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Brewed by Niagara Oast House Brewers
Style: Saison
Niagara on the lake, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Cloudy pale golden pour , very hard to pour at that, covered by a gigantic, rocky white head. Peppery, pear-like nose with a tartish rusticity with dust and floury dough character. Pale fruits and fairly acidic flavour profile, it works decently in the nose, but the mouthfeel is, even for a Saison, very exageratedly carbonated. It almost hurts, it bites with a carbonic acid splash. Underneath, a grainy, rustic grain malt profile couples with the high effervescence to provide a relatively dry palate, with an almost astringent, drying finish. Little hoppiness in there, but laudable yeast character, just racy enough to feel authentic, I could have scored this much higher with a more polite effervescence level. It just kills in-mouth flavour development as it is.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a hazy golden colour with 2 finger of lasting white head. Flowery peach aroma. Lively carbonation and Pleasently bitter. Grainy. Crisp finish. Beautiful lacing from top to bottom.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (3272) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Tom’s. Lightly hazy gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is really fruity, peaches, a bit of banana even, really yeasty, too estery. Taste is sweet, fruity, bready, spicy Belgian finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (2938) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Ontbeertaster, thanks Andrew! Clear golden with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite fruity and yeasty along light spiciness and hints of sweetness. Taste is sweet, herbal and quite fruity along cereals, light spiciness and honeyed notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity finish. Not easy to drink because of the fruitiness. Lack of balance.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (222) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Yeasty aroma with notes of pear and berries. Big fluffy head and cloudy orange colour. Fruity front with slightly sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
[bottle from Kelly and Joe--thanks!] Sweet and peppery aroma with spicy phenolics and white grape. Hazy dark yellow under an eternal, rocky, white cover. Fairly smooth and creamy with high carbonation, fresh white grape and apple flavour with no shortage of peppery phenolics and faint pineapple. Medium to light body, high carbonation, sweet but with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1293) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Couleur paille humide, elle est très pétillante sous son épaisse couche de mousse blanche ; son nez est de poires, de raisins, de pommes et de pain frais. Plus sèche qu’annoncée en bouche, elle est encore cependant dominée par les fruits, avec une finale très légèrement poivrée, le tout étant assez rond. Manque de houblons pour souligner son caractère, sinon nous avons affaire ici à une des meilleures saisons canadiennes hors-Québec, sans aucun doute.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Bottle - Banana, tropical fruit, grass and citrus. Hazy gold with a rich white head. Stone fruit, yeast with some light peppery notes in the finish. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjmclell (1) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
Great aroma - floral and sprucey. Looked beautiful - bright sun yellow; somewhat hazy, normal for what I consider to be the classic Belgian farmhouse style; and a bright billowy white head with great retention. Taste was phenomenal - sweet up front like honeydew melon; transitioning to sour lemon, pineapple, tangerine; finishing peppery and pleasantly bitter from the hops. Nice carbonation on the palate, certainly didn’t sit flat. Overall an absolute pleasure for drinking on the deck mid-afternoon after mowing the lawn. There are cheaper saisons on the shelves but I’m glad I decided to pay a little extra and give this one a try!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1134) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow colour. aroma is spiced, has some weird lemon/cider like quality but has esters and a hint of grass. On the palate it is smooth, sports a medium body and has a spicy finish. It is okay.


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