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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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
light sour fruit aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour,sour malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5959) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (5775) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
draft @ delirium ( on september 15th 2013 ) hope iím rating the right versioon, if not, let me know ! pours rather clear blonde, smell is unintence. taste is grainy, hay, somewhat bitter. better than the midium saison, but still, not my fav style

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with nice solid rustic Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a great mix between some rustic malt notes with floral undertones and semi-sweet rustic Belgian malt. Light peppery and yeasty finish. Body is about average with great carbonation. Well done with good level of drinkability and great work on the fruity ester originating from the yeast strain.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5520) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Very clear gold pour, white head. Aroma is peppery, saison yeast, grassy hops, fresh bread, a light stone fruit aroma is present as well. Quite classic saison, well done. Flavor is bitter, lots of grainy, husky, barley flavors with fresh pepper and a hoppy finale. Palate is good, well carbed, quite refreshing but with a nice full body. Very glad to see them finally bottle one of their saisons, Iím of the opinion that these guys know this style well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by joes. Hazy orange colour with a huge white head. Smells fruity, fresh, yeasty, quite nice. Tastes fruity, fresh, apricot, sweet, love it. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5473) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a massive white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grains and fruits with a bold grassy and herbal notes. Taste is light fruits up front followed by an intense grassy and herbal hop bitterness that ends with a slightly yeasty finish. Light to medium body with intense carbonation leaves a nice feeling on the palate. Well done and tasty brew that is definitely recommended for a tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5403) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2015
750mL bottled 5/27/15, drunk 10/20/15.
Big pop from the cap, followed by a highly clear, brilliant, sparkling golden liquid issuing forth. A very large white head sits atop with strong retention. Sediment left behind on the bottom. So far so good.
Wow, that is refreshing to smell....after nearly being beaten in to submission by sour saisons, barrel aged saisons, fruited saisons, non-saison saisons, American saisons, etc....I think this is actually a saison! Baked bread, dough, black and white pepper, delightfully spicy hops and very low fruitiness, with light mustiness, earthiness and cellar qualities. Very light malt qualities overall, or I should say, nicely attenuated. The only drawback/flaw I found was a fairly prominent compound from what I associate with adjunct sugar fermentation (sort of vaguely vanillin-cotton candyish); not sure the culprit, as I canít imagine they used candi sugar. Could just be too much dextrose in the bottle conditioning. No alcohol noted.
In the mouth, the beer follows from the nose. Delightful baked grains, honey and a near perfect amount of bitterness/hop apparency. Noble hops galore, with none of the American-hopped saison madness traits. The attenuation is spot-on, being more dry than Dupont (though a bit less hoppy too keep the balance) and about on par with Blaugies. Delightful phenols, no alcohol and a wonderfully creamy, tightly carbonated, unfiltered texture. A touch of vanilla/cake icing-like flavor and perhaps just a bit of vegetal character from the hops, but these are nitpicked very minor qualms. By and large this is a fantastically drinkable saison in the best sense of the word. One Iíd happily put right up with the best Belgian/French examples. Been a LONG time since Iíve had what was once one of my favorite breweries on the East Coast and itís good to see that they are still absolutely killing it! Cheers and thanks for the bottle, Youri!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
bottle, awesome saison, lots of flavors, high complexity and nothing disjointed, all the flavors work very well together, lots of fruity notes and some grassy bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5302) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dany. Poured a clear gold body with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly peppery with grains, yeast, cloves and some banana. The flavor isnít quite as good as the aroma with notes yeast, light lemon citrus, toast, grains, bubble gum and white pepper. Body is super delicate, light carbonation and an averge duration on the finish. Solid beer.


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