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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Saison
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 On tap at Vice & Versa, july 19. Slight haze on this golden-orange pour, with absolutely no head. Nose is funky, lactic, apples and barnyard. Medium body, almost totally flat, nice lemony flavors backed by some funkiness but it finishes a bit hollow and sweet. Something milky, lactic in the end. Not bad, but would have been really better with some carbonation. 31st august update : tap at Bieres & Saveurs, aged version. Wow, what a contrast with my previous rating. Nice funkyness with light brett presence, body is thinner, dryer, than previous sample. Super interesting bretty saison character. Loved this one with aging! Previous rating 3.2 , now, 3,9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Draft. Cloudy apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, rye, melon, some ginger, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, tropical fruit, some sour, funk, rye. Light-medium body, some creaminess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
herbal nose, orange peel, zest, barnyard, pepper, flavor is similar. very drinkable and light

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sampled at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a transparent orange amber with very little cloudy white head. Aroma is floral, herbal, sugary. Flavor is sweet, malty, oranges, tropical fruits, passion fruit. Finish is full bodied, sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2010
On draught. Light copper cloudy pour with a generous off white head. Aroma of citrus fruit and that distinct farmhouse aroma. Great taste of yeast, citrus, and barnyard funk with a sharp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draught at Churchkey, recommendation from Sam. Clear orange, white edge head, good lacing. Aroma is sour orange peel and bubblegum, very nice. Taste is disappointing, sour start followed by unbalanced sweet bitterness. Oh well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at the brouhahah pub.... Aroma:Citrus,floral... Appearance:Hazy orange,foam head... Flavor:citrus,orange juice......

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bedainedebiere (503) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Bottle, 750ml, to go. No head, flated out, damn it, 8$... Apple dominating with a restrained bitterness, some light spices and a fruity sourness, lots of banana appear gradually and persist in the aftertaste, slightly citrusy, with typical Hopfenstark yeasty-taste trademark. Sweet white wine notes, also. No carbonation, though: I first thought it was a problematic product, but no, it seems that it is intended. Not bad but kind of weird, although I started to like it more and more. And more. And more. Raisin’ for the second time in a few days...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Draft at Mondial 2009. Hazy yellow with a thin white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is raw cereals, sourness, vinegar, herbs and spices. Flavor is cereals, herbs, spices, yeast and cloves. Medium body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap at Bond (1 block from DDC). Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with yeast or hop particles floating around- big lasting white head and solid lace. Aroma is earthy, musty, herbal hops, and good fresh bready malts and some cracker hints. Hoppy flavor with slight woodsy hint, herbal, and good bready light carapils anda drying easy going finish. Very nice easy drinking saison/belgian ale- the typical saison yeast character isnt really found here, but the beer is still real nice.


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