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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM (1146) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2010 341mL bottle from Tupalev, thanks for picking this one up Jeff. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice, sharp spices mixed with sweet malts and the kind of yeastyness I would expect from a saion, a touch of musty dankness, as well as some banana and citrus esters. Very inviting. Flavour has some subtle funk upfront met with dry yeastyness, fruity esters and sweet malts finishing it out. Very light and refreshing, like a German Hefe with some funk to it. Grainy sweetness in the aftertaste, not unlike Muskoka’s new canned Hefe. It works out quite well and hits the spot perfectly on a hot summer evening. I wish I could buy this regularly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 Re-rate as I was most definitely not served this in Rhino. Appearance: Amber orange almost a haze to it, some visible carbonation and a nice white head. Aroma: Lovely earthy/farm notes, like a barn, hops, ’salt’, lemon. Flavour: Spicy initially with an enjoyable carbonation bite, malty with a good amount of hops. Very sessionable, very summer. Very enjoyable. Great work Ken and Co!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle at Volo. Poured an orange hue. Complex aroma and palate. Mouthfeel was average with hits of spices: coriander, cumin, cloves and even a bit of cardamom, accompanied by citrus. Aroma followed a similar profile minus the cardamom. This was a surprisingly complex beer, and tasted quite good. Didn’t quite win me over though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. An unclear orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet spicy - among them coriander, but also a lot of others that I can’t put a name to. The flavor is sweet malty and very spicy, leading to a dry spicy finish. A nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle at volo Pours a nice unfiltered copper colour. A pleasent tan head tops it off. It smells sweet and spicy, similar to a weiss but with a bit more kick. It is very delicious and spicy. A nice local beer combining belgian ale and wheat beer features to make a great beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle thanks to my festivus master: Pours a hazy gold with a white creamy head. Aroma, floral and perfumey notes, some spices, honey. Flavor, some spices, pepper and cloves, lightly sweet malts, bready, spicy and herbal hops on the finish, perfumey throughout, and on the dry side. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2008
0.34 l bottle. Hazy golden-copper color with creamy head. Very honeyish and perfumed aroma with chamomile and thyme. Sweetish, malty, honeyish and spicy flavor with clove, pepper, coriander and some herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
12 oz bottle shared with toncatcher. Some earthy aromas with some spice in there too. Flavors were simple with malt background and touches of spice and a dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Cloudy light amber color. The aroma is lightly spicy and fruity (oranges). Medium body, a bit dry and spicy. Not bad but simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
12oz bottle purchased from brewery. Pours a beautiful cloudy medium straw. Very nice, spicy aroma. Taste is lovely. It’s a bit difficult for me to describe because I’m not good at picking out individual spices. But it has that lovely spicy "saison" flavour.

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