- Inspiration: Old Ale
- Alcohol by Volume: 5.3% alc./vol.
The Schieve Tabarnak! is a light, hazy blonde beer with greenish highlights. Brewed with rye and a selection of atypical hops, which includes Nelson Sauvin for bitterness, it has a very floral scent reminiscent of roses. The taste progresses in three distinct phases. As the beer enters your mouth, you can feel the rye, followed shortly thereafter by the fruit aromas, which culminates in a very long finish, leaving the drinker wanting for more.
The first part of the name stems from a Brussel curse word (Schieven architeckt!, meaning twisted architect). The expression was originally invented by the Marolliens who accused the architect Joseph Polleart of blighting the neighborhood with the construction of the massive town hall. The Quebec curse word of course speaks for itself…
This beer is the result of a coop project between the Trou du diable and the Brussels-based Brasserie de la Senne in Belgium. It is meant to rekindle noble hops lovers, Belgian-Quebecers as well as aristocrats who are fond of curse words.
2012 World Beer Awards (Royaume-Uni) World’s Best label