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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1140) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Musty yeasty spicy aroma with plenty of orange. Taste is sweet, with orange, wheat and spice. Nice, but a tad too sweet and orangey. Still a quality beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CRock (69) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
I’m pretty disappointed by this. Black Oak makes some good beers but this just falls short of expectations and other beers in the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Deep copper orange, off white head. Bit if caramel, bit of ginger, kind if sweet for a saison, estery yeast keeps it from drifting too far afield. Easy drinker but a saison?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maximet (91) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Pale orange with a nice white foam. Very pepper/coriander, some citrus and a little herbal. A little bitter, mainly in the aftertaste. Slick texture with a liively carbonation, quite not enough dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours orange yellow with a small white ring. Aroma is orange, yeast and wheat. Taste is wheat, malt with a touch of orange zest and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2402) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bomber from the LCBO, under "Black Oak Saison" now (not summer). Pours a clear golden-amber colour with a frothy white cap, good retention because of very active carbonation. Gets a little hazy at the next pour. Mostly orange aromas from the zest. Citrus notes, honey and pepper. Pretty much the same for the taste, but milder. The wheat comes out in the finish. Pretty good overall, but missing a little balance to be a nice Saison.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
22 oz bottle at the Hart House Craft Beer Festival, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear amber with a small white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has big Belgian spice, with citrus, soft hops, earth and pale malts. The flavour is lightly sweet with a moderate spiciness and subtle hoppiness. The finish is lightly spicy with malts and earth. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent, but somewhat simple, saison. Light and refreshing for summer, but not overly complex. 2014-07-31

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4989) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle - Citrus, fruity esters and spice. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Light malts, light fruit and some citrus, with a bit of yeast in the finish. Basic but nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1350) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Blonde dorée au col de mousse blanche, le nez étant de céréales blondes, de paille, avec un peu d’orange pour garnir. La bouche est sèche, avec un peu de fruits à la fin, le côté typiquement poivré des saison, bien que tardif ici, est bel et bien présent. Un peu aqueux sur les bords. Une saison mince, sèche, désaltérante mais implacable, aux malts dominants face aux houblons. Agréable, presque délicieuse même, mais sa relative originalité ne la sert que pour un temps ; au final, elle est facilement surpassée.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours amber with next to no head. Nose of hops, honey and roasted malts. Bitter hops, with the same in the aftertaste, honey flavour, malts, and citrus on a long draw. Meh.


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