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Brewed by À l’Abri de la Tempête
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
L’Étang du Nord, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
À l’abri de la Tempête has drawn on the soil madelinot to concoct a beer with sweet floral accents. Delicately scented with a series of wild herbs gathered on the archipelago, La Belle Saison charm with its warm notes of citrus and flowers accompanied by a refreshing bitterness. A mouthful of sunshine!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (985) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Piss (sorry but that’s the closest I can think of) colored brew topped by a fluffy white head, like soap bubbles really. Aroma is peppery, grassy, not bad at all. Taste has a lightly sour component and is bone dry. Flavors are herbal with pepper and/or other spices peeking through. Mouthfeel is light, with a good fizz. Overall a refreshing brew albeit not a complex one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1026) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Une saison très florale et végétale, très blonde (au point de pouvoir la confondre avec l’Écume, sa soeur de la même micro), avec de belles notes poivrées en finale. Plutôt douce, présentant des saveurs savamment balancées, la Belle Saison est une saison belge typique, qui ne réinvente pas la roue mais qui réussit à tous points de vue. On ne peut que lui reprocher sa couleur, sa relative timidité, et son prix élevé.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a slightly veiled straw with a nice white head. Smells like grains and orange. Taste is citrus (orange, mostly), some pear and a hint of herbs. Light herbal/floral bitterness. Some spices in there. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Good, simple beer. A bit pricey, though...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hendrx (1) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Beers from Quebec deserve French descriptions. Une bière très claire presque translucide. Beaucoup d’effervescence qui nous donne un petit col, mais qui persiste. On dirait du Champagne. Nez de fraîcheur, légère note de houblon. Goût d’épice léger, bien dosé. Que je ne réussis malheureusement pas à identifier. Origan ? Majorlaine ? J’ai l’impression également d’y retrouver un peu de cet air salin du bord de mer… Très bien houblonné. Peu d’arrière goût cependant. Le verre vide, je cherche toujours ou se cache le 5.8% … :-) En résumé : Très bonne bière pour les journées chaudes d’été.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquafinapure (16) - Acton Vale, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 La couleur frappe par son aspect translucide. Au nez, des notes de fleur et de citron. En bouche, le gingembre et le citron sont en première ligne. Une légère touche de blé apparais pour laisser place à une légère amertume. Désaltérante!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Pleasant and unique saison, new at St. Hubert trip. Very floral, with ginger being the only significant outstanding scent. Pours light yellow with a small lasting white head, and leaving lace dots throughout the glass. . Average mouthfeel, carbonation right there. Decent drinker and refreshing. The taste was mainly ginger, with other herbs including chamomile, and cardamom, pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 Bottle 341 ml. App: Pours clear yellow. Frothy white head, quickly diminishing. No lacing. Aroma: strong earthyand flower, along with yeast, citrus and spices. Taste: Strong citrus, along with yeast, flower, malt. Mostly sweet, with slight bitterness. Good balance. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Refreshing and enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
clear blond with a large white head. Aroma is earthy, peppery, herbs and flowery. Light body with soft carbonation. In mouth is flower, herbs and cereal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle that I took to a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a clear light yellow gold with a thin white head. Herbal and minty, soft musk on the nose. Medium bodied, herbal and slightly lemony. Finishes with a touch of crisp grain and a bit more herbal notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Minderbinder (1583) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. 341ml. Pours very clear, pale gold. "Almost" water-like. Not much head. Aroma is of flowers. Tastes flowers, hops. Crisp finish. Very drinkable and refreshing. "Clear" lack of complexity. Gives the impression of a cold chamomilla herbal tea. I do lie the flowers, but that’s really all that beer’s got.


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