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

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 (659) - 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 (6585) - Helsinki, 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 (2308) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2011
draft at Volo, golden pour. herbal, citrusy aroma. orange zest, somewhat grainy. flavor had a wierd tabacco like finish. decent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Pour hazy golden orange with pillowy whit head. Aroma cereal grain, grass, hay, mild hops, almost a funk like smell. Taste cereal grain, straw hay, grass, light hopping. MF light to medium body nice carb. Very thirst quenching and delicious well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4154) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours clear golden orange with a decent white head. cereals, some caramel malts, diacetyls, light herbal grassiness, herbs. mellow. light body, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
500ml draught
4.5% ABV
I tried this beer on June 24, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with a 1" creamy white head. The aroma was musk, earth, and grains. The mouthfeel was weak bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, earthy, a little spice, and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
Draft. Pours a crisp orange body with an egg shell white head. Citrus and sweet notes, light wheat tones a touch of floral hopppiness. Orange peal, light herbs with a drying finish. A bit thin and soft to finish. Okay.


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