Dulcis Succubus | Le Trou Du Diable

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Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Up to twelve months of aging in California white oak barrels gives this beer a complex nose with honey-like flower , vanilla , apricot and leather by adding wild yeast. Full mouthfeel from ample and generous amount of American hops.

Added by ritzkiss on 02-20-2011

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly veiled golden color with stormy activity. Frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with very strong legs. Smells like grapefruits turning into piss. Taste of flowers, citrus, grapefruits, apricot, yeast, roasted malt. Lots of sourness with low sweetness. Slick smooth medium to full body with champagne like carbonation. Medium strength finish that lingers for a while with feels of fruity citrus and a flowery yeasty bouquet. Overall an okay Saison. Unpleasant smell, decent flavors, good finish. Refreshing, yet overly yeasty and bitter. Feels a little off. Sure it feels unique, but I don't get the hype; way better choices out there, like the delicious Saison du Tracteur.

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3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flipper2gv
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly less cloudy than expected, but still the light yellow color, with pure white head. Head is much less frothy than expected too, it seems like they used american yeast for this one. Retention is also not as long as what you'd get with traditional Belgian yeast, but lacing is decent. All in all, a good looking beer.

S: Smell is quite light, but all of the good elements seem there. There is a very good amount of barnyard funk in this, with a solid underlying tartness. There seems to be a solid malt base for the style, but the type of sweetness that it brings seems to blend well with the other smells. Green apples, horse blanket, lemon rind, candi sugar and light sour cherries. Very solid.

T: Well, this is where it falls through. There is much stronger hops presence than what I anticipated. You get quite a solid amount of herbal hops in this that seems to not fit with the traditional lambic that what the smell gave away.Still, you get the rest, the barnyard funk, the pepper, the vanilla (from the barrel), the candi sugar, the green apples, the cherries. A weird kind of mix that isn't bad, but doesn't fit that much together either.

M: Like I said, this is definitely not Belgian yeast. Very very american mouthfeel, creamy, smooth, medium weight and all you expect from this type of yeast. Doesn't fit the style too well, but it isn't a bad mouthfeel either. I'm conflicted here.

O: Although this isn't a bad beer, it isn't worth the 15$ asking price (minimum). It still is a solid sour brew from Quebec, where we don't get much of these. It's OK.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, opaque, golden yellow coloring with a fluffy, white head. Aromas of farmhouse spice, subtle sour notes, dill, and a bready backbone. Flavors are grainy and herbal forward, followed by a solid blend of citrus and berry, with a heavy dose of dill in there, as well. Toasty backbone to support the subtle funk and farmhouse notes. Light bodied and effervesced, keeping all of the funky notes and herbal highlights light and drinkable. The finish is a solid fruit and herbal linger, and it's nice and smooth. Good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Dulcis Succubus from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 188 ratings
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