Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Lemon rind, dusty, earthy, spicy, rustic, this is a very nice saison. Very high carbonation.
Metalchopz (2606) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found at Marché Omni. Pours a very slight hazy, light golden colour with a big creamy white head that lasts a very, very long time and chunks out foamy lacing. The smell at first reminds me of my first Unibroue experiences when they started. Spicy nose (peppery) with the Belgian Ale yeast, mild grass and citrus. Beautiful mouthfeel with just a little dryness in the finish, from the hop. Not overly bitter with a 35 IBU, which works well for this one. Very well-balanced taste of milder spices with the rest. The fruity aspect of a Saison are here, but come in and out as it breathes. Goes down very nicely and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very clear golden/blond, with huge frothy white head. Very nice lacing. (note: second half of bottle poured hazy). Aroma is of citrus, spices, fruits. Taste is of citrus and spices. Fairly bitter. Interesting product, well balanced, refreshing.
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden yellow in colour with a long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is generously spiced, orange peels and some lemon, pepper, herbal. The flavour is herbal, lots of citrus, bready, hoppy. Spicy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, herbal, bitter.
Another excellent offering from Charlevoix. Very drinkable and thirst quenching.
750ml bottle from Marche Omni in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on July 11, 2012.
Gerbeer (2350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with full white head. Aromas of fruit (peach), light banana, light yeast, and malts. Fuller flavors of dried apricots, spice (coriander and white pepper maybe ginger and cinnamon), plus malts. Light bitter/spicy finish. fairly full bodied for a saison.
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks northropfrye for sharing. Pours a hazy yellow with tonnes of whipped cream like head. Sweet candy and pastry aromas. Flavours are sweet and citrus at first. Then hoppy and medicinal at the end. Nice stuff.
Gethinbeer (2302) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 Golden pour with a frothy white head and lace. Honey, malt spice aroma. Very sweet honey malt flavour with spice. Smooth texture.
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. slightly hazed golden with a big lasting white head. pils malt and yeasty esters in the nose. simple and elegant. very pure, true to style, old world saison. delightful
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Clear amber with velvet white head. Light hops, pepper, light funk. Light body and moderate carbonation, little sweet, becomes a bit tangy, easy to drink.
mathieuc (2178) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
More details to come later as I didn’t take the time to write down notes while bathing in the sun and drinking this. It’s official that there will be (many) repeat over the course of summer!