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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 134   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cloudya (25) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Sur un fond de saison cette bière comble toutes mes attentes légère goûteuse, fumée, même une arôme fruitée !!!! À goûter!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aouap (2) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011 does not count
Une bière incroyable. Très rafraichissante. Je ne suis pas d’accord avec la catégorie, bien qu’elle soit fumée. Ce n’est que légèrement

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
reddude3000 (26) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
Un arôme fumé bien présent est très agréable! Coté couleur, assez opaque cependant. Au goût, c’est carrément indescriptible. Un goût d’amandes fumées, un peu sucré, à peine fruité. Une effervescence peu marqué mais agréable. C’est une incontournable!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Cloudy blond / yellow with a large white standing head. Aroma is earthy, smoke, citrus, spicy. Medium body with average carbonation. Taste is smoke for the first few sips, then all the typical saison flavors are there, earthy, spicy, citrus. Interesting and original. It’s also very refreshing. Very good !!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (2860) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Dégusté au Mondial de la bière de Montréal 2011. Aspect brumeux et goût hyper smoky. Super!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Very much a perfect mixture of the 3 styles. Really it is decent;y close to a graetzer but not as smokey.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
750mL bottle purchased from Olive Tree Market in OB whenever the hell this came out, like six months ago, for $16.99. Cost to alcohol ratio is quite low with this baby, though Cantillons are much the same at this point. Whatevs. Clear yellow gold with a one finger white head, pretty decent retention. Wonderful aroma of moderate smoked Bamberg-esque malts, and nosing through to some fruity pear and spicy white pepper, biscuit malt backbone. Not finding any Berliner lacto tang in the nose. Lots going on for a sub-four percent beer. Flavor adds a slight tang, but still doesn’t seem lacto-related--more from the yeast? Also, less smoke in the flavor and stronger pear yeasty fruitiness. Bone dry, bitterness peaked at a 2ish, a touch earthy. Moderate to high carbonation with a light body. I’ll probably buy another bottle, but dunno what the shelf life of this is going to be. Probably not all too long. Hopfenstark wins again--this dude knows how to brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (9998) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Draft at brewery, this is fucking awesome, smokey, meaty, tart, diZy, and extremely refreshing, one of the best in montreal


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