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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Saison
Gatineau, Canada
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with nice big soapy white head leaving lace all the way up the glass, just fantastic. Aromas of citrus, yeast, pepper. Flavours are pepper, light booze, light tart sourness, citrus bitterness/yeast finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Thanks to cfrancis for this beer. Pours a semi-hazy orangish copper with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is lemon, pepper and yeast. Taste is lemon and figs up front then some pepper and the some bitter yeast on the finish. Excellent saison with a smooth mouth feel for such a high abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (684) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Bouteille 750ml. Couleur blond paille un peu trouble, mousse blanche abondante. Arôme de levure, d’agrumes, un peu floral. Goût de miel, d’alcool, de levure, poivré en fin de bouche. Carbonation faible, corps moyen. L’arôme et le goût de levure rappelle un peu les bières d’Unibroue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle from Secret Santa. Deep golden color. Peppery hops and dried tropical fruit in the aroma and flavor. Fizzy mouthfeel. Estery with vennel, nutmeg and ginger. Marmelade finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (660) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
Sample on tap at Bières et saveurs (Chambly). Pours cloudy amber with creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma and favour: roasted malt, fruits, hops, slight acidity. Good bitterness with malty finish. Great balance. Full bodied. On style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (856) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
bottle from the brewery. A: vanilla, nutmeg, alcohol App: hazy blond white head T/p: Med body finishes on medium long sweet note. a little bite from the alcohol. moderate carbonation. O: good although I prefer my saison lower in alcohol with a slight acidic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2210) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Purchased a 750ml bottle of this at my local Métro store. Pours a hazy golden colour with an amber hue. Big bubbly-creamy white head that stays long and gives out beautiful lacing. Alcohol aromas with orange and hints of other citrus fruits. Hints of yeast with some spices. Thankfully, the alcohol is not in the mouth. Kind of a mild mouthfeel, just carbonated. Quite easy to drink actually, with a mild taste. Citrus fruits, spices and the hop giving this a nice bitterness (and dryness). The alcohol does disappear after breathing a bit. A nice one, but I prefered their "La saison basse".

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Consommée directement chez Les brasseurs du temps. En fut. Cette bière de saison est complexe. Sublime bière. Forte effervescence. Superbe jaune ambrée. Senteur de noix, fleur et saucisse. Goût d’épice, blé rôti, pacane rôtie, jambon. Belle fin en bouche.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
Liquide orangée d’apparence trouble, surmonté par une mousse dense, immaculée et persistante, qui laisse une belle dentelle. Des arômes prononcés d’agrumes au premier flairage, suivis d’odeurs surettes, acidulées, le tout accompagné de ce fameux gaz que je hume fréquemment dans certaines bières. Des saveurs très près des senteurs. L’acidité est présente du début à la fin, en laissant des traces sur son passage de tout ce qui se rapproche de l’aigreur, de pointes sûres et amères. L’alcool se présente au moment où on ne l’attendais plus et reste pour nous achever. J’aime bien l’étiquette. (Embouteillée 12-0521 Lot #1496) (284-100712)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a foggy yellow orange with a persistent white head. Smells peppery. Taste is spicy, peppers, with a weak lemon bitter finish. Body is light-average. Refreshing. An alright saison, no more.


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