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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
Draught at Gollem in Antwerp. Thick, creamy, egg-white, lacing, stable head over a hazy peach blonde beer. Aroma of dried orange peel, mango, yoghurt, fermenting hay, peach, biscuit, cider, stale sweat, wet leather. Estery onset, gooseberry, peach and mango with a light umami accent, soft carbo, gentle lactic ’yoghurty’ and fermenting fruit tartness, fluffy bready and caramelly malt sweetishness underneath leading to a gently but aromatically hopped, floral finish in which the soft tartness also continues. Has sweet, sour and bitter in a consecutive order and all very gentle and well in balance with each other, but none of these flavours define it as either a saison or an IPA. Nevertheless a very pleasant beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5976) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2015
Tap at Gollem. Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is bit bitter, taste is sharp, intensely bitter with a nice hoparoma. The beer than switches over to a more sweet, honey-like taste, over a weak saison-profile. Not a traditional saison, and for me not so great. Drinkable though, and interesting to see how they wanted to fade the borders between IPA and saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, fruits, grass and a bit of yeast. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, earthy notes, fruits and grass. Very nice saison.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light chemical notes/rubber and and light citrus, light spiciness (coriander, faint pepper), light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, light spiciness and citrus, light - some hoppyness. Finish is average malty - faintly wheaty and dryish, light citrus and light - some sharp spiciness and hoppyness, light alcohol. Bit one-dimensional saison with sharp spiciness and chemical notes in aroma. Nice head though.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drpimento (3082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2015
A bit sweet for a saison. Appearance is a smallish head and a dirty medium amber color. Aroma is honey yeast, apricots, malt. Flavor’s similar to nose, thankfully there’s some carbonation to cut the sweetness Some bittersweet in the finish.. Body is ok. Wish they would’ve put as much effort into the beer as they did the label. I’ll not get this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Darker golden in color with a whitish head. Grainyness with some yeasty spicyness and hints of orange peel in aroma. Some floral notes too. Sweetish fruits with some citrus and peppery spicyness in taste. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (668) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 4, 2015
75cl bottle, shared with friends. Served in tulip. Golden/orange colour with huge white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast and hops. Taste is the same with some banana notes added. Well balanced. Bitter aftertaste with some lemony sourness. Medium body, good carbonation. Nice beer, but the american touch is almost absent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Murky / hazy gold pour, white head. Mild fruit, yeast, with a drier finish. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3940) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Very dry and quite sweet with lots of hoppy aromas of exotic fruits (passion fruit and pinapple) plus dust from the attic. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry and hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1120) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Robe ambrée aux reflets dorés. Col de mousse blanc, léger et assez épais. Arômes de malt caramélisé, citron, oranges confites. Un côté herbacé et rustique se démarque. Un peu âcre. En bouche, aucune surprise, les arômes ressortent. Dominance du citron, suivis du malt et oranges confites. Le côté saison embarqe par la suite avec des saveurs de gazon, foin, cuir (bretts?). Le tout sur une trame amère qui ne nous quitte pas. Texture légère mais avec une certaine onctuosité, corps mince. Effervescence adéquate.


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