La Pitoune
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Pilsner - German
Ranked #254
Ranked #33,508
3.75 | pDev: 9.07%
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Aug 15, 2013
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 600ml bottle, dated 21 01 16. Served in a nonic. Yes, I should have used a stange but I didn't so sue me.

Pours a hazy champagne or straw colour with a billowing crown of rocky, snow-white suds. Very good retention followed by persistent islets of foamy scum and clumps of suds hanging off the glass.

Smell is bright and flowery, grassy, with lemon and clean, crackery malt.

Taste follows the nose, sweet crackers overlaid with bitter lemon, flowers and sharp spices, green apple, wet grain and citrus zest. A little sweet, a little tart.

Mouthfeel is sharp and clean, dry, light-bodied and more than amply carbonated.

Overall... well, overall I hope I'm rating the right beer because there's nothing on the label that would indicate that I'm drinking a kölsh and, frankly, that wouldn't have been my first guess. But, anyway, it's yeasty, bright, light, crisp and accessible. I spent the morning thinking about doing yardwork and even though, in the end, I just sort of sat around drinking beer, this would have been an eminently suitable reward had I actually accomplished a damn thing.

Apr 19, 2016
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rugene from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 14, 2020
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 13, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap: Poured a hazy bright beige color Kolsch with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral Hallartau hops is quite beautiful and very enjoyable. Taste is a mix between medium sweet notes of clean cereal notes with some distinctive leaf Hallertau hops notes with a light dry aftertaste. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed and probably more hopped then style would dictate but I would definitely love to have this beer available as a six pack on a regular basis.

Jan 25, 2013
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold color. Moderate head which settles to rim bubbles and leaves only a couple of spots.

Grainy with the palest of malts. Oddly, I also pick up on the alcohol presence in the nose.

High carbonation with thin body. Strong grainy flavor but it doesn't cross over into macro category. The hop is more pronounced than most pilsners but it still remains firmly within expectations.

Sep 03, 2017
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Electros from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz chalice at Beer Revolution.

This beer appears a glassy, mildly hazy medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of tightly foamy, somewhat creamy white head, which leaves some decent thundershower lace around the glass as things melt away.

It smells of crisp, biscuity pale malt, a hint of aged lemon, and fresh leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more biscuity, bready, cereal malt, a bit of pepped-up lemon rind, and floral, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a tad uppity, but settle in well enough, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit stilted in its smoothness. It finishes with a trend towards the dry side, as even the malt continues to tout its biscuity character.

A decent rendition of this archaic German style, though not quite a memorable as LTM's version. Worthy of a few, I would imagine, as the price out here is a bit too dear for the size, especially for such a straight-up quaffer. And damned good with BR's pizza.

Jun 28, 2013
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ludachris from Canada (ON)

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The head that floats on top is fluffy with a good density. It leaves a sticky ring of lace behind. The body itself is an unfiltered golden straw hue.

A smooth and mellow sweetness made up of peaches and pear is perched over top fuller notes of breadiness and hay. Maybe a touch earthiness and grassiness are what show of the hop presence. There's a fullness to it that comes from it being unfiltered and I like it. Overall, it's straight shooting but pleasant.

It comes in with a crisp bite and a grassy bitterness. The breadiness on top adds some weight and lessens the bite. I unfortunately don't get the same fruity quality but there is some underlying sweetness. A pinch of lemon is a subtle casing throughout.

It's got that lagered bite with some fullness but its body is a bit mushy and wet. It's easy drinking nonetheless.

This is a straight shooting and refreshing summer drinker for me. It's got a crisp bite with an overall smoothness. It's not my favorite from the brewery but it has its time and its place.

Dec 18, 2013
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

600ml bottle poured into tulip 17/6/13

A slight haze with lots of tiny particles, pale yellow with bubbles popping up from everywhere with the occasional giant, two fingers of loose bone white foam leaves lots of random lace deep down the glass

S noble notes are strong with some grass, a little thrills chewing gum, just a little citrus, dry cereals and some leafy herbal, floral notes, smells quite strong and its working well

T slightly less hops with just a little grape candy, still very solid but the nose had just a little more intensity

M light bodied and almost foamy from the bubbles but stays creamy, noble finish lingers quite strong, no complaints in this department

O I could down this bottle in no time, pretty solid all around and something I could session under a summer sun without getting board

I'm quickly falling in love with this brewery, a wide spectrum of styles and they keep nailing them. I'm stoked that I can buy this in Alberta and will be buying it again, a nice summer brew that won't kill ya

Jun 28, 2013
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juliendesrochers from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jul 25, 2013
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Luk13 from Canada (QC)

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap and bottle. Rating for draught version. Golden body with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal, noble hops and lemon. Taste has a light tartness balanced with hop bitterness and rich cereal notes. This is a very simple beer yet perfectly executed and so drinkable. One of my favorite light beer in Québec aside from l'Amère à Boire and Albion's concoctions.

Apr 21, 2014
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Mattgruv from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jul 05, 2013
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valianes from Canada (ON)

3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 08, 2015
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a cloudy golden with a large white head. Great retention and lacing.

Nose contains grassy, spicy hops. Biscuity malt. Not a lot happening.

Taste is better than the nose. Biscuity, bready malts provide a nice moderate sweetness, while pleasant grassy hop flavours bring some balancing bitterness. A bit of lemon. Some slightly spicy notes. Finish is somewhat dry and a bit sulphury.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. Refreshing, goes down very easily.

Overall, quite good. This is not a style of beer that I particularly enjoy, and I was surprised how much I liked this one. Nicely balanced and flavourful.

Sep 05, 2013
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SebD from Canada (ON)

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice slight hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready malts, earthy/grassy hops, lemon zest and some floral notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some bready malts, slight cereal, grassy hops, a touch of lemon and some floral.

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

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

Sep 28, 2013
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bulldogops from Canada (AB)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Jul 19, 2014
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leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy, pale gold with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - Bready malts, spicy yeast, slight mustiness, hops.

Taste - Bready and biscuity malts with a little hop kick. Spicy yeast and mustiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An easy drinking Kolsch that has some of the right elements, but is missing some characteristics that I would consider key (e.g. vinous flavours). Also not quite sure how I feel about the musty notes (almost skunky).

Aug 31, 2013
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schnarr84 from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jul 19, 2013
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sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Aug 21, 2013
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IanSpindler from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jul 20, 2013
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McBraniel from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jan 04, 2014
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feb 22, 2015
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Aisha from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 18, 2016
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rale from France

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Mar 08, 2014
La Pitoune from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 61 ratings