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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Winnipeg, Canada
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Savourez une biere brassee a la francaise a partir d’orge et de ble maltes, du houblon Goldind et d’une levure speciale.


oakbluff's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (413) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JUL 8, 2012
Bomber- last bottle on hand. Sampled early July so aged about 5 months. Poured out into a Stone shake with a crazy eight finger head. Snow white, sparkling head with dish soap lacing. Sweet citrus and pepper nose. Taste- pears, apples, slightly herbal and bitter with a balances sweetness at same time. Carbonation not as lively as the massive head would suggest but still adequate. Very refeshing on a hot Manitoba July day. glad I saved a bottle. I do hope HP makes this again next year.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltser85 (220) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Poured a dark golden with a large white foamy head. Very well carbonated, very effervescent. Nice aroma’s upfront. Some peppery notes, barnyard notes, some lemon grass as well. As it warms, more banana and slight clove notes emerge. Lemony citrus notes as well. Taste is similar. Some hop bitterness and spice on the back end. Very effervescent, but a bit heavy at times. Would have enjoyed a bit brighter beer. Still solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy peach pour with a large white head. Aroma of soft fruits, bread and yeast, and some light spicy notes. Flavour is fruity, apricot and soft citrus, with wheat, yeast, subtle hops and a bit of spice. A little tart, and a little metallic. Could have used a little more sweetness in my opinion, but still great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
(650ml bottle) Courtesy of Ferris. Pours a huge, frothy head atop a highly carbonated, deep golden body. Nose of first yeast, mild vanilla and green leaf. Flavour is nicely crisp, solid tart hops and coriander. Very refreshing and lasting bitter alkaline finish through the finish. Enjoyable... Did Dave embroider the belt on the label?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
Surprisingly frothy with a wheaty & fruity aroma. Very smooth drinking and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle - Grassy and some barnyard and citrus lemon grass. Cloudy gold with a bubbly head that dissipates. Effervescent with some fruit esters, a little banana and herbs, and some spice. Not bad for the Peg, I would prefer a little brighter but still a good showing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden with white fluffy head and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is spicy, some coriandre, peppery, some yeast. Taste is a bit sweet for the style in my opinion. Some wheat, spices, some ligt apple notes, fruity. Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Lemon, apple cider, and straw aromas. Cloudy yellowish amber with very little off white head and no lacing. The taste has a nice sweet/bitter balance with prevalent farmhouse yeasts and breadiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Crystal clear gold body with a tall fluffy white cap floating on top, looks pretty much like the perfect beer from an 80’s beer commercial. Style normally doesn’t do it for me but this seems descent. Aroma is pleasant and mild, wheat, yeast, mild spice, apple, hidden sourness. Taste is the same but more aggressive. Big malty wheat, some lemon, spices without names, a sweetness lingers. When warmer light banana really shows up. This drinks fast...... to fast. I could drink the hell out of this beer. GOOD JOB HALF PINTS!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Bouteille de 650ml partagée par SlovakSniper, mille mercis. Bière blonde dorée-jaune avec une mousse blanche. Cette bière sent le sarrasin, le miel et la levure saison. La bouche est bien constituée, elle goute le miel de sarrasin, les fleurs blanches. Elle est sucrée ce qui par contre ne l’empêche pas d’être digeste. Une sorte de mauvaise triple mais une bonne saison. Je me demande ce que Gabriel Dumont en penserait ?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
(Courtesy of kbudd19. Cheers!) Une bière partagée avec rodenbach99. Une robe passablement dorée et finement embrouillée. Une tête qui complimente la paroi de mon verre. Un nez de pain aux grains rustiques, de levure poussiéreuse et de fleurs fruitées. Une sensation épicée qui me semble être attribuable aux céréales utilisées. Un goût typique de la levure Saison. Des envolées céréalières qui sont toujours aussi plaisantes. Des oranges amères et d’autres sensations fruitées. J’ai des houblons terreux dans le fond de ma gorge. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps de moyenne densité avec un apport convenable des bulles et une texture pratiquement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes à la fois amères et douces. Tout compte fait, à tête refroidie, une Saison légèrement plus douce que rafraîchissante. Malgré tout, une bière qui est dans son ensemble très intéressante.


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