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


on tap

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3859) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2016
This peach colored saison was highly carbonated, and topped by a thin, fizzy head. Earthy, crackled grain aroma punctuated by perfumey notes, and some yeasty esters. On the palate this one is desirably grainy and earthy, and a bit flowery. There are a lot of esters swirling around this one, and some perfumed flavors are intermingled with a thin whisker of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmalaher (201) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Tasted on tap at Wolf in the Fog in Tofino, BC. A nice saison, clean and crisp with some wheat beer flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdleedahl (192) - , 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6253) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cobaink2 (450) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1540) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - 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 (198) - 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 (1389) - 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.

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