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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a decent hazy orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated in about a minute. Once it dissipated, wow, what a nice looking thick foamy spider web lacing to this one. The smell had some light sweet fruit - light cherry to apple to some faint pears. There was a light grassy funk with a nice light spice. The taste took those fruits and added a light spice in a somewhat grassy context of sorts. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionable quality about it. Overall, good saison more than worthy of coming back to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
(bottle) hazy orange colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of fruit; rich, intense, balanced flavour with a long medium bitter and dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6282) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at ’Schouskjelleren. Rather spicy, the hops makes this more complex than your standard saison. I prefer them celaner. Still a very nice beer, but it is closer to a wit than a saison.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8830) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
[ Keg ][ ~8oz ][ Vices et Versa Montreal ][ $4- ][ Mini Nonic Pint ][ 5/27/14 ]
>> Interesting, can’t say it’s good. Huge plastic overtones. Big white lace on full haze orange, chill haze. Dark for saison. Phenolic, plastic, harsh finish. Nose is vinegar, somewhat vegetal, super sticky, big sugar. Taste is cloying somehow even though the finish is concrete dry. Not good. Worse over time. Bleh. This brewery has the right ideas but poor execution.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy malt aroma, notes of asperagus, some tropical fruits. Light to medium bodied,mmedium to high carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves intense lacing. Nose is perfumey and floral, also offers some nice pepper and light grass. Taste is dry-ish, bitter. Flavors are fruity but also of fresh grains. Finish is spicy/peppery and moderately long. Body is medium, carbonation made of really fine bubbles gives an also creamy mouthfeel. Overall a well made saison, one of the better ones from Quebec (it used to be king but competition stepped up both in quantity and quality in the last few years).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (487) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Une Saison au profil aromatique se rapprochant d’une IPA, la Station 55 offre une mousse moyenne mais qui ne dérougit pas. De couleur blonde légèrement voilée, des notes herbacées et d’agrumes percent au travers de la céréale. Une bonne amertume fait son oeuvre en bouche, fermant la marche sur des saveurs à priori fruitées et herbacées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2070) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of off white head. Aroma is yeasty and peppery. Some pineapple. Mildly bitter but very smooth. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at the tasting room. Clear straw colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is citrus, banana, pear, pineapple, dough, spices and floral hops. Taste is bread, honey, pear, lemon and cloves. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, silky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1282) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a orange-gold pour with a little haze and gave about a one finger white/faint off-white cover that receded quickly, the glass had some streams of bubbles, and it left some spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottle had a thin layer of medium brown sediment that broke loose as the bottle was poured, this ale had aromas of bread, light toasted malt, pear, a little lemon citrus, and a little floral and herb, some fruit and malt sweetness, as the glass warmed up there was some orange fruit notes, the flavors were orange and faint pear fruit, light malt, grass and herb hops, some spice, the hops were a little grassy and herb like, and the finish had spice and faint earth field flowers that left the palate mostly dry, the mouth feel was light to medium with some creaminess, it had soft to average carbonation, this drink starts with light fruit and malt, light spice and herb with a little sweetness and ends sort of dry with a earth flower/herb dustiness, it had a earth-herb hop IPA bitterness, this beer was better than the ‘Hopfenstark Saison 7’ but does not come across as a straight saison, it was more of a lightly spice Belgian with grass and herb hops, a hoppy Belgian IPA?, it was a nice drink.

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