ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tom10101, thanks!
Aroma is fairly phenolic with pepper, coriander and lemongrass. Moderate citrus note with some light pear and floral esters.
Pours a slightly cloudy very pale yellow with a thick, pillowy white head that slowly recedes but has fairly good retention. Faint legs with moderate esters.
Flavor has a light sweetness with a nice citrus note upfront. Some light graininess and oat flavor. Medium light spice nor s of pepper and coriander; the spice is lighter than in the aroma. Hints of floral esters and medium pear note. Medium bitterness, but fairly smooth. Very faint floral hop flavor. The finish has a touch of lingering bitterness as well as a hint of pepper.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Water has a nice soft character to it and adds a nice dimension to the beer.
Overall another very enjoyable Saison from our brothers to the north. The water quality reminds me of Hill Farmstead and the phenolics and esters are well balanced. I personally enjoy my saisons with a bit of funk, but this is a nice clean one.
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-yellow body, large white head, dense soapy lacing. Bright floral, grassy, citric, and peppery notes. Clean, classic saison character. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, refreshing finish. Not overly complex, but tasty.
Bretteux (174) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bouteille de 750ml acheté à Frelighsburg Qc,Une bière qui ma laisser toute même sur mes attentes car j’en avais des grandes .Peut-être ,que se n’étais pas une bonne journée pour se genre de déguste qui sais mais je lui redonnerai une autre chance vu la renommé de la brasserie pour sa constance et la grande qualité de ses bières
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour I hazy yellow with nice white fluffy head and good lacing. Aroma is clean saison yeast, peppery, light grassy notes. Taste is peppery, grassy, crisp malts, well attenuated. Low body and good carb. Very good drinkability and refreshing.
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Clear bright golden with a nice white head. Pungent green, grassy, lightly peppery hops, quite a bit of yeast and bread dough, light esters and phenols, a touch funky, well-executed. Medium body and full, pillowy effervescence. A nice blend of esters, phenols, green, grassy hops, bitter green herbs, light yeast notes and a touch of funk; dry with decent bitterness and a pleasant, estery, fruity, peppery finish. Nicely done.
ipamonger (69) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer, super floral and fruit aroma as soon as it exits the bottle. Wonderful tartness to this saison (being a fan of gueuzes). I tasted this without any proper way to take notes or record my impressions, but will do so hopefully again with this beer. Really satisfying, refreshing saison.
kbudd19 (595) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Tommy, thanks man! Honey yellow pour, loads of carbonation, my glass is filled to the brim with white frothy head. Aroma of bananas, lemon, yeasty. Flavour is mild lemon, a little bit herbal, some mild hop presence towards the back, a nice crisp semi dry finish. Overall a well balanced, flavourful saison.
melies (12) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fût, Couleur paille, subtile nez de malt. En bouche, on reconnait clairement la malt d’une lager, on reconnait les épices d’une saison. Finale sèche. Très agréable.
UM02 (303) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant malty tasting saison that lacks some character and complexity. I can taste the mixed grains of the malt but not a lot of the other flavours that one usually gets in a saison. A good beer but did not quite meet my expectations. Not nearly as good as the Saison du Tracteur from Le Trou du Diable that I reviewed yesterday.
Eructoblaster (3015) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Cloudy blond body with lively carbonation and an average white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with citrusy, grainy, and honeyish hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, coriander, and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, dry bitter/herbal finish. Enjoyable and well done.