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Charlevoix Saison Champenoise (Festive)

Charlevoix Saison Champenoise (Festive)
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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Belgian Ale
Baie-St-Paul, Canada


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Belgian-style Ale brewed with American hops and fermented with champagne yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Pleasant aroma of hops, yeast and fruits. Good flavor of fruits, hops and yeast. The body is light with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. This is a well-done, enjoyable, belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
2010-03-08. Dark amber body with a large foamy beige head. Floral lightly spicy aroma, mild malty base. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest spice throughout, touch of lemon in the finish grows in the aftertaste and then dissipates. Moderate bitterness. 7+ Average palate is smooth and pleasantly carbonated. Pretty interesting, enjoyable. On tap at Brasseurs du Temps, Gatineau

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3886) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at Les Brasseurs du Temps (Gatineau, QC). Hazy amber body topped with a decent off-white creamy head. Nice, fresh malty/hoppy aroma with floral and herbal hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries floral and grapefruit notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
Glass, 16 ounces, draught, at Les brasseurs du temps, savoured on March 6 2010; eye: amber, clear, minimal effervescence, nice beige head, nice lacing; nose: malt, yeast, tropical fruits, caramel, spices; mouth: malt, yeast, tropical fruits, caramel, spices, “champagne”, finale in malt with presence of caramel and spices, medium body, good carbonation, lightly bitter and sweet, slick; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Verre, 16 onces, en fût, chez Les brasseurs du temps, savourée le 6 mars 2010; œil : ambrée, claire, effervescence minime, belle mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, levure, fruits tropicaux, caramel, épices; bouche : malt, levure, fruits tropicaux, caramel, épices, « champagne », finale en malt avec présence de caramel et épices, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère et sucrée, coulante; en résumé : bien aimé

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Rich golden-amber in colour with a lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is quite floral with some spice and a moderate sweetness. Flavour is very herbal, floral, caramel sweetness, quite bitter, some yeast. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes quite bitter, long and herbal.

A very floral and herbal Saison, not the best from Charlevoix but still pretty enjoyable.

Draught at Mondial 2009 in Montreal, Quebec.

Sampled on June 5, 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
On tap at Brouhaha. The color is amber with a very thick off white head and a lot of lace. The aroma is of malt. The taste also of malt and caramel and the sweetness of fruits. Very pleasant in the mouth and a good aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Clear amber with a creamy off-white diminishing head. Aroma of sweet caramel, mild cool-weather spices, heather and that lushly sweet Belgian-style yeast. The taste was quite sharp, slightly funky-sourish, pungently yeasty, with the sweet caramel malt pushed back a bit - it almost hinted at a mild flemish sour, with added grassy spiciness. Decent body, slightly astringent from the spiciness, pretty sharp carbonation, and a nice long yeasty-spicy finish, I put that down to the champagne yeast, it sure kept the mouthfeel rolling around nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12956) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
A golden amber ale with a thick off white head. A pleasnt sweet banana puree, with cinnamon, maple and ginger. In mouth, a nice sweet malt with maple notes, coriander, woody notes and warming alcohol. Impressing. On tap at Mondiale 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Tap at Vices et Versa. Pale amber beer. Thick sticky white head. The aroma is lovely. A very bright spiciness and a touch of herbal notes. There is a light fruitiness. Very lean, dry body with a dry spicy finish. A kiss of apricot and peach, but it is on the light side. Soft hoppiness on the back. Pretty solid really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
In short: A clean, slightly spicy and moderately toasted Belgian ale with a little je-ne-sais-quoi. Good
How: Tap at Brouhaha, Montreal
The look: Clear copper body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: A yeasty nose is citrus undertones. A little spicy. Some burnt grass. Some crisp caramel, fresh grass, citrus juice. Clean and refreshing. Fizzy carbonation I’m not sure what role the champagne yeast plays here but there a little “something” about this beer that cannot put into words. Good but not very good. Not an original brew but certainly doesn’t feel common either. One of the too-many pints I had at Brouhaha first anniversary party. But the way I see it, if God is truly watching us, the least I can do is be entertaining.

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