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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Saison
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
750ml bottle from trade. Exploded on opening, fountain of beer everywhere, probably 20% or more lost. Too bad, smells amazing. This was after more than 4 days of sitting in my cellar restfully. Ah well. What’s left pours a hazy medium gold, high carbonation (duh) with an ample cream head. Aroma is all over the room but in the glass it’s banana, light clove, rich honey sweetness, mild yeast, some bubblegum. Taste is rusty metallic in the first hit. Too bad, the other flavours of clove, banana, honey and gum get overwhelmed by this metal taste that just won’t go away. The underlying beer is quite lovely and perhaps less like a saison than like a Belgian Ale. Finish is slightly boozy, yeast mixed with gum and banana with that annoying metallic note still along for the ride. Damn, if it weren’t for the explosion and the metal I think I would rate this a fair bit higher.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1502) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours orange with a big foamy head that fades to a nice light off-white covering with lots of lacing. Nose is big floral with some grapefruit as well. Mouth has orange, maybe some lemon and then a little bit of a spicy finish. Some sour in the middle as well. Light-ish body with strong carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy dark gold with a slight foamy off-white head. Aroma is a strange earthiness mixed with citrus. Med body. It’s earthy, and citrus, but it has a rather strong dose of phenolics. I don’t think this is infection - not a nasty sour thing - but rather unusual. Maybe it’s the rye reacting with the yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3196) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle - 750ml. Beautiful cloudy golden body with a thin white foamy head. Fresh, well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and flowery hints. its sharp hoppy taste carries grainy, yeasty, and coriander notes. Ends with a sharp bitter/sour finish. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
myrda (70) - - MAY 26, 2014
Odeur de citron frais, zeste et blé. Très pâle, mousse persistante. Mince en bouche, pas d’arrière goût agressif. Très rafraichissant, bien équilibrés et arômes subtiles mais complexe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2577) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Verre de 12 oz, d’un fût, à la brasserie. Arômes de levure fruitée (abricots) et de céréales. Robe orangée et trouble, belle mousse qui marque le verre. Plutôt douce en bouche, la levure fruitée est bien présente et les céréales donnent un petit côté velouté à la bière. Finale légèrement amère.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Cloudy orangey golden pour with a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of yeast and fruits. Good flavor of yeast, bread, fruits and some sweetness. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Another very good saison from Hopfenstark, keep ’em coming!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3394) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A 25.4 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with MatrinT. Thanks. I shared this one with my brother. Sweet, musty, dusty yeast notes present with prenty of esters. This is not as sweet as the Hennepin that is also a part of this tasting. Mildly hazy honey colored body with a long-lasting medium white head. Starts a bit metallic with some astringency present as well. Some yeasty esters follow, which are not overbearing. Plenty of doughy flavors in the middle, followed by some nice husky, chewy, grainy flavors. This has a lightly grassy and metallic hop finish. Quality stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1067) - 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.


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