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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: 170   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 (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Decent creamy white head. Hazy golden. Very smooth. A very nice saison

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5772) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, malt, wort, toffee, bread and cereals. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (419) - CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours clear deep gold with two fat fingers of pillowy white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate to heavy lacing (4/5). Nose is hay, banana, cloves, slight barnyard, grassy hops (9/10). Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter (9/10). Light to medium body, prickly sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish (4/5). Excellent. Very much a farmhouse style saison, yet I find it reminds me of a Belgian Tripel like Duvel. Some might dislike the somewhat aggressive carbonation, but I enjoy the additional crispness and sharpness it provides - no tongue coating here. The slight barnyard funk on the nose also turns into a decently sharp brett-like edge on the tongue, making this feel more bitter than its 35 IBU. Not sure I’d want to cellar this one much longer if that really is brettanomyces, though - it might get a little unbalanced. Best to drink this one on the fresh side, I think, and this one was just over six months old. Really very enjoyable and another example of a world-class Belgian style being brewed in Canada. (18/20)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2014
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Juicy aroma of coriander, marzipan and citrus. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Grain and dough joins the juicyness. Mild and harmonius.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imblind (1) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Impressionnante, ça fait presque du bien de boire une bière aussi bonne fait au Québec, Bravo!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1509) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT9 shared by joes. Clear yellow orange color with a big white head. Smells and tastes fruity, yeast, sweet and some herbs.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13479) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Tide & Boar. Clear golden color, medium white head. Nice farmhouse aroma of dusty apricots and peaches. Taste is fruity fresh hay, light peppery funk. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bretteux (177) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Cette saison à des levures belges qui rappel d’autre bières de la même série.Ceci dit elle est franche et sec mais des plus agréable à boire et à un pourcentage à 6% qui passe bien.Son prix est aussi abordable à 7.99 au Iga près de chez moi.Je vais la reboire avec assurance dans un court délais.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (268) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Man I’m really digging the DV series from Charlevoix. Pours a just-cloudy golden with a huge pillowy white head with great retention and lacing. Nose is lots of hay, earth and spice, banana and ethanol - that’s all I can pick up, though I know there’s other stuff floating around in there. Taste follows the nose perfectly, with a nice equal mix of lip-smacking dryness and alcohol warmth on the finish. mouthfeel is moderate with medium carbonation. These guys seem to make the best Euro beers in North America.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (3067) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy reddish golden with a huge frothy and tiny fizzy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky trace on the glass. Smell is estery, slightly phenolic and slightly floral with biscuits, banana bread, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, persimmon, dry wood and hints of lemon zest and sheet metal. Taste is tiny sweet, slightly bitter, estery and phenolic with white bread, ripe banana, black and white pepper corns, almonds, sheet metal, hay, dry soil, minerals, paper, pears and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, slightly dry, slightly astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter, estery and phenolic with white bread, unripe banana, pepper corns, sheet metal, pears, almonds, hay, minerals and lemon zest. Bit too heavy on the metal phenols and banana esters…


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