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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Saison
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Tap at Toronto Fest of Beer. Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit spicy and peppery. Some sweet pale malt and a little bit of soft honeyed sweetness. A little bit of lightly fruity flavour. A little bit sweet and chewy. It’s okay - but not great. Fairly honeyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, malt, wort, toffee, bread and cereals. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 My Bottom Line :
This intricate Saison’s display of flavors wows at every sip, showing off spicy hops, doughy yeast, orangey fruitiness and bready malts coalescing into a herbal hop finish awash in fluffy natural effervescence.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A fluffy head of foam settles atop the cloudy golden.
-This is intelligently spiced.
-Drinkability is sky high, as is authenticity.
-Citrusy angles appear here and there, and herbal hop bitterness develops with every sip. Perfect dosage, imho.
-This is not the kind of Saison that will explode onto your palate with tons of spices or hops; it is a nicely balanced one with an authentic flavor profile and mouthfeel which is meant to be quenching. Great job, Charlevoix!

Bottles.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8822) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle, shared with guests,(but I will be getting more to have all to myself). Pale yellow, hazy, with a towering bubbly head that shows excellent retention. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, maybe some hay, I don’t know-- I just want to drink it! Lovely profile that balances yeast, spice, and hops to create a delicate palate of flavours including chamomile, lemon peel, hay, light dough, and white pepper. Beautifully composed, refreshing, so nice. Man these guys can brew beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Tap at Hoppy Loft. Lemony, grainy, rich nose. Pretty deep golden color. Lemony, wheaty, creamy flavor. Nicely tangy, with orange. A bit too rich and malty for a saison, but a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8742) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large head. Spicy herbal aroma with earth and some fruits. Strong carbonation, yeast, toffee, and fruits on the flavor, mild spice notes and some hay. Balanced and tasty, hoped for more though.
4335

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
Draft @ Delirium. Dorée sur un léger trouble, col blanc épais. Arôme présente ce côté grains rappelant la drêche avec un côté levure et note de pomme. Malt discret et je note ici, un côté subtile de malt fumé tirant sur la bacon? ainsi que d’un grain spécial tirant sur l’épeautre. Palais est malté moyen, levure distincte avec encore une fois un possible mais minimal ajout fumé? Les houblons procurent un profil citronné suivi de suite par un malté pâle-caramel. Note aussi un fruité presque pomme et qcq esters qui pour moi est bizarre pour une saison. L’inspiration belge se fait présente avec une fin de bouche offrant un résiduel grain auquel je n’accroche pas. Reste néanmoins correcte.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8206) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Nice saison, heavy heasty aorma, acid and with a flavor that starts sweet then heavy yeasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4461-20120607] Tap. Light sweet yeasty aroma ha a little orange flower tinge to it. Hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Orange cream flavour has a bitter bite with quite a nice aftertaste. Medium body. Tasty and quite drinkable. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A sweet nose of honey and pepper. Big flavors: clean, peppery, light citrus, very dry yeast, refreshing. Very good. Dead on Saison.


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