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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 184   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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 (3258) - 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 (8372) - 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.

>!< slight chalk

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 oz draft pour at The Partisan DC in a wine glass. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, tropical fruit, stone fruit. Tastes of big barnyard funk, citrus, floral and grassy notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation. A touch too much barnyard funk for my preference but a solid saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (485) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured from the tap. Slight hazy golden yellow with minimal white head. Aroma of lots of yeast and citrus especially lemon. Light and refreshing with a very mild sour note and a slightly bitter peel finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khays (53) - - MAY 21, 2014
Smells of the funk you would expect of a saison with fruity tones and spices. Looks golden and slightly hazy, white 1/2 finger width of head. Tastes slightly grassy, spices, slightly melony, and pear. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, slightly dry dry and very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stephane_Houle (110) - - MAY 14, 2014
Apparence: D’une couleur jaune dorée opaque, elle est coiffée d’une belle mousse légère et généreuse. Effervescence quasi inexistante. Arômes: Principalement les céréales et une touche d’agrumes. Saveurs: Au goût, c’est céréales qui domine au commencement et par la suite, c’est la subtilité du houblon qui embarque, sans devenir écrasant. Fiche technique : Style: Saison Format: 600 ml Taux d’alcool : 6%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (256) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
650 ml bottle. Amber colour with large foamy white head. Fruity aroma with some yeast. Flavor is mildly spicy, a little sour with a dry, acidic, fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Yellow with a little persistent foam collar. Aromas of phenolic + fruity yeast and fruity spicy hops. Flavors of Belgian spicy yeast, fruity and spicy hops, malt. Couleur jaune trouble, une peu de mousse persistante. Aromes de levure phénolique et fruité, houblon fruité et piquant. Saveurs de levure belge épicée, houblon fruité et piquant, malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (247) - FRANCE - MAY 1, 2014
Bonde assez pale, beau col de mousse blanche aérienne. Agréable nez fruité de la passion et levures. En bouche, le fruit de la passion domine également contrebalancé par les épices de la levure, amertume moyenne et assez sèche. Superbe carbonation. Longueur en bouche un peu légère. Superbe variation sur la saison. Rafraichissante et fruitée. Excellente !


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