Mactavish In Memoriam | Le Trou Du Diable

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Phyl21ca on 06-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nightgardener
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iuliusnepos
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHammer
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Didn't produce much in the way of head, half a finger at best although what did appear did manage to produce some lace, as short lived as it was. The body is a cloudy pale bronze, nearing brass in color. Amply paticulate sediment is present here making it seem unappealing.

Smell: Ample floral hops dominate the nose with an intetresting backdrop of black pepper, caramel malt and a hint of citrus orange. Didn't need warming to come out, and didn't really make a difference here.

Taste: Starts with a baked biscut, almost like a mild caramel cookie that seems to mellow into a nice citrus groove and sweep away with a dose of floral hops that while a bit tame for some pale ales, I very much enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel: The transistioning is fairly solid, although that citrus note in the middle is clearly the weakest point of the beer. The carbonation is a bit lacking, and points have to be deducted for the lack of head. Still, it makes up ground with a mild floral and citrus aftertaste that doesn't cloy.

Drinkability: This is a perfect pint with the boys kind of beer, for when you want something with a bit of hops, but not an explosion. It's refreshing, it's interesting and it walks on the line of medium bodied, with the slightest lean towards light. Downside, it doesn't seem to settle down as nicely as I'd like it to in my stomach.

Final Thoughts: Like I said, the perfect pint for when you want something hoppy, but not ridiculously so. I can see this going really well with peanut curry for some reason. All and all, just a well rounded solid pale ale in my eyes, so give it a whirl. I thought I'd also add, just as a side fact, nothing to do with the beer itself, but I didn't some looking up, and it seems that MacTavish was a well regarded Larp player. Turns out Shawinigan way they have a 140 hectacre set of medieval villages for Larping. Now that is dedication.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear honey yellow with three rocky fingers of eggshell head that leaves peaks of circus tent lace as it recedes.

Smells of breakfast biscuit caramel malt, sliced citrus fruit, underripe pineapple, cut flowers and mild bitter pine.

Tastes of more baked biscuit, orange and lemon, pineapple, apricot and more soft pine resin.

Feels light and lively. Medium-light with fizzy carbonation. Finishes mildly dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A summer treat for sure.

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Photo of dolatortue
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of binno
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAB
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass-- probably not the right shape, as the head foamed up and needed a long time to dissipate.
The hop aroma was fabulous-- grassy and fresh.
The taste was a bit of a let-down. It was very good, but the hops were mainly there for aroma and bitterness, and not flavor so much.
Not a bad beer (awesome bottle design, however!) and I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at another one, though.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark straw color with powerful storming activity. Thick frothy 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, creating strong lacing. Flavors of fresh flowers, faint grassy hops, caramel, lemony citrus with tropical fruits, and faint roasted grains. Strong but pleasant sweetness, combined with low bitterness yet highly sharp feel like a fresh Witbier. Slick medium body with very sharp carbonation. Light finish with a lingering bready butterscotch and fruity feel, with a faint grassy piney and clove aftertaste. Overall excellent craft, delicious and very fresh, a little thin but super sharp and zesty. Nice summer ale in a hot day.

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Photo of GabManette
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vold
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I was not expecting much - but this beer is one of the great surprises for me in 2015. I love this beer. Full of flavour, well balanced, and very easy to drink and refreshing. Mostly subtle grassy flowery herbal hops with a nice subtle malt backbone.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VbolieuV
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice blonde color with a big bubbly head and lots of carbonation. Very floral and hoppy smell. I feel like it's not as hoppy in the mouth as in the nose but still pretty good, Nice malt profile on this one to complete the bitter taste.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Did not think APA's could have such vibrance, as many come off rather bland - excellent mix of barley and hop varieties, one of my new favorites. I would certainly pick up this wonderfully fruity and spicy beer again.

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Photo of Electros
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Max8787
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bu sur place à Shawinigan... Incroyable endroit et toutes les bieres sont exceptionnelles.

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