tom10101 (4982) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (600 ml). Bought at Marché du Boisé. Split 2-ways. Clear golden with a medium easy to revive white head, moderate retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is faily spicy with cloves and pepper mostly but not overpowering. As stated in the deScription, there’s also a fair amount of orange peel and there’s also a touch of pine and grapefruits. Taste is moderately spicy (cloves, pepper) with orange peel, a tiny bit of acidity, honeyed malts and herbal notes. Medium body. Good carbonation. Mildly peppery finish. Almost a bit too much going on to be easy drinking, but it’s quite tasty.
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Tom. Clear bright gold pour with rich frothy white head. Aroma is nice and spicy, very peppery, grassy hop aroma, nice dusty hop notes, leafy. Taste is grassy, spicy yeasty notes, estery flavors, light vegetal notes, nice and dry, nice classic saison flavor profile, light tropical fruitiness. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, nice and dry. Good stuff.
ametras (1204) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle. Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Flavors are dough, wheat, orange and pepper with herbal and floral notes. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.
HippyHop (589) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle but solid take on a saison. Lemon and pepper, cloves and mild yeast funk. There’s a nice little dose of resinous bitterness on the back end. Wish it had a little more....rustic charm? but still more than drinkable.
Gluepot (373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt and spice on the nose. a light white head on a yellow-amber body. Zesty lemon hoppiness supported by tropical elements lead the taste profile of this punchy saison. A hint of orange, bready malt and a hint of graininess underpin a tasty and hoppy offering. Clean and refreshing with great unity. A richer body than most saisons.
Strangebrewer (1118) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured hazy amber-orange with a big chunky head. Aroma of citrus and spice. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, a bit dry astringent finish. Flavour of wheat malt, lemon peel, peppery spice, grassy hops. Not as refreshing as I hoped.
thorongil2 (2180) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) hazy copper colour with a tall whit head; aroma of grain, bread, lilies, fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orangeish straw with a resilient, thick white head. Aroma is orange, lemon, cloves, pepper. Flavor is pepper, mint, peach, orange, lemon, zesty. Finish is floral, good hoppy kick. Lingering pepper, cloves, orange peels. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Great summer ale.
cattaneopapa (273) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from old notes. 600ml bottle from LCBO. 5.9% lac./vol. Batch No.: 3659. Pours an opaque deep gold colour with 1 finger of white head. Peppery and hoppy aroma. Taste is peppery and ends with a crisp&spicy finish. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass.
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
De belle apparence, couleur dorée avec un grand col mousseux blanc. Saveur d’agrumes, céréales,épices. Une Saison dans la moyenne!