JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Trou du Diable. Clear pale yellow pour with tons of frothy white foam. Mangos reasonably present in the aroma, light citrusy wheaty notes as well. Taste is light and fruity, fresh grainy flavors, bread dough, malt. Palate is very light and refreshing, with smooth carbonation and a dry finish. Beautiful little beer that I wish was more available.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
600ml bottle thanks to Olivier.
Appearance : Slightly hazy pale yellow with huge foamy head.
Aroma : Nice hay and herbal hops with light malts. Light saison yeast with light rustic notes. Light mangos as well. Quite appealing nose.
Taste : Light malt with light mangos. Herbal hops with some hay. Very light yeast character. Finish quite dry with light bitterness, light herbal hops and light fruity notes. Fairly thin overall.
Overall : Interesting, very refreshing and very dry but a bit shy on the flavor. It seems the mango fermented out almost entirely. A bit too dry and too thin for me. The Saison yeast is also a bit shy which is sad. Still quite interesting.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy light straw with a small white mist that quickly disappears. Aroma is a light peppery with straw. Mild fruit coming through as well. Taste is again small pepper and grain. I’m having a hard time picking up the mango but I do pick up some light tropical fruit, like a tropical fruit drink but very subtle. Nice saison.
Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with PaleAleRider at Pub Italia in Ottawa, ON. Written on front label, packaged MAY 23, No. 1295. Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a white foamy head, average retention and minimal lacing. Also noticed mild mango pulp after the last pour. Fruity aromas (mango, passion fruit) with some sweet grain malt and peppery yeast. Notes of honey does come out as it warms up. Medium-bodied and wet with a little stickiness and a dry finish. The fruit is much milder in the taste. More Belgian yeast, light hop bitterness, cereal malts with hints of mint. Seems like a nice blend between a witbier and a fruit beer. Quite interesting collaboration with Le Trou du Diable brewery.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a cloudy or non see through bright golden yellow with white head. Aroma is funky yeast and light mango. Flavour is more pronounced mango but still gentle with some funky/spicy yeastiness. Nice.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle @ Festibière de Québec. Hazy yellow with a medium fully lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma is mainly of mango, peppery notes with light yeast and light malt. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet (fruity sweetness I think) with mango, malt and light spices. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Good fruity beer. Drinkable and refreshing. With a little more Saison/Farmhouse character, it would be a great beer.
pushkinwow (1555) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Atomic Rooster. Hazy palish yellow with a minimal off white head. They say to serve it from 5-7 but I found it was quite plain at first - once it warmed up a bit the mango and tropical fruit came though a bit more, also got some light hops/bitterness, bit of cardomon, and some light pepper. High carbonation, very light bitterness, pleasent and refreshing. Not what I would expect of a full saison but very nice to drink on a hot summer day and would gladly drink a few pints on a patio anytime.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle mousse vivante sur un corps orangé troublé. Le corps est duveteux, chargé de mangues et de blé, le côté acidulé est discret, la finale un brin surette. Buvabilité expéditive.
DerWeg (1419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Only Cafe. Nice and dry with light funky-hoppy snap and herbal overtones, sweetness from malt and fruit, some phenolics, A bit more going on than the tame Patio Saison they are hoping to sell truckloads of to, I presume.
Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. @ Festibière.
Pours pale blond with low white head. Aroma is of fruits, mango, fruit juices. Taste is of fruits, mango, slight tart notes, pils-reminiscent malt. Palate: Light body. Overall: Very refreshing. Intense mango. Nice tart touch. Serious stuff, pretty good.