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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - MAY 28, 2014
May 19, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Very pale golden yellow. BIg fluffy white head. Straw and lemon nose and flavours. Very refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4292) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7779) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3279) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light gold, attractive white head, really just about the perfect looking beer. Aroma is pale malts with a delicate balance of yeast driven spice and some subtle grassy hopping on the finish. Flavor here is a match. I can’t adequately describe how perfectly balanced everything is in this beer - it all just hangs together perfectly, and hits a great mix of being complex yet "drinkable." A truly superb saison.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2167) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesifflebiere (1250) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
D’un blond éclatant, formant une copieuse mousse blanche, elle libère des notes de céréales fraîches et de houblons. Mince et effervescente, elle est sèche en bouche, délivrant en toute finale ses touches poivrées caractéristiques des saisons belges. Savoureuse, relativement complexe, elle est fidèle au style tout en étant à part sur le marché québécois. Une merveilleuse addition à la série des Sainte-Réserve, désaltérante mais excessivement délicieuse à la fois. Un pur bonheur.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yeyeboy (8) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Excellente saison! Très goûteuse et rafraîchissante! Un bon goût d'agrumes et une amertume franche! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear straw with a long-lasting white head. Smells of cereals and spice. Tastes like cereals, pepper, earth, salt. Light, but sharp bitterness. Light-bodied, resinous mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
750 ml bottle. Hazed golden orange with a puffy white head. Nose is lovely roses, wheat, lavender, honey and lime zest. Crisp and creamy with a tickling sparkle, a joy to drink. Taste is subtly sweet nutmeg, grain, lemon peel, tangerine and wintergreen. Better than the brewpub Cuvee des Fleurs; my new #2 saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (885) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Dorée-orangée, limpide, avec un col de mousse moyen qui laisse une fine dentelle sur le bord du verre. Nez levuré avec une touche légèrement épicée. En bouche, la levure belge mène le bal avec des notes fruitées – teintées d’agrumes – et du bubble gum bien chewy. La finale est sèche, mais pas trop. Le dosage est exact et précieux dans cette bière. Voilà une saison, tout ce qu’il y a de plus traditionnel, qui ne devrait avoir aucun complexe vis-à-vis des meilleures en provenance de Belgique.


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