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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2009
Appearance: Red/brown body with a small white head. Aroma: Sour, malt, wheat, pepper, spices and some tartness. Flavour: Tart, bitter, cherry, malt and wheat and a tangy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
On tap at Brouhaha. Clear golden with a thin white head. Average retention. Aroma is malty with some spices, herbs and hops. Flavo is also malty with a slight touch of cognac, herbs, spices, fruits and hops. Medium to full body with a liquorous mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle, Mondiale 09. Dark orange/brown, small white head. Nice orange peel aroma, spicy. Taste is more strong orange peel, lots of malt, quite spicy and refreshing. A very nice saison/belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté au Brouhaha (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-dorée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’épices avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #2459)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle, Mondial 2009. Amber with a nice fizzy and creamy head. Aroma is yeast and some hops. Taste is quite sweet (brown sugar). Bitterness is faint but present all along and on the finish. Quite sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bu à Brouhaha pour leur premier anniversaire, le 4 juin 2009, en fut (12 oz). Ambrée claire, mince collet avec un peu de dentelle. Arome d’orge et d’avoine malté, avec des notes de vin licoreux. Goût d’orge et d’herbe gazeux, beaucoup de grains et une sensation houblonneuse, finission un peu amère. C’est bien mais c’est aspect champenoise qui ne m’agasse, mais autrement dit le score serait plus haut!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This eclectic Belgian-style Ale’s spicy perfume works wonders with the lean toasted caramel malts and the piney allusions brought forth by the cohesion of hop resins and champagne yeast.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear copper.
-The word "Saison" here does not allude to the known style, but rather to the fact that this is their seasonal brew.
-The body is velvety smooth and the flavor profile is super clean (as in all Charlevoix beers).
-This might be quirky because there is nothing like it, but it very drinkable and complex. Hard not to like it, actually.

On tap at the Mondial de la Bière and from the lagering tank at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
Aroma:Good floral aroma,spicy and yeastly... Apperance:Clear amber,good head... Flavor:Citrus and floral,spicy....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Verre de 12 oz, d’un fût au 1er anniversaire du Pub Brouhaha. Arômes de levure belge épicée et de malt sucré. Robe cuivrée et claire, belle mousse, effervescence moyenne. Bien ronde et maltée en bouche, le malt caramel et le sucre d’orge sont à l’avant-plan et accompagnés d’une touche de levure fruitée et épicée. Finale douce et légèrement sucrée. Gagnerait à être légèrement plus sèche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Tap at Brouhaha 1st anniversary party. Pours a deep copper amber with a frothy moslty white head. Aroma is yeasty, phenolic slight wine like, tannic, grapey, ligth dark caramel notes, and fruity esters- some apple. Flavor is slight malts, slight hops- phenolic yeast, wine-like, grape skin, and fruity esters gets slight solvent and fusel. Dry finish though, but a bit slick and astringent.

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