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

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1005) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at la fira del poblenou. Golden colour with white head. Yeast, spice aroma. Malt, yeast, spice, pepper and citric taste. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
This beer was wicked. Poured a hazy straw colour with a frothy head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was of honey, grapes, basement, floral, and coriander. Tasted herby, honey, and lemony. The body was light with very lively carbonation, so much that it was tingly on the tongue and a crisp bitter finish. Very satisfying beer that is perfect for Summer days.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3105) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle at Le Bremner in Montreal. Clear golden pour, with a huge white head. Big aroma of malted grains, quite a sharp bitter aroma of crisp grassy, slightly citric hops. The mouth feel ks very effervescent, with a very lively cabr. The finish is quite bitter, lots of floral, herbacious grassy/citric hops, and a great peppery touch.The malts balance quite well and add a tiny bit of grainy sweetness that is needed. Very crisp, and quenching, went amazing with my meal. A superb classic style saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (207) - CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a cloudy medium gold with a huge fluffy head, good retention, and minimal lacing. Nose is floral hops, citrus, yeast, and coriander, with a little barnyard funk. Taste is similar, with a peppery edge. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation, mild warming, and a lingering bitter dry finish. Very pleasant saison. Just enough funk to make it interesting, without making it challenging or aggressive. I like the little rye bite, as well. Lots of chunky yeast at the bottom of the bottle, but I don’t consider that a negative - you shouldn’t be able to see through your beer, anyway!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aletcm (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 27, 2014
Cor âmbar com boa formação de espuma e boa persistência. No aroma, frutas cítricas, limão, especiarias só fundo. No sabor, casca de laranja e limão, especiarias, baixo amargor de lúpulo, final seco, com alta carbonatação. Media acidez ao final, típica saison. Muito refrescante. Adstringência persistente no retrogosto. Muito boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Wvrst in Toronto, served in a snifter. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head that fades slowly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has Belgian spicy notes, clove, lemongrass, honey and delicate grassy hops. The flavour is lightly sweet with a moderate Belgian spiciness. Notes of clove, ginger and pepper come through as well, along with citrus, grapes, wheat and subtle fruity esters. The finish is medium in length and spicy. On the palate it is medium in body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall a nice spicy saison. Great for a cool summer’s evening on the patio. 2014-06-26

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at the Only. Pours a cloudy golden orange with large white head and steady stream of bubbles. Aroma is saison yeast, wheat, clove, banana and apple. Flavour likewise. Lively carbonation. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (W. Broadway), Vancouver
Murky blond color with generous head. The aroma is nice, fresh and perfumy, flowery, some jasmine and coriander. It’s a bit too much carbonated; soft mouthfeel, rather dry; strong wheat flavor, spicy, with some dry and bitter orange peel. The bitterness is on the high end for this style.
Good, but also somehow rustic, dirty, not elegant.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
effervescent gold, puffy white head laces and lasts, large bubbled all over. Peppery chamomile nose, dry and dusty, lemon zest with gravel. Incredibly dry body immediately reminiscent of Dupont and Helios, tons of bitter grass and hay up front, controlled toasty grains across bitter mid, dusty cobweb dry finish, lightly gritty finish coats the tongue, bitterness lingers. Flavor is saison-heads’ dreams.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
> Grassy, hoppy, dry, Saison Dupont style true saison

[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Marche des Saveurs Montreal ][ $5 ][ Unibroue Tulip ][ 6/7/14 ]
>> Pours cloudy, full haze glowing golden straw with larger, soapy, bright white foam. Excellent retention and spotty lacing. Nose is yeasty, not estery, no Belgian Tripel garbage esters, zesty lemon, white dough, green grass. Taste is bright, highly carbonated, dry with Saison Dupont type of faux crystalline sugar, grassy hop bite, no concrete or harshness. Clean and refreshing, true saison in its pale grist and green hop balance, no esters, no sugar, high carbonation. On point and very good. Worthy of Top 100 Saison.

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