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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Blonde opalescente coiffée d’une généreuse couronne de mousse. On trépigne en humant ses arômes complexes d’agrumes et de fruits de la passion qui dévoilent les prémisses d’une satisfaction future. La bouche offre les mêmes fruits, parallèlement au goût d’épices produits par une levure saison authentique. Il en résulte une bière désaltérante, combinant avec un charme certain le flair du Nouveau Monde et la rusticité du vieux continent.
World Beer Awards 2013, the American Best Bière de Garde, Saison: gold


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
375 mL bottle, and one of the best saisons I’ve ever tried. Pours translucent yellow-orange with a big white head. Yeast, spice, bitter orange peel, cereal grain and pepper in the interesting and appealing nose. The flavour cycles through initial sweetish, citrus and honey to spicy yeast to a little funk to a more lemony, bitter citrus. Carbonation is right where you want it. Nice complexity, and this one certainly stands out from the pack.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a cloudy light orange, with a huge, creamy head. Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit, some yeast notes, hints of apricot and mango. Taste is well-balanced, leaning to the bitter side. Medium body, lively carbonation. Excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (557) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Pours egg yolk yellow with a classic saison style cap. Aroma is a punch to the nose & full of promise. And this brew seriously delivers. I get freshly squeezed citrus, shivers of subtle spicing & a brisk finish. This is fantastic stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours straw with just the right amount of orange. Big bubbly white rough head. Extremely hazy with modest fine sand sediment. Citric yeasty bread nose. Lots of grass. Translating into a very even sour palate. Busy but pleasant carbonation. Funky yeast. Hops are solid, and finish has a lemony punch. There are patches of the beer where nothing but a carbonated water can be tasted. Oddly clean. Very stylish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
375 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a pale yellow, cloudy, with large white head. Smell is dominated by Belgian yeast, banana, herbs, lemon. Effervescent carbonation. Taste is full of herbs and spice with a Belgian funk finish. Mildly bitter, with hints of tropical fruit. Refreshing too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1241) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
(bottle) hazy golden amber colour with a very tall white head; aroma of fruit, spice, honey; clean refreshing flavour with a long light bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2795) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle received from Winter Santa 13/14. Thank you pushkinwow! Pours very hazy, almost milky, yellow with a huge frothy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky and spotty lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly grainy, tiny estery and slightly phenolic with crackers, cereal, pear skins, unripe banana, dry soil, white pepper corns, apple sauce, cloves, hay and hints of leather. Taste is very tiny sweet, tiny bitter, very tiny estery, slightly phenolic and tiny funky with crackers, hay, sheet metal, dry soil, barnyard, lemon zest, wheat flour, white pepper corns, coriander and hints of dried apricots and star fruit. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, very tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly grainy with crackers, cereal, hay, dry soil, coriander, pear skins, grape skins and lemon zest. slightly too heavy on the metallic phenols in the taste. It’s good but I had expected more…

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden hue, with a HUGE head of white bubbles. The nose is lemon, lychee, light tropical fruit, paraffin, and light spice. Smells GREAT! The taste is fruity with light apricot/peach notes and mineral bitterness that leads into crisp hard water notes, mineral heavy bitterness with Belgian yeast, and more fruitiness in the finish. Easy drinking, and very enjoyable. Well done!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (234) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Smells great, fresh spicy notes, some sweet belgian yeast and some grassy/floral hops. Hazy with tons of effervescence, foamy white head. Quite a well made saison, upfront some lemony/spicy notes, finishes with grassy hops and a belgian-yeast sweetness. A hint of funk enhances the beer. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Good saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (696) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Aroma is clove, straw, and hay. Taste is sweet malts that are met quickly with a bitterness that has tanginess and some grass/clove hints. Finishes fairly smooth. Appearance is a cloudy gold /orange with a bubbly pearl head that retains fairly well.


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