Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Saison
L’Assomption, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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It’s not a smoke beer. It’s not a tart Berliner Weisse. It’s maybe a weird saison. BerlinerRauchSaison. Yes! Low gravity beer with good presence of wheat. A small layer of smoke malt disappears after a few sips. And light tartness and spice from the Saison yeast. Refreshing and flavourful at the same time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Light yellowish pour from draft. Had this on draft at the Hopfenstark brewpub. Smokey for this style. Like beef jerky and lemon combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
more of a low boost smoked wheat beer than a saison. bit of herbal rustic earthiness too it. light. somewhat muddled campfire, earth, vegetal wheat, wet leaf combo. smoke character is enjoyable. perhaps a very subtle lemongrass presence. peculiar beer. a weird smoked low boost rew. drinkable while grilling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Pale golden, medium white head. Soft smoked aroma, some peppery notes. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, slighly tart, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Poured a murky golden with an off white head. Aroma of rauched malt, light fruit. Medium body, flavour is smokey, acidic and lightly citric.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8972) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri, Oslo
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, smoke, salt and yeast. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a long smoked, slightly salt and dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonaiton is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (563) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Un hybride de styles et de saveurs peu orthodoxe en théorie, elle prend tout son sens lorsqu’elle frappe le palais. Un nez de pain brûlé et fruité nous laisse croire à une bière très fumée en bouche, mais ce n’est pas tout à fait le cas. Oui les notes fumées sont présentes, mais elles sont bien équilibrées avec un aspect fruité et une douce acidité très agréable. Je n’en boirais pas 2-3 de suite, mais c’est un produit fort intéressant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold pour with a thin bubbly head, decent lacing. Aroma is spicy, BBQ, smoky. Taste starts off light, wheaty and slightly sour. Finish is smoked bacon. Thinner body with a higher carbonation, tad fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4550) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Landås, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy light straw-hued yellow body with a small white head. Nose is smoked meat, straw, mild citric tones, hints of mineral salts and wheat. Strange and enticing, I must say. Taste is strong salty mineral-and-smoked meat tones, straw, mild cellar must and faint citric tones in the back. Light body, medium to high carbonation. Very cool low-ish alcohol beer; experimental and flavorful while being refreshing and sessionable at the same time. I like!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9948) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rauchig, Schinken, würzig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich, leicht rauchig, Schinken, würzig, hefig, interessante Kombination aus Rauchbier, Berliner Weisse und Saison. Sehr gelungen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée à l’Épicerie des Halles à St-Jean. Dégustée le 18 mai 2013 (Tulip). Bière blonde très pâle, trouble/voilée. Mousse très peu, col mince et éphémère. Très très peu effervescente, bulles fines. Odeur de gingembre, de champagnette. Très douce, très peu sucrée, peu amère. Léger goût de fumée, un peu âcre. Manque de punch, un peu flat et plutôt fade. Je n’aime pas les bières fumées en général et celle-ci ne fait pas exception.

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