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Dunham Saison du Pinacle

Brewed by Brasserie Dunham
Style: Saison
Dunham, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Saison houblonnée au Citra, Simcoe, Topaz et Sylva ! Hopped-up Saison with Citra, Simcoe, Topaz and Sylva

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
750 ml bottle bought at Espace Houblon in Saint-Eustache (Québec) on November 5, 2015. Hazy gold, small head. Very dry hoppy citrus aroma, some nice spiciness. Spicy dry grapefruit taste, very bitter, dry refreshing finish. A pinnacle of taste!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4615) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Fresh bottle (2015) from YouriLevesque, drunk 10/27/15.
I’ve loved Dunham immediately since finding them at an Extreme Beer Fest back in 2012 and it’s great to finally get a bottle to try. Perfect pour, every bit as good as Dupont and the like; massive, wonderfully well-retained white head tops a sparklingly golden-maize body with high clarity, leaving sediment behind in the bottle.
YES. YES. YES. This is just an amazing mix of poop and bright, delicate hops. Incredibly sniffable, wonderfully fragrant and just full on farm. I suppose not everyone loves sulphur as much as I do, but I guess that’s just where I’m at; I like the smell of poop in my beers. How did I get to this point?? Wonderfully attenuated pils malts provide light honey, there are delicate notes of lavender and other perfumed notes. The hops all combine to give a very Sorachi Ace-like impression and I don’t know if they’ve changed their hop varieties, but I don’t get simcoe or much citra at all (topaz seems plausible and I have no idea what sylva is). Down to the last drop in the bottle, it smells lusciously rustic and there’s no heavy brett nor really any one single note that dominates. Just a lovely mix of house character that is absolutely charming.
The flavor follows suit and the attenuation is spot-on, leaving the beer dry, but not intensely so, with enough honey-like sweetness to balance the hops. The only thing holding this thing back from near-perfection is a bit too much hop acidity building up on the finish. It’s not obnoxiously piney or cuttingly citric, but just a slight surplus of bitterness that the palate dosent quite know what to do with. Still, this is right up there with the greats and I hope all of my saison-head friends that haven’t tried this get out there and do so ASAP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. The lemony aroma stands out from background banana and egg drop soup, and subtle grass and fresh lime (the latter strengthens late). The beer is clear and oily with a yellow hue and a big, foamy, white head that has good retention and excellent lace. The taste is a medium sweet and a light bitter. The thin, oily texture has fuzzy, creamy carbonation and a medium body. Pastry bread, honey, lemon, and lime characterize the profile which finishes with a mellow, peppery zip and leaves an aftertaste of clean pepper and mild pastry dough.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (273) - - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle at Bar Volo. Translucent golden yellow with fluffy white head. Tart and sweet and sour lemon and hint of straw, hint of tart grape in the nose. Dry biscuit and straw flavours. Lingering candied lemon flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow in color with an off-white head. Citrus, biscuit, hay and slightly spicy notes in aroma. The funkiness is there as well. Citrus fruityness and green bitterness in taste. Some sour aspects too. Very dry finish with some quite nice spicy tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VincentDamon (412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bière blonde, exhaussée d’une mousse crémeuse. Nez puissant et invitant où se mêlent les effluves de fruits tropicaux, de poivre, d’ananas et de pommes. En bouche, c’est une explosion de houblons. Saveur de fruits tropicaux encore, amertume tranchante. Belle complexité, belle présence. Texture intéressante aussi. Mélange de sucre et de houblons. J’adore. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (411) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
de couleur jaune voile avec un peu everfesssance . On n’a des note résinaux étoiles c est très dominant avec un côté floral. C est très sec en bouche le résinaux domine en bouche.on n’a une bon e amertume en bouche .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (660) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy pale gold with a creme coloured head. On the nose, lots of lemony citrus, the usual Belgian yeast related wet concrete smell,and lemon juice. The nose is impressively lemon heavy. Taste wise, again lemon juice/zest notes, mineral bitterness, and yeasty notes that lead into substantial mineral hopping with some light resinous notes, light vegetal notes, and lots of citrus pithy notes in the finish. It’s a little heavy on the metallic variety hops, but it’s still darn solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Draught@Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Hazy yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some mild funky and herbal notes. Flavour is citrus, some herbal notes as well as wooden and mild yeasty notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
procraste (304) - FRANCE - AUG 6, 2015
Que de gaz à nouveau. colonne très active de fine bulles au centre.Arômes acidulés et herbeux très délicats mais en même temps bien présents. Notes épicées en fin de bouche. Léger poivre. Puis aussi, une très belle amertume nette et tranchée. Une chouette bière, discrètement généreuse.

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