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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Tap at redlight... Light golden yellow.... Thin white lacing... Soft peppery lemon... Over fizzy... Zezty peppery hop... Dry fruits.. Bitter peel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Hazy light tan/blonde. The aroma is light and spicy. The palate has light fruitiness and a hint of spice. A fairly refreshing saison, nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Amber/brown color, huge solid white head and a solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of white pepper and hay. Taste is an odd combination of sour and bitter with some gun metal, perhaps overhopped, or perhaps an infection. I’ll have to try this one again, either from the bottle, or closer to the source, to see if this was just a problem with this batch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Hefig fruchtiger Antrunk, leichte Zitrusnoten. Fruchtiger werdend, wenig grasig. Helle Kräuternoten, zum Ende wird das Bier deutlich milder. Gut! 12/12/12/12/11/12

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9869) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
A hazed amber saison with a thin white head. A plesant fruity aroma with light Brett and coriander, fruity esters. In mouth, a nice crisp malt with light catnip, smoothh and fruity, with a bit of Brett. On tap at Mondiale 2010.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy dark blond beer with a little foam left; yeasty and brett-like aroma; medium-bodied and gently sour; quite dry and long fruity acidic finish; notes of hay - fresh and enjoyable

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Tap at Volo. Barnyard aroma. Middle bodied smooth decent saison. Ok taste. Lacey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8354) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Sampled on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, earthy notes and an almost nutty note. The taste is tart citrus, bready notes, hay, pear. Pretty much like sucking on a lemon. Medium bodied. Weird one.


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