Saison Du Tracteur | Le Trou Du Diable

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
troududiable.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bobsy on 06-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,489
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
282
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knowyourown
4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with an ample, lasting white head considering the style. Not too much complexity on the nose but I get hints of citrus and honeysuckle. Tastes fantastically complex with immediate lemon sourness transitioning into bitter lemon peel and finishing with a spicy honey aftertaste. Nice mouth feel that's highly carbonated and easily drinkable; almost like a soda. Overall this may be one of my favorite farmhouse ales. It's quite well-balanced whereas the style can often be too sour or too sweet. Good job Le Trou Du Diable!

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Photo of patre_tim
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with a hint of auburn, topped with a finger of white head.

Smells of peaches, coriander, and overall very fruity and light.

The taste follows the nose. Extremely fresh in the floral qualities, like a fresh cut bouquet of flowers. There’s a bit of black pepper in there too.

Light body with moderate to high, foamy carbonation.

Got this in Gatineau yesterday, and I’m drinking it in St Jean Port Joli, Quebec at a farmhouse where we’ll spend Christmas. Dec 22nd, 2017. Very finely done saison, would go well with so many dishes.

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Photo of ledjip
4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of khmel
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale to medium yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense fizzy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of mottled medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of earthy hops, cereal grain malts, wheat malts, and spicy saison yeast. Hints of citrus/orange peel aromas as well.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of wheat + cereal grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly spicy saison yeast. Light flavors of earthy + citrus/orange peel hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering saison yeast flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink rather classic saison where the yeast really shines - lighter mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy blonde with steady film. 4
Floral candle. 4
Carr’s, big tangerine peel, hints of wax and white pepper, and fruity end. 4.25
Wild linger.
Light+, soft, round. 4

Clean and classic - Dupont-esque - but a bit rustic. Big citrus hints at US hops…? More Quebec quality. 4

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Photo of Samact
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this. A mix of the citrus and wheat of done saison's as well as the earthy complexity that makes saison's so good.

Great very dry finish which I find many North American saison's miss.

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Photo of ericanadian
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcubz
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rukeli76
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thehyperduck
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

600 mL bottle from the LCBO; dated Jan 19 2017 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a hazy, effervescent golden-yellow colour, swarming with flecks of visible sediment, and capped off with more than two fingers of foamy white head. It retains cohesion for the better part of 10 minutes; a few swaths of lace are left behind as it slowly seeps downward, with a lumpy cap and generous collar remaining in place. Citrusy orange and lemon come through on the nose, alongside notes of nectarine, apples, tropical fruits and just the slightest hint of banana. Some slight acidity, with grassy hay, pepper, coriander, as well as bready wheat and spicy rye malts.

The taste is along the same lines - bready, wheaty malt sweetness serves as the backdrop, with citrusy orange peel and lemon coming through, as well as fruity esters of apple, pear, apricot and banana. Grassy hay and floral hop flavours become apparent on the back end, with increasing spiciness/yeastiness towards the finish - including coriander, pepper and rye malt. Finishes with more pepper, culminating in a dry aftertaste. Light-medium body, with middling carbonation levels that gently prickle the surface of the palate, while the overall texture is fairly smooth. High drinkability, but complex enough in terms of flavour profile that there's no reason to rush through - sip this one slowly instead, and enjoy it as it approaches room temperature.

Final Grade: 4.14, an A-. Saison du Tracteur is a beer that I have been interested in trying for years - I know it has been brought into the LCBO several times over the past half-decade, but this is the first time I've actually seen bottles being sold locally (or at all, for that matter). I'm happy to report that it did not disappoint in the slightest - this is a skilfully-brewed saison that falls somewhere halfway between the Old and New World variants of the style. The acidity/funkiness is kept to a low, background hum, but the combination of quality specialty malts, fruity esters, grassy hops and lively yeast spiciness proves to be a winning one. Well worth picking up at its more-than-fair (less than $6.00) price point.

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

Photo of JOhn_Molson
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samallison
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 600 mL Bottle

L- Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow, topped by a 2 finger white fluffy head. Incredible retention. Thick lacing,

S- Lots of wheat with a classic sweet Belgian Yeast presence: crisp apple, apricot. Notable presence of coriander in the aroma as well.

T- Typical Saison taste: Apple, apricot, wheat, coriander, and a nice bitterness on the finish.

F- Body is on the lighter side of medium. Steady moderate carbonation.

O- One of the better Saison's I've had in awhile. Nothing I would change about this brew, it's simply great.

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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 282 ratings