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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9261) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
750mL bottled on Oct. 2013, drunk 4/12/14
Fantastic appearance. Lightly hazy deep straw body has a well-retained white head and plentiful lacing. Tons of bubbles coursing up through the liquid and the beer even begins to gush lightly.
Holy crap. Is this beer brewed with hot dogs??? That is one hell of a rauch nose. Incredibly greasy bacon, grilled hot dogs and just tons of smokiness. Oily as all hell. But, of course, endearing as all get out. It never falls off, either. At the end of the glass, it still smells like a hot dog. No flaws or alcohol detected.
The flavor, thankfully, is much more complex, lending a very saison-like acidity and very estery fruitiness to the finish, following the rauch malts. Smokey, but not too sweet, thankfully, and with a wonderfully tight, engaging carbonation that helps break up some of the smoke. If you arent a smoked beer fan, youre not going to like this, but if you can handle some smoke, the fruitiness and pale malt sweetness balances the smoke and some moderate acidity helps to balance. Probably just a tad on the sweet side, overall, with some definite sugary overtones, but I’m not sure this beer would work if it was super dry. As is, it’s delightfullly drinkable and on account of the low alcohol, the sugars are the strongest palate fatiguer here. I think theyre pretty easily balanced by all of this lovely Belgian ester character, black pepper, white pepper, even some pears and pineapple. I drank the whole bottle very greedily and could certainly have kept going. This is a hell of a session beer. I’m pretty tired of bone dry, hoppy session ipas with little differentiation from the next one. Absolutely characterful, innovative and just all around well-made. A rare treat, and I’m overjoyed (but not surprised) that this great brewery is still putting out top-notch and thoughtful beers. And Ernest approved?? Wow. Must be on to something. Mmmmmmm....hot dogs....
Thanks so much for the opportunity to try this, Martin

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
09.04.2014, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh floral, slightly smoked light malts, hay, flowers, citrus, grass, weeds, hints of sugar and smoked ham. Taste is slightly sweet floral, light malts, flowers, sugar, hay, weeds, grain, hints of minerals and smoke. Little bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. For being only 3,8% ABV, this is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4456) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Spicy yeasty aroma has the tart-peppery-spicy character typical for gherkin, some wheat malt, hints of quince, smoky overtones. Taste is initially minimally sweet wheat malty, slightly fruity, with a quince note, a touch of mandarine, slightly tart, moderate smoky overtones, later more and more dry, the smoke is less integrated and transforms to ashy. Resembles a lighter version of Viking Gose. I love this combination of wheat, smoke and tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - MAR 9, 2014
February 28, 2014. 750mL bottle at WVRST. Smoked hickory aroma. LIttle head. Clear golden colour. Absolutely phenomenal bottle label. Smoked hickory flavour with underlying weisse and farmhouse flavours. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AwaKe (65) - Laval, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Achetée en bouteille au Délires du Terroir. Sans vérifier j’ai acheté une bouteille embouteiller depuis plus d’un an. Résultat, elle était particulièrement ’’flat’’, sans mousse ni effervescence. Légère dentelle le long du verre. Heureusement qu’il y a un petit goût de fumée car la bière est peu goûteuse, houblonnage subtil, peu d’alcool. Texture très intéressante, bière légère et très rafraîchissante mais somme toute un peu décevante compte tenu du prix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle, it pours a cloudy yellow with a thick head that dissipates quickly. Smells of grain, yeast, and citrus, but very mild. Very creamy beer. A bit of smoke, but a lot of yeast and bread. Some light citrus notes. The creamy feel lasts even after the beer is gone, but it feels clean. Really light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours hazy yellow straw gold with quickly settling white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is wheaty, smoky, mildly tart/acidic, ham. Flavor is smoky, wheaty, mildly tart, with a smoky finish and yeasty aftertaste. Soft carbonation, light body, and juicy texture. A smoky, wheaty saison. Interesting, non-traditional, not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Super Cool hybrid beer. Lightly smoked, light Alcohol, Sour. Awesome complexity with low alcohol. Picked it up at Bières du Monde in Aylmer

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