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


on tap

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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 (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 canít drink a honey beer without getting horny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (5962) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2015
750ml bottle pours a hazy deep gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose is quite herbal and estery, some cleaning fluid, passion fruit, lemon juice. Flavor is spicy, grassy, more cleaning fluid though. Very odd. Not sure what this is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
500ml bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. A roam was light floral notes, some light lemon. Light sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4495) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From a 50 cl bottle shared at the RB DC tasting Aug 1, 2015. Pours a clear gold with an off whtie head. Floral nose. Flavors of lemon and corriander. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5312) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Light honey and some citrus. Pours hazy golden with OK head and lacing. Light tangy finish. Some hint of bubblegum. Ok and easy drinking but not really up to par of their other beers. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15918) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy straw color, fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery overripe lemon haystacks. Taste is funky citrus and straw. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - JUL 10, 2015
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Light hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty aroma, citrusy fruity, wood and funky notes, some honey notes too. Sweet and bitter taste, funky sweet citrusy fruity and honey notes again. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours a medium golden color with two fingers of foam. Nose is grain forward with some musty floral fieldgrass and hint of tangy vinous funk. Palate follows with some nice rustic grain, hay, straw upfront that lends itself to a touch of complex honey notes and a kiss of sweetness mid palate but that is where things get a bit wonky with some slight metallic copper notes, touch of tang but not enough acidity to really stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4626) - 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 (13539) - 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 (450) - 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 Iím tired of attempting to use descriptors Iím not actually familiar with. (I donít know what a horse blanket smells like, and Iíve 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. Itís a very pleasant nose, but unfortunately timid, like a cute girl that doesnít know sheís 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.

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