- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
La Blanche de SHAWI – Le Trou du Diable, 5% ABV, 600ml., (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
on the back label:
“With its wehat-coloured opal hue, this beer draws a fine veil of foam lace with each sip. Its scent recalls citrus delicately spiced with coriander and lemon. The pallet [sic] is first touched by the fine sweet taste of wheat, which then alternates between sweet and sour and which concludes with a sweet and very refreshing tart.”
Ingredients: water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, yeast.
- Style: Witbier
- Taste: plain banana wheat malt palate rough dryish
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $8.70 (after 10% off) – 600ml., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: (Their own bottle for their brewery, raised lettering and devil on the bottom, odd size 600ml). Pours cloudy light unfiltered apple juice yellow with a smallish dissipating head, thin ringed retention, a mix of fast large CO2 sporadic streams as well as micro steady clusters. Large bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.
Nose: 70/30-banana/pineapple wheat malt, very slight pukey, a bit of peach. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, banana wheat malt rough palate impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), mild sour lemony funk, banana wheat malt
Finish: residual tart fruity wheat malt
Summary: Pretty standard, none of the flavours nor textures really grabbed my attention. Just average, and a bit disappointing coming from Le Trou.