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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison rustique aux délicats arômes de houblons herbacés et épicés.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (736) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (240) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This authentic Saison lays out citrusy fruitiness, delicate banana esters and persistent herbal hop bitterness in a lean, 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.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (890) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1269) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Belle couleur paille, effervescence importante. Au nez, on ressent les épices (surtout poivre noir, qui apparaît plus tard en bouche). Elle dévoile une belle profondeur, libérant des notes de poires et de pommes. Une saison typique, l’un des meilleurs exemples au Québec, elle est invitante, puis savoureuse comme on s’y attend. Un des fleurons de Dunham.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melies (12) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
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.


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