Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Saison
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our interpretation of this Southern-Belgian farmhouse ale employs a long-grain bill and the addition of freshly-ground black pepper to the Brew Kettle. We use the versatile Ardennes yeast from Belgium, adding notes of bubblegum, banana and cloves to this Saison’s sturdy malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3537) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a clear bright orange/golden with a thin white head. Aroma is very mellow but has mild soft spice and hints of fruit and wheat. Flavor has tangy fruit atop light wheat and spice...very mild all around...just a touch vegetal. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/tangy/minerally finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours hazy, golden amber. Thin, frothy white head. Aroma of dough, lemon, clove, banana, a hint of blue cheese. Taste is tart, citrus, with underlying earthy qualities. Medium body. Thin, watery texture. Average carbonation. Lingering citrus and clove finish. Mild, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Pours an orange shade of yellow with a large white head, which largely remains. Aroma is lemon, herbs and pepper. Taste is slight green apples, slight pepper and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
draft at the Churchill. Pours brown with a white head. A bit of funk on the nose. A bit of hoppiness on the tongue but missing much of the funkiness and barnyard you expect with the style. finishes clean. Eh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redbeered (13) - GREECE - OCT 3, 2015
bottle: pours clearish copper amber, with a thick creamy off-white head, leaving good lacing on glass................malty, a little yeasty, slightly spicy, maybe a little banana in the aroma .......medium body with an even smooth bitterness and a lingering spiciness, light to medium carbonation..........a great example of the difficult to define saison category

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (903) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. Slightly cloudy amber pour with a small head. Aroma is bread, sweet candy, subtle banana and spices. Flavour is fairly light and sweet, bready notes with some fruit and a hint of black pepper that comes forward as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle.A: Cloudy burnt gold with a thin white head. Lacing.N: Straw, peppercorn, wheat, biscuit, lavender, coriander, banana, clove, green apple, and a fair amount of grist.T: Funky, sweet, and tart.M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol. Almost watery.O: Decent saison. Good flavors but it?s lacking what someone like Logsdon does.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Hazy golden with creamy white foam. Nose has fruit and dusty yeast. Taste has grains, bread, some sweetness and light fruit. Dry finish with grains and yeast notes. Nice mouthfeel, softer bodied. enjoyable and simplistic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (346) - - JUL 29, 2015
Light orange clear body withy a foamy white head. Clean grassy aroma. Yeasty grassy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1003) - CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with a short, short-lived off-white head, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: Belgian yeast, citrus, light banana, mild green apple. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild black pepper, very mild tart. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly funky dry finish. (3/5) Admittedly I went into this with high hopes, but it didn’t quite deliver. At least, not to the same extent that their IPA’s do. Pleasantly mild black pepper spiciness dovetails nicely with mildly tart and funky fruit. Good, but not great. (14/20)

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