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

bottled
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RATINGS: 147   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11736) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2013
75cl bottle. Lightly hazed apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lacto lemon, light smoke. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some smoked wood/meat. Light body, some effervescence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5177) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear yellow gold body with a fizzy thin white head that faded pretty quickly to a thin covering. The nose is pretty interesting, more of a funky Saison than anything, light smoke, some wheat, light yeastiness. There’s a slight note under there that almost smells like vanilla a little bit to me. The flavor is pretty interesting as well, a lot of layers to it, yet it’s still light and easy drinking. A little light smokiness grabs you first along with a light sour wheat note. Reminds me a bit of the one or two Grodziskie beers I’ve tried. Light Saison yeast funkiness under the smoke, a nice light tartness that keeps it lively. Very refreshing and super easy drinking. Nice lively carbonation level. Wish there were a lot more beers like this out there. Lots of flavor, really refreshing, and super low in alcohol. Great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2303) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Pepperidge Farm Summer Sausage, Mild Smoke T: Smoke, Sausage M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey Overall, didnt really get the berliner or even the saison, but definitely if you liked smoked sausage, then youll love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4078) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Draft at brewery, this is fucking awesome, smokey, meaty, tart, diZy, and extremely refreshing, one of the best in montreal

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8838) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a low haze golden with medium carbonation, spotty lacing. Nose is excellent smoke, sort of Lichtenhainer style with Berliner weisse flashes of acid. Taste though is not tart at all with some bitterness, paper, not a lot of substance.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sampled from a bottle at Where the Wild Beers Are. Hazy yellow pour, slightly funky, and a bit watery. Just okay for me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Malty wood smoke aroma. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Smoky wheat malt and light horseblanket flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Wow! Just wow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, salt, earth, lemon, hay. Taste is funky, peppery citrus, straw. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
À l’oeil : Elle est jaune pâle, trouble et sans aucune mousse, même si elle est fraîche... Visuel pauvre. Au nez : On a la levure en pleine face ! Poivre citronné et blé en note de fond. C’est déjà plus invitant ! Au goût : Une note boucanée se pointe subtilement à la première gorgée, pour disparaître ensuite ! Les épices de levure reviennent à la charge, accompagnées d’une bonne dose de sucre. C’est du jus alcoolique ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Blonde paille, voilée et peu mousseuse. Le nez est légèrement fumé; grillé. En bouche, le rappel du malt fumé est évident, alors que les esters de la levure saison se laissent savourer en finale. Plus la dégustation avance, plus les arômes fruités de la levure prennent le pas sur les flaveurs fumées du malt. Par ailleurs, la bière est plutôt aqueuse et peu pétillante, mais ça n’enlève rien à «l’ampleur» du produit. C’est la troisième fois que je goûte à cette bière (trois brassins distincts) et chaque fois l’expérience a été NETTEMENT différente... mais toujours agréable. +1 pour l’originalité d’un produit qui ne ressemble à rien d’autre. -1 pour la stabilité de la bière d’un brassin à l’autre.


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