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

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RATINGS: 214   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (563) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
(600ml bottle from Depanneur Peluso) Proviso: didn’t realize this was hoppy, probably let it sit a bit too long. Pours a nicely hazed orange gold with a moderate frothy white head that fades to s small cap with lots of lace. On the nose I get a bit of tropical fruit, lots of bitter orange peel, light banana/clove, white pepper, grassy/herbal notes and a little bit of grain, pretty sweet overall. Palate much drier, citrus at first, mostly orange with a bit of honey malt sweetness. Bitter orange persists, spicy herbal yeast with just a bit of funk, leafy hops lend a fairly bitter character for a saison. Bone dry at the end, lemon zest, mineral, kind of flinty. Carb is quite high but very effervescent and soft, fills the mouth in a soft creamy way. This is lovely as is, a bitter hoppy saison that manages to keep most of the old world character too. So refreshingly dry, great mouthfeel. Need to try this fresh as a daisy too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
341ml bottle from the lcbo pours very hazy off yellow tight bubbly head nice sour Belgian yeasty aroma very good for the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cervesa amb bona presència d’escuma, molt aroma a espècies i fruita. Cerveza con buena presencia de espuma, mucho aroma a especias y fruta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a billowing three fingers of white foam. Nose is a balanced mix of peppery yeast, citrus, rustic grain and hints of fieldgrass, mint and touches of herbalness. Palate is bright and refreshing and follows the nose nicely. Lots of rustic grain, tons of yeast character, floral grass, some hints of tropical fruit and lingering bitterness o the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Yellow-orange pour, medium foamy with head that bubbles down to a thin cover of larger. Aroma is orange, pepper, some cereal grains. Taste is citrus, lemon, orange, banana, little bit of funkiness and metallic bits and ends with a bit a bitterness. light-medium body with lots of large bubbly carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a hazy gold colour, massive fluffy white head, spotty lacing. Nose is slightly tropical fruit, some banana, Belgian yeast, wheat? Tastes sweet, a touch bitter, and quite fruity. Really refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (418) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy pale gold with a huge white head . Nose has lots of tropical fruit , citrus, yeast and spice with banana. Lightly sweet with bitter lemon and orange and a dominant spice background with a character varied enough that it doesn’t overwhelm and some moments of tartness in the midddle. Mouth is medium with active carbonation and a long dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1963) - 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 (688) - 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 (644) - 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.


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