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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Saison
L’Assomption, Canada
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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legrosjf (43) - - SEP 18, 2011
Liquide de couleur blond et trouble. Beau collet tenace. Les arômes végétales resortent du verre. En bouche, l’amertume des houblons résineux sont dominants mais l’acidité typique d’une saison est bien présent. Très bonne bière.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8175) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5317) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1145) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (308) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (328) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1235) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap af Station Ho.st. Pours a clear gold with a large white head. Bright musk with a hint of lemon behind it. Medium-bodied, soft musk and a bit of lemon again, citrus and yeast. Alcohol is present into the finish, but not distracting in any way. Musk and dusty yeast finish things off. Very nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (522) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bière de couleur jaune avec un col mousseux moyen blanc. Nez de céréales et de fruit. En bouche l’aspect céréales de cette bière ressort en premier avec en accord des arômes fruités comme les agrumes, la banane et des épices. Une bière assez complexe facile a boire, pas tout a fait mon genre par contre.


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