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

bottled
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Drew. Thanks, man! Pours a richer golden hue, a touch of darkness, some good glow with some nice carbonation. Frothy whitish head stays as a firm layer, laces ok. Aromas are firmly dry and gentle yeast, some bread, dough. Touches of apple, mellow spice, funk and florals. Initial is mellow bodied, some mellow bready and grainy malts, firm dryness and richer carbonation on the palate. Touches of florals, earth, apples and gentle pear. Middle is dry, crisp carbonation. Touches of spice, mellow sweetness as the beer remains quite dry overall. Finish is dry, a gentle spice, lively carbonation, and gentle tart lightly sweet fruit. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6137) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some wheat, citrus and pepper notes. The flavor is full of oranges and lemons as well as yeast and white pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Clear golden, medium rocky white head. Smooth fruity estery aroma swith pear and almond. Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. A pretty clean saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
14/IX/13 - on tap @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-850) Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the beer!

Clear pale amber beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: ripe fruits, bit funky, cultivated bretta, dairy, hay. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: metallic, grassy bitterness, dairy, funky, hay, weird touch, some marzipan. Aftertaste: funky, little sweet, floral, hay, pretty bitter and dry. I can’t help myself but I have the impression that this brewery is overly hyped. I’ve had several of the Dominus Vobiscum series, and none were as good as their RB scores would like you to think.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5585) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Bottled @ ZZT 9, small sample. Almost clear golden color, big frothy head. Aroma of spicy yeast, bit peppery, floewry hop. Bit sweet taste, bit caramel malt, bit dry. Slight estery. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Lightly hazy, dark golden color with a small white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of cloves, phenols, some hay, light spices, honey, and light alcohol. Taste of sweeter honey, some clove, hay, light spices, and a slightly sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft at mondial. Hazy honey gold, luscious head and lace. Aroma is floral, spritzy, and light. Orange blossom. Balanced--floral without being perfumed, fresh and friendly bitterness. Light, cheerful, solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (5216) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
pours hazy bright golden with a towering foamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. breadied malts, citrus, yet very herbal, spicy, floral, yeasty, light pepper, oranges, light vanilla. hint of sweetness - tad too malty. lively, medium body - oily, very nice short but fairly present citrusy finish - the kind that makes want another sip right away! charlevoix’s lupulus feeling here, hop-wise. just WOW.


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