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

bottled
common

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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours gold. Nose and taste of lightly tart fruit, smoked apple, smoked banana, smoked malt and yeast. Lighter bodied. Very mild acidity. Good balance.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Cloudy dark yellow pour. Aroma tangy yeast some smoke. Tastes mostly smoke, meaty, slight wheat. not really all that sour, but very palatable. crisp and light and very sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 8, 2015
Draught at brewpub. One of the flagship creations of this talented brewery. Highly drinkable, tasty hybrid brew balancing nicely between smoked,and earthy fruit notes with a sour edge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a clear straw yellow with a thin head. Nose is light smoked ham. Taste a bit sour, citrus with a long lasting smokiness. Light mouthfeel. Light and easy drinkable smoked beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
750 ml bottle @ Schouskjelleren May 2014. Unclear yellow body with a small, lacing white head. Qite strong aroma of smoke and bacon with mild malt. Flavor is surprisingly refreshing, light malty, fruity, smoke and salt. Medium body and decent aftertaste. An unusually beer, both weird and refreshing. Difficult to rate actually, but I kind of like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Golden -yellow - orange colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, smoked, malt, grain. Flavour is yeast, malt, hop, citrus, smoked, coriander, spices, grain, grass. Medium body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twistedtxb (53) - - NOV 14, 2014
Bouteille de 750ml. Quel heureux mélange. Le fumé est très bien dosé par rapport au coté sur. Dommage qu’elle ne reste pas longtemps en bouche. J’aurais pris une version plus forte en alcool.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3064) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, hay, straw, grass, clove, pepper, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, smoke, and light funk notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, hay, straw, grass, clove, pepper, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/smokey yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, bread, wood smoke, hay, straw, grass, clove, pepper, light vinegar/funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, smoke, and light funky flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice and unique session smoked saison style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, smoke, and light funky flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Even with the unique flavor profile and style mixture, everything came together very nicely. A very enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3631) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Sample, pours golden color. Notes are sweet malt, light meat or smoke, and some dark fruits. Flavor is most of same with a decent amount of sweetness and not much Berliner qualities. More of a rauch saison or something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4214) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. While Big Bang Theory. Yellow pour with white head, tons of sediment. Smokey, fruit and wheat aromas, maybe a tart hint. More smoke and peat tones, light wheat, touch of sweetness, no real sour tones.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (424) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Pro Pig in a tulip: Pours hazy straw with a thin white head. Aroma of light smoke, grass, funk, and light citrus. Taste is smokey up front, but is quickly replaced by tart fruits and a dry yeasty flavor at the end. Light to medium body, strong carbonation, very tasty.


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