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: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
#1038 bottle; nose is dry lemon, weak sweet pear, cereal whiff, feel is watery, carb is mediumheavy, taste Is citrus, mellow hops, then green apple acid,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
This was ok. The herbal character is very mild, accompanied with a slightly grassy malt caracter. It was very lightly carbonated, which I did not mind but others might.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1717) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 5.8% Couleur jaune, mousse blanche. Arôme d’agrume et coriandre. Goût de coriandre et épices. Finale avec un peu d’épices. Correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
341 ml bottle shared by jsprime. thx jeff! pours clear light yellow with a white head. aroma of herbs and light malt. clean and complex flavour. light and crisp in the mouth. fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tricker (356) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
Bière blonde de 5.8 % d’alcool. Beau col au versement, odeur prononcée d’épices, coriandre ou marjolaine. Elle possède un goût prenant d’épices, mais ne possède cependant aucune amertume liée aux agrumes. Elle possède un beau goût et elle est rafraîchissante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle; clear pale yellow with small white head; aroma-coriander, lemon, floral, grass; taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, average carbonation, Coriander and grass coming strongly. Good but watered down. Refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear bright golden with no head. Aroma: Fairly strong and assertive lemony ginger, earthy, very slightly funky, quite intense fruitiness and citrus, lots of earthy coriander, a touch of bitter herbs, a touch of esters?, a little dusty/musty, not bad for this brewery. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Another big hit of citrus and slightly peppery ginger, biscuit, minerals, more watery than the nose suggests, still some decent earthy coriander, light herbal notes, hints of esters and funk (perhaps), drinkable; dry with modest bitterness and a fairly clean, lemon-biscuit finish.

These guys are hit and miss. This one wasn’t defective, but also wasn’t a great success.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Pour straw golden yellow light white head. Aroma sweet, honey, light grass, pepper, coriander, citrus. Taste citrus, honey, spices, floral, grassy. MF light fizzy carb. Very forgettable Saison slightly below avg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Blonde très pâlotte avec pratiquement aucune effervescence. Les odeurs d’herbes et de fleurs sont tellement sublimes, qu’on s’attends à boire un élixir de choix. Ça se gâte au goûter, qui est très discret, et surprenamment, assez pétillant en bouche et c’est à peu près tout. Par contre, j’y détecte un léger, très subtil arrière-goût de "papparmane" blanche, ou plutôt d’un fond de poudre de plat de "papparmane" blanche. Trop cher pour si peu. ---Mise à jour --- Le manque de mousse est toujours aussi frappant. Le nez est tout aussi sublime. Le goût m’est beaucoup plus agréable. C’est floral et herbacé d’une façon plus qu’apréciable. J’avais , peut-être, une mauvaise bouteille la première fois?(M.A. 20 fév. ’16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
341 ml bottle from La Barik. Pours a nearly clear, bright pale yellow with small white cap. Aroma is perfumey flowers and spices. Flavour is also floral with some light citrus and spicing that to my mind recalls rosemary and a touc of pepper. Light crisp finish. Interesting and refreshing.

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