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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Saison
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3885) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, lemon and spices. Taste is of grain and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Bouteille, courtoisie de Hogtownharry/Blankboy. De couleur dorée et légèrement voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, traces de pêchee et de pommes) et légèrement épicées (notes de coriandre et de poivre), de grains de malt pâle, léger de houblon floral et herbeux avec de faibles notes de pain. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-faible et une texture légèrement crémeuse et asséchante. Goût de levures fruitées (agrumes et zeste, faibles notes de pêches et de pommes) avec un goût épicé (léger de coriandre et de poivre, petites traces de clou de girofle) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un grains de céréales avec un moyen goût de pain parallèlement à un goût léger-moyen amer et sec de houblon floral et herbeux et ce, jusqu’en finale. Post-goût long-moyen et sec, légèrement amer de houblon floral et herbeux, légèrement épicé (poivre) et avec des notes fruitées (zeste d’agrumes, pépins de pommes).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is a citrus, a little coriander, band aide, yeast. Watery mouthfeel. It a little hopper than a typical saison. Dry finish. A bit bland but inoffensive. It’s not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (643) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2012
Pours light golden with a white lacy head. Aroma is mild with a hint of fruit or citrus. Taste is sweet and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4323) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Had this right after the Nickel Brook saison and it pales in comparison. Not nearly the complexity. Smell is hard to pick out but theres some soft wheat reminiscent of a bad hefeweizen. Lacing is good as well as head retention. Taste holds bitterness and a little sourness but a pretty light palate. Tap at volos.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
on Tap at Volo. pours a hazy yellow orange with a thin foamy white head with good retention. Aroma of corriander, yeast, hops, spice, oranges. Taste is spicy and medium bitterness with a little sweetness. Found this beer to be too dry with the hops and spices. spritzy carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
From notes: a slightly hazy ochre colour with a slight head and some lacing. Aroma is yeasty and spices with a slight vegatal note. Flavour is malt with vegetal notes and spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Thanks to Kyle for the bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is pretty nice, a bit of citrus and a definite sourness note, could be stronger. Palate is pretty much spot on with a slightly heavy feel on the tongue with some good and very fine carbonation. Taste is a bit weak, and more in line with an IPA than a Saison. Some definite hops and a bit of sourness with a bitter aftertaste. Needs more sour, still quite drinkable though, I’ll probably reach for this on hot summer days.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Draught at BarVolo, Toronto, ON.
Hazy dark orange colour with small white head. Aroma: sourness, grain, malt and yeast. Flavour: malt, grain, wheat (?) and mild bitterness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2339) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2 or 3 oz sample provided, it pours a golden colour, pretty clear, would like more of cloudy unfiltered look for a saison, the smell is not very spicy of anything, the flavour is very yeasty but it doesnt taste like a belgian yeasty, if I had to guess they used nottingham yeast or something very similar. I want more of a belgian taste out a saison, I would try again, but I wasnt a fan the first time, it reminded me of this homebrew where we used nottingham thats why I say nottingham and it tasted similar but that beer was a pale ale. So I would say expect more of a pale ale taste then saison, in my opinion


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