asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh fruit aroma with vinous white grape and some citrus in front of faint spicy noble hops. Almost clear gold under a lacy, lasting, white cover. Peppery phenolic up front in the flavor in front of pleasant fresh grapes and spicy, herbal hops. Woody bitterness is subtle. Effervescent high carbonation, light body, faintly sour finish.
Quevillon (2339) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle purchased at La Saucisserie BAM (La Saucisserie Ste-Rose) in Laval (Quebec) on June 23, 2012. Blonde straw, medium head. Barley aroma sweet and fruity, with hints of spice. Taste of barley and herbs sweet but dry, slightly bitter, mild but tasty. A pure delight of summer!
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dave. Pours out an attractive golden color with a big white head. Aroma is of fruity esters, yeast, grainy bread and some lingering sweetness. Taste is fruity yeast, light earth, hay, citrus some grains. Solid.
pintbypint (2269) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml green bottle. Golden colour, pouring very clear. Impressive dense white foam is clingy and long lasting. Nose has sweetish orange and some lemon peel, grass notes build and spiciness emerges halfway through the bottle. Taste has citrusy fruitness, some floral notes, bready malt, light grassy hop taste and some yeast at the end. Pleasant bitterness with herbal/grassy notes, medium hoppy aftertaste, mild spice. Medium body, lots of carbonation. Well executed.
Damico (2202) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange, not really clear, with brighter white head and some lacing. The aroma is sweet, pleasant, with some subtle toffee and grassy notes. The flavor is sweet, smooth, and a bit of grassy saison yeast with almost vanilla notes, as Steve had suggested I got them right away! Pretty nice for a saison from Canada!
radiomgb (2143) - 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.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, I’m of the opinion that these guys know this style well.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Monde des Bières.
Appearance : Clear yellow with rocky white foamy head. Long head retention. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Lots of saison yeast. Slightly rustic. Crisp floral noble hops. Light fruity notes. Chewy malts. Yeast signature is very present.
Taste : Noble hops with light citrusy notes. Quite yeasty with moderate spices. Finish slightly bitter with noble hops aroma and lots of yeast. Persistent yeast notes accompanied by the hops bitterness.
Palate : Carbonation is rather generous but not aggressive.
Overall : Very nice offering. Very elegant balance between the saison yeast and the noble hops. The yeasty notes could be tuned down a bit. Very drinkable and very refreshing. Reminds me a little bit of the Lupulus... but not as good.
matt7215 (2069) - 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
holdenn (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Andrew. Funky earthy aroma lemon. Clean and herbal. Light bitterness. Crisp but a little sweet and not as complex a as I’d hope. 8/3/7/3/15