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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
500 ml bottle from brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Hand-written label. AP20/08.

App.: Cloudy medium-amber with a large off-white foam. Aroma: Much like a dubbel – some raisins, molasses, toffee, licorice; lots of bubblegum esters (too much, me thinks), minty, sweet-smelling with a slightly saison-esque funk; some yeast and bread dough. Palate: Medium+ body and very soft effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose – thick, gooey malts, heavy-handed pink bubblegum, minty, a touch of funk, a bit nutty; off-dry, a bit tangy and a little bitter with a peachy aftertaste.

Perplexing – Dubbel meets Saison...Daison? Subbel? Not sure if I like the results of this experiment, particularly due to the bubblegum esters. Might retry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
Draught (6 oz. sample) at Vices et Versa, Montreal. Hazy golden colour. Lovely aroma of herbs, apricot, and an odd hint of whiskey - probably from the rye. Flavour is quite herbal as well, with notes of orange and lemon, a faint yeasty funkiness, and a hint of pepper in the finish. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Dégustée en fût au Vices & Versa à Montréal. De couleur orange-dorée et voilée. Nez de grains de céréales sucrées, moyen de pain de seigle, léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et léger de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger d’abricots avec des traces de bananes) aux petites notes épicées. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture moyennement crémeuse. Moyen goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, traces d’abricots et de bananes) aux notes épicées (clou de girofle, traces de poivre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de céréales sucrées avec un moyen goût de pain de seigle (notes asséchantes) ainsi que des traces de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées) aux faibles notes florales. Post-goût moyen et moyennement sec, moyen-léger amer de houblon herbeux avec des notes fruitées (zest d’agrumes) et des traces de blé. (printemps 2007)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2723) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Hazy golden/orange with a small fully lasting white head and fair lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, bubblegum and fruits. Flavor is medium sweet with spices, fruits, citrus and malt. Slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is oily and acidic. Medium to full body. Interesting Saison and really enjoyable but medium drinkability due to sourness and heavy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2662) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
On tap, Volo. Appearance: Yellow hazy body, huge head. Aroma: Slight sour, peppery. Nice. Flavour: Lovely, lots of sharp sourness, spicy lemon finish. Magic.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2659) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy golden color. Small white head, disappears. Dead yeast, sour, faint fruits, apples in aroma. Buttery, sour, dead yeast in taste. Flat. Dead yeast in aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
20100814 tap at max’s. Aroma is white glue, dirty sock, apple, American cheese. Weird weird stuff. Plum and pale cherry. No idea how to assess this one, frankly. Flavor has light sweetness and good though surprising acidity. Sweet-tart. Meh, I’m not loving it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
But à Vices et Versa, en fut (12 oz). Brune pale brumeuse, peu de collet. Arome de seigle bien épicé, avec un zest d’agrume. Goût de seigle doux, avec des petites notes d’épice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Tap @ Cask Days. Very hazy golden yellow, soft but resilient white head. Nose is tons of yeast, bright fruits, banana, clove, apple skins - a very aggressive nose. Flavor is bright apple skin, light must, eyast, lemony banana. Earthy fruit in the finish. Very nice and verrrry aggressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2329) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy light straw yellow with a small white top. Aroma is spicy rye, yeast, a little hop. Taste is a nice warming dry, spicy rye, yeast and a great bready malt profile. Slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.


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