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Dunham / Hopfenstark / Le Trou du Diable - Pitstop to Portland

Dunham / Hopfenstark / Le Trou du Diable - Pitstop to Portland
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Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Saison
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Collabeeration between Hopfenstark, Le Trou du Diable and Brasserie Dunham. Originally brewed for the 2013 Vermont Brewers Festival. Half sour saison dry-hopped with Galaxy and Calypso hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
In short: A smooth doughy fruity blonde Saison. Very good.
How: Tap at Station Ho.st (Hopfenstark Montreal taproom).
The look: Partially cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is very rustic, very nice exotic fruity esters, cobweb, some freshly squeezed apples. In mouth the beer has a doughy-juicy texture and a soft carbonation. Taste is rather soft, cookies soaked in exotic fruits juice, mild honey flavor although strangely almost no sweetness sensation, light notes of soft creamy white cheese. Not much bitterness to speak of. Very round and smooth. This is a soft beer that still manages to personality of its own despite its low intensity. And if you google “How can I drink beer ” and google autocompletes with its most common search phrase “while I sleep” it is because of me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
En fût. Verre de 10 oz chez Vices & Versa (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité avec une pointe d’épices. Apaprence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût citron et de céréale avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5119)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at Festibière de Québec. A lightly veiled straw with a resilient white head. Aroma is tart, unripe fruit. Flavor is fruit, sweet, finish is unripe fruit, tart. Light body, average carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Elle blonde, légèrement embuée, est-ce par l’écart de température? Un mince voile la recouvre et une dentelle éparse se dessine. Un nez de houblon, d’agrumes et d’herbes. C’est acidulé en bouche et principalement par le citron et aussi, une amertume dans les règles de l’art. Elle me semblait plutôt aqueuse. Pour moi, il n’y a aucune des trois brasseries qui se distingue. Est-ce une marque de réussite ou de compromis? (766-080813)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Saint Bock. Pours a hazy golden yellow-orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruit, apricot, bready malt, floral hops, flowery spices. Flavor of light, tart fruit, bready malt, peppery spices. Tasty, light, very palatable, just like a saison should be. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
on tap at festibière de québec. pours hazy light yellow with a very nice white head, good retention and lacing. delicate fruity notes - peaches, apricots and mangoes. lactic acid, saison spiciness, some cucumber and ginger freshness, bit of yogurt, flowers. lively carbonation, light body, dry, lightly acidic and fruity-citrusy finish. very good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Pour is hazy golden white nice white head. Aroma of light citrus, fruity, sweet malts, light bubblegum. Taste is a bit swet, little sourness, bitter hops, citrus, fruits. body is a bit heavy for what it is. mediukm carb. not bad but not memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1584) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at Festibière. Pours blond with low-med white head. Aroma is of sweat, fruits, flowers. Taste is of sourness, malt, slight acidity, weird stuff. Palate: light body. Overall: The sour touch and fruits are interesting; the rest not that much. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
On tap @ Le Bateau de Nuit (Québec). Clear yellow with a medium mostly lasting white head and heavy lacing. Aroma of peaches, mild sourness with herbal and floral notes. Taste is slightly sweet with peaches, lactic presence, mild sourness and floral notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean mouthfeel, slightly dry. Good fruity and lactic Saison. Refreshing and drinkable. The Saison character is a bit hidden though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2407) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Station Ho.st on August 5, 2013. Blonde foggy little head. Sour citrus hoppy aroma, a little mild. The taste is a bit the same, but drier, slightly more fruity herbal, slightly bitter. This is a beer to tame in no time!


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