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Style: Saison
Sherbrooke, Canada
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A blazing and mysterious brew resulting from a triple fermentation with wild yeast and generous hopping, offering complex flavours with a rustic flower bouquet. Style/Inspiration : Belgian Saison with Wild Yeast. Characteristic : 100% Quebec pils malt, Hallertauer and Williamette hops. Dry hopped. Brettanomyces Bruxellensis special fermentation. Bottle fermented. Color : Deep Gold / 6 SRM. Bitterness : Medium / 31 IBU. Alcohol 7.5% alc./vol. Serving 8-10C


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2012
500ml bottle - shared by the Quebec posse in Lithuania - thanks!
Slightly funky, but to me more spicy aroma. Soft and smooth, some dry bitterness. Full palate, very yeasty. Looked a bit home-brewy. Finish has a gentle bite of hops, but also some alcohol.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
Totally funked up bottle, picked up this year from La Duc. Brett gives big farm nose. This was a foamer. Big soapy head on golden yellow. Very mineral, a little acidic, aggressive carbonated. Just too funky for me, too many off flavours and strange bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy Wild Ale’s perfume of coniferous brettanomyces, biscuity cereals and floral hoppiness segues into prevalent doughy yeast.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the misty orange.
-The aroma is very enticing for Wild Ale lovers.
-The body feels hefty with time. Drinkability is also reduced by the overt doughy yeast presence in the flavor profile.
-A light greenness could come from the Québécois grains or wild yeast.
-The flavor profile lacks definition.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
2013-06-01. Hazy pastel yellow body, modest white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, light bretty funk, pale malt. Flavour is pleasant, lightly bitter, mild barnyardy funk. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Enjoyable. Bit mild overall. On tap at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
[5452-20130601] Sample. Fruity grains aroma. Hazy, light orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Fresh bitter lemon grains flavour. Medium body. Nice bitterness. (7/3/7+/4/15) 3.6
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
In short: A bright and perfumy brett extravaganza. Lovely (if you like wild ales).
How: Botttle 500ml, a few times. Fresh (good but needed time) then this rating for a 8 months old bottle.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose is unmistakably bretty, quite a brett-bomb actually that mingles well with the rest of the beer aromas, wild scented flowers, wild coniferous, wild many things. Quite an inviting aroma for the wild beer lover even if a bit on the perfumy side of things. Taste follows trough. Grainy dry cookies swimming in a yeast mixture that has a clean and very wild character (no drity barnyard here or horse blanket). Wild flowers and garden flower petals, a bit of girly persumy thing going on. My fresh bottle had a little bit too much residual sugars but it was all fixed with my 8 months old bottle. Body is very fluffy with an abundant expansive carbonation. With the discreet malt and dominant yeast, this is truly a beer for the wild yeast lover. An excellent wild ale, and I love to say Brettanomyces Bruxellensis when I language a rating because you are think I is good with vocabularizing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de coriandre et de brett. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fruits tropicaux en arrière goûté. (Rating #4273)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2012
23/VI/2012 - 50cl bottle @ De Bistronoom (Oostende) - BB: n/a (2012-647) Thanks to Christophe for sharing this bottle with us!

Cloudy blond to light orange beer, big rocky off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of varnyard, yeast, little flowery, grains, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little sour start, yeasty barnyard, soem grains, citrus, bit flowery, some urine-like flavours, but not really that bad. Aftertaste: citrus, barnyard, floral bitterness, yeast.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a super large foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of Brett and dry hops notes with light funky ester is quite wonderful. Taste is also a exquisite mix between some Brett notes with light barnyard notes which are well balance with some dry floral hoppy notes. Malt is semi-sweet and doesn’t take away too much form the wonderful aroma of hops and Brett but act as a solid backbone. Another wonderful treat from Boquebiere.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
bottle from VT, thanks! pours hazy, almost cloudy, with a nice white head, some retention. oranges, candi, lots of bretts, booze, light toastiness, yeasty - soapy. some sweetness - fairly malted. lively and soft crbonation, medium body, medium long herbal and citrusy finish. almost cloying, but did enjoy it!
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2011 Total Score: 3.3
on tap at brewpub. bright golden, decent head, some rtention and good lacing. bubblegum, woody, cotton candy, light grapefruity bite. average carbonation, light to medium body.


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