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Hopfenstark Saison Station 55 (Bière Amère)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison Station 55 is a red beer with veiled aspect, the taste of malt, hops and spices reminiscent of citrus coupled with a bitter finish. The 55 wants to be a hybrid between a Belgian beer terroir and IPA American type. It is seen against the brewing revival in Belgium.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5244) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
Thanks for sharing! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ Beer Temple during Carnivale Brettanomyces #4. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is light wheat, orange, grain, malty & some sugar. Taste is a bit dull grainy orange, rye bread, orange, sugar, malt, pepper, citrus,… Grainy body,… Okay but a bit non-descript. Another highly rated Canadian beer that I just don’t get.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5762) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle @ Beer Temple, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of spicy and peppery yeast, bit grainy, slight mineral touch, bit citrus. Soft bitter in taste, spicy, bit dry. Ok saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours hazy orange with loads of floaters. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus and weeds. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a mineral palate. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9435) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Draught @ Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, peach and pepper. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long yeasty, pepper, grape and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (360) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
Opaque light amber, medium white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of yeast and pepper. Medium bodied, noteable black pepper, some bitterness. Finishes bitter and a bit dry. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2054) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
A slightly orange colour, a head is blond, big and dense. Aroma is great, sweet mandarin and papaiyas, also fruitness from yeast, europian hops. Taste is fruitful, oranges, medium and flower hoppyness, also nice sourness. Medium+ bodied, good carbonation, the body could be lighter. Aromatic and enjoyable beer. Very tasteful and remind me from the great Rulles’s beer, thus the brewer is the right way.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle-tulip glass- pours a tan color. Frothy head, lots of lacing. Floral aroma with cinnamon and citrus notes. Medium body and lots of yeast and bread. Hearty, tasty Saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1132) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
Draft at Vices & Versa. Hazy straw golden. Fruity peaches and slightly grassy. Flavour is yeasty and fruity, light pale malt, overall nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2510) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. Sweet, doughy, yeasty beer with notes of cinnamon and orange. Overall spicy and estery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malin_aiisa (150) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Thank’s finol. Golden white medium head. Banana marshmallow, honey aroma. Slightly sour, bitter and sweet. Balanced finish, fizzy and nice.


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