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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
750, capped. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium gold with a loose white head that doesn’t stick around. Wet grass and some oregano on the nose. Flabby medium body. Floral notes, grass, and oregano on the mid palate. Not their best stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
On tap @ Vices et Versa, Montreal. Pours a medium deep golden color. Spicy, brett like funkiness, slightly sour, bandaid. Nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 4     Still(1)->Volcanic Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 2   Dough : 4   Esters : 2   Phenols : XX   Dusty : XX   Spicy : 2   Apple : XX   Banana : 2   Tropical Fruits : XX   Brett : XX   Barnyard : XX   Leather : XX   Wood : XX   Vinous : XX   Cheese : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : 3   Toasty : 2   Hay : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 3   Grainy : 3   Wheat : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Perfume : 2   Orange : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Piney : XX
Notes : Pepper : 2   Cloves : XX   Coriander : 3   Ginger : XX   Orange : 4   Earth : XX   Vanilla : XX   Oxidation : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 1   Acetic : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : 1   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 5   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : 1   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 4   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX

Comments: A rather chewy example with the rye’s uniform mouthfeel. Interesting beer per se, but it lacks a bit the freshness I appreciate in the style which sounds rather ironic as Hopfenstark’s beers always feel hugely fresh. How I mean it, possibly a paler grain profile, more pointy, sharp hops and less overall thickness would ease the drinkability. To their defense, their blonde already does awesome in that department.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2008
Draught. At Vices et Versa. This is the Saison Hopfenstark blends with their Postcolonial IPA to make the Wonderful Saison 55. This one pours a slightly hazy gold, average white head. Simple and crisp aroma, bitter spice and herbal notes, sweet fruity malt - clove, coriander, apple and banana. The taste follows, but there is more fruitiness and less herbal/pungent spice bitterness and more sweet, yeasty malt - it veered toward hefe flavour. Light body, slightly dry and astringent from the spiciness, with a quick finish to the sweet malt and a linger that was all mildly bitter spice. "bloody pleasant / sneaky-complex" are my closing notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"this was unique, especially in the aroma, tan with a medium-full body for the style. nice brew. aroma slightly hoppy, with a definite rye character, but also some bark (?) and earthy. the saisoniness is in the background in the flavor too, but it’s pretty nice all around."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Cloudy glowing orange body topped by a short-lived medium white head. Leafy coriander, herbal spices and lots of freshly squeezed citrus fruits in a yeast dough. Very yeasty beer with a doughy mouthfeel, maybe even a little floury. Feeling of drinking an orange muffin. Finish is orange flavour with some leafy hops. Another good offering from Hopfenstark. I can drink that stuff until the taxi suddenly takes on colorful aspect, makes loud noise and has a spinning light on top of it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Festival Bières et Saveurs 2007 (Chambly, QC). Arôme: Odeur fruité et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée complètement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange légèrement amer et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1211)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5757) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle shared at ZZT 10. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of light funk, vinous notes, light fruits, peppery saison yeast, citrus. Flavor is light moderate sweet and bitter, a little acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Draft at monks. Pours an orange body with slight haze. Aroma is strong yeast and wheat. Mouthfeel is entirely smooth with notes of wheat, yeast, spice, coriander, lemon, and apple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5324) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Hazy golden color, short head. Aroma of hay, grainy, fruity, flowery. Bit dry in taste. Goes great with farmhouse brie.


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