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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: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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!


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - 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.

2.9
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2559) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
d07c0m (90) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Cinnamon and nutmeg herbal aroma. Slightly fruity and spicy. Effervescent and refreshing. Delicate and thirst quenching. Decent saison, some of the herbs used seem unnecessary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Blond body with a thin white head. Aroma of malt with flowery and spicy hints( pepper ). High presence of floral and salty herbs. Dryness in mouth.Sweet bitterness at last. Well balanced at taste but not enough strong and complex.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle - 341ml. Pale blond body with heavy carbonation and a thin white bubbly head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with flowery, honeyish, and spicy hints. Taste is refreshing and well balanced, but it lacks strength and complexity. Ends with a short bitter/herbal finish. Decent summer beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a small fuzzy head with limited retention. Aroma consists of weak malt with very subtle notes of herbs. Taste is also a mix between some weak malt notes with some very subtle herbs notes. Body is light with medium to low carbonation. Quiet disappointed with this one since I was expecting a bigger malt backbone and more presence form the herb mix.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur jaune pâle et claire. Nez de levures fruitées (citron) et épicées (gingembre), de grains de céréales fraîches, légèrement floral et léger de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches). Plutôt mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes huileuses. Léger goût de levures fruitées (lime) avec un moyen goût épicé (gingembre, traces de poivre) et un léger goût floral (présent en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de grains de céréales avec des petites notes de pain puis en finale l’on retrouve une très légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées et herbes fraîches). Post-goût long et aux notes sèches, composé d’un goût floral avec un léger goût fruité (zest de lime) et de faibles notes de houblon herbeux.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle. Crystal clear pale golden with a thin white head with below average retention. Aroma is very herbal and floral with some pale malt, honey and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is also herbal and floral with sweet malt and a dry finish. Pretty mineral. Fizzy carbonation with a thin to medium body. Not overly complex but a nice very drinkable beer with fresh herbs aroma.


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