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


on tap

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redbeered (9) - GREECE - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
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 (805) - 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 (1483) - 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 (3014) - 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 (327) - - 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 (915) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (92) - - JUN 25, 2015
Banana aroma with subtle malt and spice. White head that dissipates quickly. Yeast, malt and subtle fruit favors. The pallet is light with a spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2184) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Found it boring and too bland. Not enough fiery ester business going on to be remniscient of great Belgian saisons. No trademark pepper and coriander in great quantities. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a thick soapy head. The nose is light and has light lemon and orange peel notes, a bit of spice and floral hop notes. Refreshing, well balanced and easy to drink just too boring for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (844) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
A nice saison from Driftwood! Has the funky earthiness you’d expect along with coriander and a nice hoppy spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
climberbob (307) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Bright golden color. Minimal aroma. Tartness on the front. Some bready yeast notes. Mild hops. Grassy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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