codfishh (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy yellow, thick fluffy white head, aroma is lemons and crackery malt. Fruity taste more lemons, dry peppery finish some light Brett funk. Medium body high carbonation. Great saison!
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This authentic Saison lays out citrusy fruitiness, delicate banana esters and persistent herbal hop bitterness in a dry, comfy, and very drinkable vehicle.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sizeable head of foam stays atop the misty straw gold.
-The mouthfeel is nicely dry and airy.
-Can’t say I would have detected the rye and oats if they hadn’t been on the label, but the spiciness is obvious once noted.
-The flavor profile is intricate yet rustic.
ineedbeer (931) - 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.
czar (4768) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours almost cloudy and bright golden with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. aroma is spicy, citrus, very light toasted cereals, hint of sweetness. grass and citrus - medium hopping, short to medium long grapefruity finish. medium body - oily, fizzy and soft carbonation. very nice offering here! citrus and light funkyness with fresh cereals and spices.
aumax1 (267) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bouteille de 750ml de blonde. arome de pamplemousse et fruit tropicaux. au gout c’est frais, petite acidité bien équilibrée avec un belle petite amertume et notes de citron
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Volo. Thick looking cloudy orange with a large and lasting fluffy beige head. Soft aroma, vague tree fruit and mild spice, a hint of alcohol and mineral funkiness. Taste - wow - malty, yes, but loaded with dried spice, yeast, and an almost chalky mineral character that I frigging loved. Thick, airy, dry, with no real aftertaste, just gooooood. Not for every - but it is for ME!
BiereLuc (997) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière pâle avec des arômes houblonnés, fruités et épicés. En bouche, l’équilibre est parfait entre les saveurs qu’on avait pressenties. La principale qualité de la Brasserie Dunham réside en son savoir-faire en ce qui a trait au dosage des houblons, peu importe le style qu’ils interprètent. J’avais adoré la version 341ml, mais je trouve que le format de 750ml va à merveille à cette bière de soif / de luxe / de bonheur. Une saison dangereusement rafraîchissante!
DuffMan (7140) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Lovely bright yellow body with a very lively head that demanded an incremental pour. Aroma is lightly funky with earthy and lemon peel notes. Crackery pale malts allow the delicate funky and yeasty notes to shine, some lemon peel, some peppery spice in the finish (I just noticed there is rye in here-- makes sense). A delicious quaffable saison.
fbernier (2) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with friends. Pours a golden liquid with medium white head. Smells Brett yeast. Taste is funky. Very tart mouthfeel. Well balanced and very drinkable.
punkska101 (1030) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Flaveur d?ici A: herbacy, pepper App: hazy blond small white head with good lacing. T/p: light body with medium long acidic finish with sharp bitterness. Moderate carbonation. O: pretty good. highly drinkable could have been a little more complex and carbonated. would consider buying it again.