Kadyn (2) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with the classic bright white head. 6.5% abv. typical to Wallonian style. Yeasty aromas with a bit of a distinct funk that I find in many of their beers. Could very well be brettanomyces. Not overly complex in the mouth with a sour astringency that lingers. Not my favourite example of a Sasion, as I would like to see a little more brightness in character.
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from brewery retail store. Pours a cloudy burnt straw colour with large white head and lots of tiny floaties as well as fairly steady stream of small bubbles. Aroma is citrus, pepper and lots of funk. Flavour is also full of funkiness with some sour lemon, white wine and lots of peppery character. Don’t get much barrel, but do get the wine. Thinner than anticipated. Good, but didn’t blow me away.
Marheb (1514) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un nez assez funky et citronné laisse entrevoir une belle soupe acidulé et sauvage mais en bouche c’est un peu plus discret. Des agrumes sympathiques se pointent en finale, buvabilité vigoureuse.
shorlin (548) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma has some good spiciness and maybe some lemon. Also getting cider aromas and funk. Taste is a little sour, nice and bright and dry. Also getting the saison yeast in there. Good beer.
robinvboyer (2755) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy, murky, straw colored pour, big white head. Slighty funky, and tart aroma. Some lemon, wet grass, yeast and light grains. Light carb, medium body. Finish is a tad muddled and a bit woody. The barrel seems to detract from the crisp, pepperiness you would get from a saison. Still quite enjoyable, kinda a cross between a saison and a tripel.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw gold pour with minimal haze. Big firm foamy white head. Nose of lemon grass hops, funk, and yeast. Spicy and well carbonated. That has some wild sour yeasty dough on the front. Young cheese. Flavours of light strawberry and a bit of melon. Finish is dry. Good.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. another winner from Bellwoods. a little funk, citrus acidity, some pez like flavors. nice funky, tart saison. need more
Hammy78 (657) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is extremely heady, slightly cloudy gold, quite active, tons of lace. Nose is citrus, peppery and a bit of that dusty Brett horse blanket too. Tastes sweet, bitter, peppery, and a smooth softness that I often attribute to barrel and oak. There is a cider sour too. Pretty awesome.
hangunder (160) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian saison yeast and brett/funky aroma, smells really tart like green apples -- very appetizing aroma. Quite light peach colored, with a long lasting very foamy white head. Well balanced flavor, with less sourness than anticipated from the nose. Starts off with some sour notes, a vinous quality, then finishes with some earthy hops, belgian yeast and some sweetness. Well integrated flavors, quite good. Thin bodied/above average carbonation.
sudomorph (260) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bellwoods. Pours a translucent yellow with a thin white head with slight lacing. Aroma has notes of citrus orange, white wine from the barrels, and a bit of a funk. Slight acidic.
Taste is is a mild bitter with a long aftertaste.
Low to medium body with a medium, bubbly carbonation. Slightly thin/watery mouth feel.
Overall not bad. Very flavourful from the barrels.
ineedbeer (418) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feb, 2013 bottle from tom10101 - 6.5%.
Aroma is very nice with light pear, moderate citrus, medium light oak. Some nice Brett notes add a hint of horse blanket and some light cherry and pineapple. Hints of acidity in the aroma.
Pours a slightly cloudy pale straw yellow with a big, pillowy white head. Head steadily recedes leaving light lacing and faint legs.
Faint graininess at first taste, but this is quickly washed away by a light lactic acid note. Moderate citrus note with some lighter pear and faint red apple cider. Medium oak character with some light tannins. Hints of ripe melons and faint cherry notes. Medium light spicy phenolic note. Low hop bitterness and only faint floral hop character. A touch of a barnyard note. Some lingering notes of faint oak and ripe melon along with a touch of phenolics.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very high carbonation. Low acidic astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a very nice beer, but I have to knock it for being to carbonated; it explodes into bubbles in your mouth making it difficult to truly appreciate. It is otherwise fantastic with a great light acidity and wonderful fruit notes.