Le Trèfle Noir

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Le Trèfle Noir
Quebec, Canada
Sour - Gose
3.79 | pDev: 8.44%
Aug 08, 2019
Jun 02, 2015
Very Good
Notes: None
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Photo of flipper2gv
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5
by flipper2gv from Canada (QC)

The latest version of this beer is 6.0% ABV.

A: Pours a light golden color and is quite hazy. Head is creamy looking with ok retention and lacing is alright.

S: Actual straw, light barnyard, coriander seeds, salt and light green apple tartness and lime. Slightly sweet with light honey and biscuit malts. Not very traditional but smells alright.

T: Taste is stronger than expected considering the ABV. You get the straw, barnyard funk, coriander seeds at the front with juicy green apples and lime finishing with a slight salty finish. The higher than usual amount of residual sugar adds to the juiciness of the beer. Malt profile is much less present than in the smell but still a little bit there. It's definitely a really good and quite unique tasting beer.

M: Body is too heavy for the genre. Is kind of weirdly syrupy too with medium to low american style yeast carbonation, which isn't correct.

O: It's a good tasting beer that isn't much genre-correct. Taste is good, smell is meh, mouthfeel is pretty bad.

Aug 08, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

Slightly hazy light golden color with good activity. Foamy 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with poor legs and mediocre swirl reaction. Flavors of lime, cranberries, straw, coriander, salt, and floral hops. Slick medium body with a decent crisp. Medium to strong strength finish, highly fruity and tart, moderate vegetal spiciness, pleasant wheat
feel and a bit flowery. Thick double flavored Gose, slightly more sweet than usual, this greatly augments the balance and makes it more bearable to drink. This also makes the freshness pretty good for the style. Lots of complexity in this brew with interesting ingredients, overall excellent quality craft.

Oct 10, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Appearance: A murky yellow body with low carbonation that produced two fingers worth of head that immediately dissipated and didn't lace very much.

Smell: Oh man, this is going to be a punch in the face...I can tell as it has an overwhelming lime smell punctuated back a background of sea surf. Warming was not remotely needed.

Taste: The best way to describe the potency of this is beer's sour note, would be "POW!" from the 60's Batman television. show. It starts with the small wheat malt presence with maybe a hint of coriander with a strong lime presence and then "BIFF!" as a salty lime bash hits you right in the face as it slowly peters out. This stuff could easily substitute as a chaser for tequilla...something that I'm not going to recommend here. It's a good thing I'm a fan of sour.

Mouthfeel: As I said, this stuff hits you like a shot to the mouth, and normally that would bug me, but for some reason it doesn't here. The carbonation is a bit low but the mild lime aftertaste makes up for it.

Drinkability: The beer's carbonation comes forth after it has been taken down, which isn't very pleasant. What is pleasant is that it's highly refreshing and masks its high alcohol content masterfully.

Final Thoughts: If you want a sour beer that is going to punch you in the mouth, wake you up and gets you tanked twice as fast as light beer with all the refreshment and flavour, this is the beer for you. If none of that appeals to you (and it's understandable that it might not) this beer isn't for you. I enjoyed it, so if you want a sour sour, grab this guy.

Mar 27, 2018
4.18 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Dec 07, 2017
3.94 by Mack from Canada (QC) on Nov 25, 2017
3.92 by Max8787 from Canada (QC) on Sep 10, 2017
3.78 by Bresson from Canada (QC) on Aug 09, 2017
3.7 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Jul 02, 2017
3 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC) on Sep 06, 2016
3.83 by rale from France on Jun 02, 2015
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