- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.4 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
La Pitoune (Pils) – Le Trou du Diable, 5% ABV, 375 ml., (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
on the back label:
“The Pitoune Pils offers and intense aroma of grain and hops, topped with a rich, thick cream. The palate is both fresh and crisp, and the bitterness comes through with each sip for a refreshing experience.”
Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast.
- Style: (unfiltered lager) Keller Pils
- Taste: Tangy bright off-dry citrus grainy barley
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $8.70 (after 10% off) – 375 ml., November 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure
- What made an impression: clean grainy barley with depth
Visual: (Cellared for 2 years). Pours cloudy bright yellow-orange with a 1cm head, a thin layer of micro retention, a few microbubbles here and there.
Nose: musky apricot-pineapple malt, honey. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, smooth almost creamy CO2
Mid-palate: bright, light tangy, very grainy barley malt malt, dry (lvl-1-sweetness), hint lemon
Finish: apricot, subtle hop dry bitter, residual grainy
Summary: A fine balance of bright barley grain accented by slight citrus and subtle hops. This goes well with any meal. A fine lager, which I don’t particularly lean toward in preference.