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

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RATINGS: 234   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (245) - Ontario, - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier drucken med ölföreningen. En stiltypisk och riktigt bra saison. Frisk, lätt men ändå rustikt robust, lite syrlig, en hel del citrus, saisonjäst, stiltypisk kryddning. Allt som skall finnas finns där med mycket karaktär och bra balans. Riktigt gott.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (446) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy, golden, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
From 375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a sudsy but lasting white head. Aromas of lemon, barnyard funk, apple, pepper and flowers. Taste is sharp lemon at first, a bit like lemon juice, followed by green apple, pepper and cinnamon. There’s also a bit of a fusil alcohol or chemical note that smooths out as the beer warms up. Not bad but somewhat unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontenas. Hazy amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, hops and spices. Fruity flavor of caramel and hops with notes of spices. Fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
60 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Fruity, toasted and light estery. Bitter and slight fruity. Smooth fruity and slight crisp hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This wasn’t really my sort of Saison. Very farmhouse focused with loads of banana, wheat and honey coming through. Fairly zesty with a herbal focus as well. Had To Ol Snowball Saison after this which is more along my preference of taste as it was much more fruit driven and vibrant. This was good just not what I was looking for

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Cloudy dark orange 3 finger off white head. Aroma is spicy with pepper, clove and ginger. Very substantial mouthfeel in carbonation and tingling. Intense bitterness toward middle and finish with pine and a faint bitter orange. A taste of honey and more herbs. Sweet as well in lingering taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (154) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
600ml bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. Crisp mouth feel, refreshing as a saison should be, but it lacks a distinct taste or aroma. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2662) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle. Just hazy gold with a large white head that lasts well. Aroma of peach, lemon, hay, slightly funky dough, cloves. Sweet peach, some tropical fruit, crackers, lemons, dry and spicy (pepper and cloves) at the end. A little zippy there too. Nice, maybe a little austere.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
Large frothy white head like snow canary yellow pour misty look soft carbonation aromas salt sea air citrus yeast strain spice lemon orange the flavours white pepper lemon grain yeast orange tangy taste crispness some sweet rye goodness adding some spice to the seasonal good body the finish very likeable Saison hops and grain dwell nicely together spice yeast rye goodness last to soothe the palate lovely Saison


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