JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New bottle (post August 2013). Pours an incredibly clear and pale straw colour with a massive thick white head. The nose is light and quite perfumey - notes of apple and pear with a bit of soft spicy/herbal hop character as well. Actually quite Duvel-esque (not a bad thing) with some wheaty spice and a touch of light black pepper. Light palate with some almost minty notes and a soft pale Belgian malt base. It drinks more BSA than saison, but it’s a very tasty brew regardless of what it’s called. Lean and dry.
neongolden (282) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(500ml custom-label bottle from the brewery, no Brett) Pours a hazy straw yellow, decent head of white foam with a bit of spotty lace left behind. Aroma yeast-forward, some light banana esters, fresh white bread, a little bit of spice, also some lemon, herb/grass, touch of grain. Flavour has a little bit of malt sweetness to begin but already bitter/tart, which builds throughout. Some spice, lemon/orange, hay and herb type floral hops, bready yeast. Quite dry and slightly bitter by the end with grain and the dusty yeast character clinging to the top of the mouth that I associate with a to-style Belgian saison. Mouthfeel quite light, carb effervescent and prickly. I think this is a good take on a traditional farmhouse saison without spice additions, serious funk or any other tricks. Nothing sticks out, but very competently made and refreshing.
sudomorph (266) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml custom label bottle.
Pours a translucent pale yellow with a fluffy three finger white head. A stream of carbonation can be seen rising from the middle of the glass. Looks great.
Aroma has big notes of citrus (orange and lemon), yeast, candy sugar, and hints of banana and spice.
Taste is a balanced slightly bitter/sweet with notes of spice and orange on the finish.
Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Smooth and refreshing texture with a lively and effervescent mouth feel.
Overall really good. This would be really good in the summer. Very refreshing and drinkable for 7%. Would buy and enjoy again.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle not Brett. Fresh. Hazy straw pour. Big white bubble head. Lots of dark floaters. Banana spice bread nose. Lots of yeast. Some grass and citrus. I’d look for this to be more champagne-like and some sour notes and funk to get more marks. Tastes like a hefeweisse with a larger mouthfeel. It’s good. Just not enough farmhouse or saison qualities you usually see.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a super large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral and light grassy notes with deep rustic malt flavours. Taste is also dominated by deep rustic malt flavours with limited sweetness and some grainy notes. Light dry and floral hoppy notes are also discernable. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Well brewed done maybe a tad too much grainy malt notes for my liking.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable and enjoyable farmhouse. A bit funky. Bottle from the brewery. Worth seeking out. Abundant crowning head.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
no brett mention onto label. pours hazy very pale yellow with a frothy-creamy white head, good retention and strong lacing. pils, lemon, herbs, grass, tartness, low sulfur, bit of dust and early bretts, few phenols. lively carbonation, light body, short and assertive bitter herbal and lemongrassy finish. rustic and tart - quenching and nicely done.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-07-06. Crisp yellow body with a giant foamy white head. 3++ Aroma is mild but pleasant, bits of lemon and light funk. Flavour is pleasant, fairly dry overall, mild grassy barnyard touches, notes of bitterness and lemon. Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. The brett adds a mild funk throughout, and it seems quite dry overally. With Brett, Bottle from the brewery, Toronto
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500 ml). Bottled on May 30th 2013. From John, thanks! Hazy bright yellow with a medium fully lasting creamy white head and some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, grassy notes, spices, farmhouse yeast and light sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet (a tad too much for the style, but not cloying) with spices, yeastiness, malt and fruits. Medium body. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Easily drinkable. Good Saison!
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, dull golden yellow with large, puffy white head. Aroma is full of fruity esters, gently sour citrus, grains and light spice. Flavour is banana, lemon zest, apple, clove and gentle graininess. Fairly lively carbonation. Nice.