Brewed by Le Trou du Diable
Style: Saison
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Honey Saison with lactic fermentation

Glouglouburp's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013
In short: A semi-rustic blond Saison with tropical fruits, flowers and honey.
How: Tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal.
The look: Cloudy blonde topped by a large white head with good retention leaving a lot of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is bright and vibrant with tropical fruits, rustic countryside character, honey flowers. Taste has honeyed cereals, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, freshly cut wheat and hay, flower petals. Low sweetness sensation despite the honey flavor. Lots of tickling hard bubbles. Refreshing beer. Very good beer even if I prefer their dryer more rustic Saison Du Tracteur, actually I thought Mellifera tasted a bit like a honeyed version of Saison Du Tracteur. A nice honey Saison named after a species of honey bee, and I think my father must have messed up our "bees deposit pollen in flowers" sex talk when I was a kid because I can’t drink a honey beer without getting horny.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (2202) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
So John Wayne’s sendin’ his boyz to battle on the ol’ movie monitor and herez I gots me a honey biere from Montreal - nice, eh? Like, I wonder if this movie was subtittled with Francais and Deutsche back in the day too, gotta be’s trilingual to really appreciate it? Time for some language classes, let me repeat, one click is responded by two clicks, let me repeat, send the enemy to Hell. Now you gotta say this beer rating in a John Wayne Voice ta really appreciate it - its gotta decent golden body with carbonay-shun and some foamy stuff on top. You gotta smell it, getchyer nose really in thar, and ya smell some fancy Belgian yeast and a littal hint a honney. Tha flavar is a nice mix a honney and sam a that yeast flavar like ya get fram a Belgian Lyambic beer. Lemme repeat - one click is responded with two clicks. If not, send ’em ta hell. This is a good beer Igottasay, next stahp Normandy. Far more beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
hazy golden pour. Thin frothy head. Sour aroma, quite salty. Honey flavour with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tranquillity (1699) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
Draft at bar hop. Yellow orange body, small white head. The aroma is yoghurt and yeast. The taste is tart, citrusy, and you might get used to the bitter taste. I didn’t.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3884) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
Hazy orange pour, with a medium off white head. Sweet, and tart aroma. Some floral honey, peaches, lemon zest, and some apricots. Not sure id categorize this as a saison, i find its lacking some crisp body, and effervescence. The mouth feel feels heavy, and muddled with a soft carb. The finish is tart in a lactic kind of way, more fruit, wet hay, and some low bitterness. Interesting beer, not at all what i was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1255) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Appearance: hazy pale gold with a short off-white head diminishing gradually to a medium cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: stone fruit, lemon, grainy toasty malt, honey, lactic sour, dry hay funk, white pepper. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate funky tart, light pepper. (8/10) Palate: medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, drying tart and funky finish. (3/5) An interesting are on the style, with some honey flavour coming through alongside lactic sour and dry funk. Somewhat sweet for the style, and not a lot of peppery spice. Despite being somewhat out of spec, it’s a pleasant, solid performer. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle from The Party Source at home. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, lightly toasted bread, caramel, mild funk, honey, light lemon citrus, mild spices, some interesting individual parts but they are somewhat disjointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5354) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
600ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a 2 finger white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing as it settles. Aroma is light stone fruits with light honey and spice notes. Taste is a bold fruity and malty sweetness with a touch of lemon tartness and a light spicy hop bitterness. If this truly is a saison, it is quite sweet and does not suit the style well, that being said this is still a unique brew that is worth sampling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5869) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2016
375ml bottle. Clear, brass-golden colour with average to huge, frothy, osteoporosing, minimally lacing, white head. Tartish, yeasty spicy aroma, hints of lactic acid, a touch of protein, hardly describable herbal and peppery spiciness. Taste is initially slightly tart, juicy fruity, hints of unripe yellow stone fruit, a touch of lactic acid, some honey sweetness in the middle part, confluent sweet-and-sour finish with hints of nectarine, correspondant and parings of comparable fruit; quite dry and slightly tangy overall, a carbonation induced intermediate layer prohibits an uninterrupted reception of flavours. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3715) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and sourness, light floral fruitiness and faint honey, light citrus and faint hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, faint sourness, some caramel and faint floral fruitiness with faint honey, light citrus. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, faint sourness and light caramel with faint floral fruitiness, light citrus and hoppyness. Sweetish saison for the meek. Could really use more bitterness and spiciness.

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