Saison Du Tracteur | Le Trou Du Diable

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bobsy on 06-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
269
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
51
For Trade:
1
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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thehyperduck
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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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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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Le Trou Du Diable "Saison Du Tracteur"
on tap @ Open Baladin, Roma, Italia on 29 November 2015
€5 / glass

Notes: Listed at 6.5% ABV. Slightly hazy gold body beneath a bright white head that displays very good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is wheaty, yeasty, fruity (apricot, apple), and a touch spicy with coriander and black pepper. The flavor follows with some added clove. Clean. Gently sweet malt tempered by a very firm bitterness and grassy hops. Medium-light in body and zesty. Quite drinkable.

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3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
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Saison Du Tracteur from Le Trou Du Diable
4 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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