La Pitoune
Le Trou Du Diable

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From:
Le Trou Du Diable
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #275
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,334
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.09%
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 25, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by papposilenus:
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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

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
More User Ratings:
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

Got it in a 12 mix pack for 23,99$

Look: Hazy golden colour, good retention

Smell: Citrus, sweet malt and floral hops

Taste: Grainy malt with a spice on the back end

Feel; light body, medium carbonation. Easy drinking. The finish is clean

So overall would I recommend it ? Yes very nice Pilsner

Would I buy it again ? Yes

Feb 24, 2022
 
3.75 by rugene from Canada (QC) on Dec 14, 2020
 
3.92 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2020
 
3.44 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Dec 21, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

Pours light gold color with strong head which retains itself fairly well. Elevated carbonated pilsner with citrus (lemon) sweet malt and floral hop overtones in aroma and taste. Light and crisp. Overall enjoyed this beer.

Nov 30, 2019
 
3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jul 23, 2019
 
3.73 by Samact from Vermont on Jul 14, 2018
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3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Maxpower086 from Canada (QC)

La Pitoune pours whitish gold with good head and medium carbonation. The smell is a blend of oats, wheat and dewy flowers. The first taste consists of leafy herbals, fresh cut grass (mostly herbaceous) and potent floral notes. Going out on a limb here and saying maybe also some seawater & tree bark? La Pitoune finishes with a lingering of cooked barley and some underlying notes of dry malt.

Jan 09, 2018
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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by smcolw from Massachusetts

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
 
4.42 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jun 29, 2017
 
4 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Mar 26, 2017
Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Received 600 ml bottle of this as a Xmas gift....pours medium hazy yellow - big head with lots of fizz, but it disappeared quickly. A nice fruity smell..... tastes a bit of spice...it's body is light to medium.....has a clean bitter finish but also a bit of sourness - but in a nice subtle way that makes you want another sip. A very refreshing balanced beer.

This doesn't seem like a German Pilsner at all to me though....

Jan 26, 2017
Photo of Abbott
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Abbott from Canada (QC)

Very light, great summer beer. Very nice carbonation and peristent head.

Nov 24, 2016
 
3.77 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB) on Aug 17, 2016
 
4.47 by JustBrewin from Canada (QC) on Jul 15, 2016
 
3.5 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Jun 18, 2016
 
3.96 by mademers from Canada (QC) on Mar 03, 2016
 
4.09 by MaltyPythonsHopCircus from Canada (BC) on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Sep 12, 2015
 
4.25 by hunterjames from Canada (ON) on Aug 24, 2015
 
4 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB) on Jul 19, 2015
 
4.06 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Jun 06, 2015
 
2.97 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC) on Apr 18, 2015
 
3.98 by gingerbread from Canada (NS) on Mar 08, 2015
 
3.53 by Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB) on Feb 22, 2015
 
3.57 by valianes from Canada (ON) on Feb 08, 2015
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A pale lemon yellow with a single finger of creamy bright white head. Aroma recalls breakfast cereal, lemon rind, fresh grass, and a vitamin tablet-like yeastiness. Ditto on the palate. This is a robust kolsch, with a mildly toasted grain backbone, a vibrant grassy hoppiness (more than is typical for the style), and the aforementioned fresh yeast note thanks to a lack of filtering. Hints of green apple and lemon. Body rather thicker than expected, with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes rather dry and floral. Some of these Quebec breweries do great takes on German styles (oddly enough), and this is no exception. Nice patio beer.

Dec 19, 2014
 
3.5 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Oct 13, 2014
 
3.5 by CurtisD from Canada (NB) on Sep 15, 2014
 
3.6 by J-M from Canada (QC) on Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
by Haydn-Juby from Vermont

Mild clarity. Hazy golden color. Sweet bready malt aroma, some green apple ester. Somewhat fruity taste (Green apple/pear). Earthy/noble hops in mediocre and balanced well. Sweet pils profile. Highly drinkable.

Aug 24, 2014
 
3.8 by BrunoPettipas from Canada (QC) on Aug 13, 2014
 
3.25 by bulldogops from Canada (AB) on Jul 19, 2014
 
3.75 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Jul 16, 2014
 
4 by sAvAgE69 from Canada (AB) on Jun 29, 2014
 
3.75 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Jun 27, 2014
 
3.5 by Mack from Canada (QC) on May 25, 2014
Photo of Luk13
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Luk13 from Canada (QC)

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
 
3.5 by TT--Cashout from Canada () on Apr 09, 2014
La Pitoune from Le Trou Du Diable
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 62 ratings