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

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
I wouldn't say this beer has the "sturdy" malt background it claims to have. It's actually quite light on the malt, and the bitterness isn't that enticing either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6036) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
From a 650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavor of white and black pepper. Smooth and crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cobaink2 (412) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours a deep Amber color. My impression is an amber beer with a coriander finish. A little too much caramel for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1493) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet grains, clove and slight tart, well balanced. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, grain, funky. Medium mouth pure sugar, spice, grain, lingering dry finish, ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3648) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCx240 (197) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redbeered (61) - 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


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