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


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Honey Saison with lactic fermentation

Glouglouburp's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Aroma is spices, bread/earth and a hint of dank/skunky hops. The flavor is fruit, citrus, mild sweetness and a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
Hazy blonde. Spicy, light coriander and floral honey notes. Sweet pale malts, coriander, dryish character and a light yeastiness. This is light, refreshing and subtly honeyish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (430) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
Trying to describe this beer led me to looking up different types of lactic fermentation, which led me to a message board about brett aromas, which got me to thinking I’m tired of attempting to use descriptors I’m not actually familiar with. (I don’t know what a horse blanket smells like, and I’ve lived on a farm.) ANYWAY, this stuff smells....farm-y, rustic, which includes the barn AND the wildflowers growing outside. It also smells faintly of honey, and of....acidity, whatever THAT means. It’s a very pleasant nose, but unfortunately timid, like a cute girl that doesn’t know she’s cute. Taste is....a nice rustic saison with a sour, lactic acid twist. I like sour, but I feel like this is a bit too sour, like it masks that nice farm-y taste underneath. Still quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2590) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a hazy light golden-amber colour with a frothy white head that goes down slowly and gives out foamy lacing. Fruity malt aromas with some sweetness from the honey, fruitiness from the Saison yeast and some grass from the hops. The taste is a little sweet, but honey is well-blended. Some mild sourness, yeast tart and grassy hop in the finish. Lactic notes. Quite an interesting beer with lots of Belgian characteristics. Still prefer their Saison du Tracteur in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4053) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2015
The Sampler, brooklyn bottle: pours light hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, and honey. Taste isnt really sour as advertised on the label. Honey at the finish. Mostly a sweet and malty belgian ale. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color with medium sized head. Nice aroma, a bit spicy, sweat, honey, yeast. The mouthfeel is dry and smooth, it has some cork feeling, pleasant one; light astringency; refreshing, nice character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a cloudy orangey yellow with a massive white head that slowly settles. Aroma is grainy, farmhouse and faint honey notes. Flavour is farmhouse, light honey notes, grainy, mild lactic acid and a touch of bitterness. Really easy drinking I kinda wish there was a little more lactic acid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1479) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a murky orangish amber with a frothy and soapy white head up the glass. Aroma of honey, horse blanket, farmhouse yeast, pepper, citrus and light sourness. Taste is farmhouse, pepper, lemon, citrus peel, light sweet honey with some sour lactic acid on the finish. Excellent take on a saison with the sweetness of honey and then a transition to a dry finish with the lactic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9174) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse yeast, some honey, and lactic notes. Flavour is very well-balanced, with a good blend of honey, farmhouse yeast, and maybe a touch of lactic notes. Can’t fault much here -- the balance is great. The right amount of honey and a lot of yeast, but it’s well-placed. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simardsam (211) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
Dorée, trouble, avec un col de mousse moyen et blanc. Nez floral, de levure, sucré et mielleux. Goût doux, sucré, floral et légèrement surette.

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