La Oude Blanche | Le Trou Du Diable

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Brewed by:
Le Trou Du Diable
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Wheat With Passion Fruit

Added by papat444 on 06-02-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Le Trou Du Diable "Oude Blanche Passion"
on tap @ Vices & Versa, Montreal, Canada on 1 Octobre 2014
$3.91 Canadian / 10 oz.

Notes: (It may be that this beer has been made with different fruits, I'm not sure, but what I had was clearly labeled as Passion fruit). Very hazy, almost cloudy - 1/2 way between a wit and a weizen - golden body beneath a short head of bright white. The head is short-lived and leaves only spotty and streaky lace behind. Smell of citrus rind, pith, a kind of mango and orange mixed fruitiness, wheaty malt, and the suggestion of tartness or acidity. That tartness does appear in the flavor, along with more fruitiness although I'm not sure I can pinpoint specific fruits to describe it - I'm not even sure that orange-mango really does either but it's definitely on the tropical and citrusy side. A very moderate bitterness is all that's needed to bring it to a dry, mineralish finish. Light bodied and gently effervescent. Easy to drink, and at the same time fairly interesting.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of papat444
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Advertised as a cross between a sour ale and a witbier. Unfortunately, it fails on both counts.

Body is the look and color of pulpy lemonade. Bit of tartness and some spices but neither rise up to the challenge. The result is an ordinary and muted ale from a brewery that we can rightly expect much more. Disappointing.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Volo during Zwanze.

Cloudy gold with a big white head. Decent retention.

Smell is sour, seems to be lacto that was used. Smells funky in a bit of an 'off' way. A bit cheesy. Wheat.

Taste contains wheat and is fairly sour. Dry. Coriander sticks out among the funky sour flavours. Like the nose, it seems a bit off. Something about the wheat and wild yeast doesn't blend well for me. Finish is very coriander heavy.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Powdery, dry.

Overall, not very good. Some good things going on, but the off flavour really detracts.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can a witbier be sour? Le Trou du Diable thinks so. On-tap at Beachwood Brewing, on to the beer:

Lightning round: It's a witbier with peaches. The peaches do add a pleasant note to the beer, both in the aroma and the taste, though the peach taste is sweeter than it is sour. If anything, the witbier base has been soured some and used as a canvas for the sweet fruity peaches to cling onto. For a "lighter" sour ale, La Oude Blanche should be a good choice.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

La Oude Blanche from Le Trou Du Diable
3.6 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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