.

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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TDotScott
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Good acidity for style, but not quite effervescent enough. Good haze, lots of orange notes. Good for the price tag

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Photo of souvenirs
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle purchased at Liberty Wine Merchants, Commercial Drive.

A: paler than apple juice, hazy.
S: A bit sweet, yeast and wheat.
T: Lemon and pepper.
F: Very crisp.

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Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy pale straw/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready yeast, oranges, coriander and wheat malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some bready yeast, coriander, citrus/lemon zest and some wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Westvleteren12
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jpworld
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of peensteen
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale hazy yellow, ring of white head, some lace left here as well. Smell is wheaty, spice and banana, bubble gum, yeasty, clean crip malts. Taste is earthy, spice and yeast, fruity, banana with a medium bitterness, fruity finish as well. Medium-high carbonation, medium bodied. Nice stuff here, not exactly a witbier, more in line with a hefe but still nice.

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Blanche De Shawi from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 50 ratings