olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: strong wheat notes , slight grassy feel with soft wheat wrap. Aromatic rendering of weizen.
Look: clear golden with large creamy off white top. Remnants of lace. Handsome.
Taste: full bodied. Golden malts blended with wheat softens on Belgian yeast. Nice play. I am not sure if I would put this under saison. Belgian wheat with American bend.
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Toronto Festival of Beer, July 26. Pours a clear deep gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy of-white head. Lovely aroma is herbal, spicy and yeasty along with plenty of fruit, honey and a good amount of hops. Big, delicious, slightly sweet flavour of honey, herbs, spices, yeast and light hops. Medium bodied. Fantastic stuff!
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale straw yellow pour. Lemon, pot pouri, straw hay notes in both aroma and flavor. Coriander herbal notes. Very flavorful Saison, a winner from charlevoix
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Beautiful white tower above the just as beautiful cloudy blonde pour. Fragrant, almost perfumey nose where cracker-like malts are quickly taken over by the intensely yeasty aromas that bring a broad fruit array, white dough and an intricate spicy complexity that bears more than a little of the Charlevoix house character (kinda lemony coriander-cinnamon notes surrounded by sweetish pie dough). In mouth, the larger than average bubbles feel authentic, if perhaps not as agressive than in many Belgian examples. The malt character is full, procuring a very forward breadiness that feels pastry-like and makes this Saison thicker than average, but agreeably so and still drinkable a plenty. It is accompanied by a serious hoppiness at the same time, adding citrusy notes and a limited, balanced bitterness that adds to the dryness perception when paired with the carbonation. Curious how one sip calls for another. They must have nailed this one pretty well, it has kept the distinctive Charlevoix character while highlighting nicely the contributions of each ingredients and remaining very drinkable. And the price tag feels easy enough at comfortably less than 10$ per 750 ml. That’s actually something I’ll buy regularly this Summer. A welcome addition to the already neat DV line.
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 July 29, 2012 - Toronto Festival Of Beers - draught at the Keep Six tent. Bright, clear, refractive and slightly oily gold with an average frothy fizzy white head (4-). Spicy classic saison aroma - fruity but not sweet, dry yeast - really nice (almost 8). Taste - pear, apricot, a little alcohol - but funkier, quite a nice bit of lemon and acidity. Average body, low-level carbonation, finishes reasonably quickly, slightly dry and acidic. Damned good beer.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to pushkinwow in trade, clear golden pour, soft white foam, has a sweet chardonnay nose with grainy, fruity, yeasty, flavors. Nice wildflower and some spices, good solid finish
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille verte de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons et de miel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblons et d’épices avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #4409)
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ olio, bottled 08?.12.2013
Aroma has soapy citrus and apricot. Also some sweet fruity tones. Somewhat foamy palate. Flavour has some peppery spices, apricot, some citrus, hints of grapefruits and biscuits. Becomes grassy and herbal at the middle of the glass. Why are all these non-Belgian saisons so foamy?