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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: 165   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 (6130) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1388) - 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 (11932) - 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 (175) - 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 (121) - 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_ (2786) - 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…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Tap. Deep golden body with an average off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus fruits, grain and wheat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonaition. A very nice Saison indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a yellow colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, grassy hops and some citrus. Flavour is very grainy with some floral hops, pear, grass and caramel. Medium bodied and a bit harsh and annoyingly high carbonation. Nothing fancy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large head. Spicy herbal aroma with earth and some fruits. Strong carbonation, yeast, toffee, and fruits on the flavor, mild spice notes and some hay. Balanced and tasty, hoped for more though.
4335

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3774) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
750ml bottle

Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of earthy notes, spices, yeasty notes, ripe fruits and citrus. Taste is ripe fruity, spicy and earthy with some yeastiness and grass. Finish is yeasty, ripe fruity and earthy with some spicy notes. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5697) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
75 cl bottle @ olio, bottled 08?.12.2013
Aroma has soapy citrus and apricot. Also some sweet fruity tones. Somewhat foamy palate. Flavour has some peppery spices, apricot, some citrus, hints of grapefruits and biscuits. Becomes grassy and herbal at the middle of the glass. Why are all these non-Belgian saisons so foamy?


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