Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy tan. Phenolic and slightly fruity aroma, with maybe some barrel influence. Tart and sweet, oaky and fruity. Finishes a little bit tart. Fun, new world interpretation of saison.
Reynolds314 (2753) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice lightly tart saison with lightly fruity yeast. Amber malts with a watery mouth feel and soft carbonation. Interesting beer to try.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at propig, lightly tart and bretty Saison, very rich malts here, they are the dominant flavor
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 20th Vermont Brewers Festival. Hazy light amber with a biege head. Liked the saison and farmhouse aroma - bit sour and tart, some spice, grains, citrus, wheat. Full body, moderate to low carbonation, great mouthfeel, long pleasant and fresh finish. Worth seeking out.
BeerGolem (735) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on tap at Bières et saveurs (Chambly). Pours hazy golden with tiny white head. Aroma: fruits, mlat, apple acidity, tart, brett (?). Nice sourness. Excellent saison.
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a medium size foamy had with OK retention. Aroma consists of rustic malt with floral and herbal notes. Taste is a complex mix between some rustic malt notes with some floral undertones and light herbal notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Nice mix between complexity and drinkability. I would love to have this beer available to me on a more regular basis.
nimbleprop (5548) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a hazy, bright gold with a fizzy, white head. Sour nose, fruity, a little horsey, a little herbal. Flavor is sweet, sour, a little spicy, candy sugar, honey. Medium bodied, sweet, honey finish. Interesting.
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewpub. clear golden, nice white head, retention/lacing. vinousness, greatly malted, acidity, pepper. soft carbonation, medium body.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a murky orange-copper with a small diminishing creamy/frothy white head. Nice sour fruity aroma, also yeasty and with light spices -- more sour then I would expect from a Saison but it’s quite nice. Flavour follows the aroma with sour fruit, some citrus tartness, yeast and light spices. Average to medium bodied. Another great beer from Hopfenstark.
rodenbach99 (3487) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pint on draught. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Stange sour nose. A bit thin on the mouth with a solid tartness and some sourness. No hop flavour. A nice session beer. I think the sample at Le Grillon was a bit old. I will resample from another bar.