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: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife. Golden body of medium depth, average white head. Aroma is strikingly nutmeg, or fresh ground mace. In a blind sniff test, I’d guess this to be a pumpkin beer with complete confidence. On the palate, nutmeg spice is still there, but is combined with sweet pear, light honey, and delicate floral highlights. Very interesting, but not a Saison at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (4445) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Very, very pale yellow pour with a thin film of white foam. Aroma is very weird at first, something meaty and smoky like bacon or breakfast sausage. After some getting used to, it turns more into light lemony aromas with lots of flowers - chamomille and the like. Taste is very light, lagery, some herbal notes, pepper. Palate is thin. Lacks body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2704) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
341 ml bottle bought at Peluso (Montreal) on May 26, 2011. Crystal blonde, thin head. Aroma of malted rye and herbs, very floral. Slightly salty and dry taste of herbs, not that malty at all, almost no bitter aftertaste. Not bad but I wish there was more taste to it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
d07c0m (92) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1681) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
341ml bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus. Very pale clear gold with a small and diminishing white fizzy/rocky head. Aroma of Chablis, dried flowers, a hint of cinnamon and maybe a bit of bug spray. Taste - floral, grassy light golden ale with a dash of pear - clean but sort of dull. Light body, strong carbonation, quick finish with a decent if slightly gritty fresh grassy finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2012
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Super light yellow, very pale, tiny pure white head. Aroma: floral and grassy, a little spicy, a little mint, strawberry, ginger. Flavour: Ginger again, floral, a little grass, mint, a little lemon, light crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly cloudy very pale gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Odd aroma of lemon, ginger, sugar, grain and floral notes. Watery flavour of herbs, ginger, honey, floral notes and lemon. Light bodied. Not bad but nothing special.

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