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Brewed by Niagara Oast House Brewers
Style: Saison
Niagara on the lake, Canada
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
A hazed golden saison with a super thick frothy white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light grassy hops, fruity esters, citrusy, coriander notes, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with curacao, coriander, cream cream and bananas, silky, very nice. Bottle from LCBO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9141) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
The Rhino winterfest. A bit funky. Not so drinkable although smooth mouthfeel. Just off-putting spices that were more like a biere de garde. Lasting head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2013 Bottle - hazy pale golden pour. Thick white head. The aroma is lovely - bright spicy yeast with a touch of clove and some faint dustiness as well. A touch of damp earthiness (biere de garde-like) but it also has a touch of soft citrus top notes. Fairly peppery with a little bit of soft cologne like character. Really lovely. I can’t tell if they’ve done some tweaking, but this is a really fantastic brew. I definitely underrated it last time around. Cloudy pale yellow pour. Huge rocky head. The nose is wheaty and a little bit spicy. A touch of orange and some lemon as well. Medium-bodied and a little bit sweet on the finish. Sort of a wheat/saison hybrid. Interesting. 7 3 7 3 14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This doughy and cushy Saison shares plenty of rusticity and fruitiness alongside polite herbal hoppiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A towering head of foam decorates the hazy straw blond.
-From nose to finish, this is very authentic.
-Bready malts and yeast character are nicely harmonious.
-Effervescence is intense and its big bubbles help to air out the mouthfeel.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2013-02-10. Hazy pastel dark yellow body, small white head and lace. 3+ Yeasty aroma, dryish grassy wheat like notes. Whispers of lemon? Flavour is similar, on the mild side, dry grassy hops, mild lightly wheat pale malt. Light bitterness throughout. Average bodied palate. Enjoyable, a bit mild but rather nice. Quaffable. Rhino Winter Festival, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Cloudy orange-tinted gold topped by a thick white meringue (the picture here captures it perfectly!). Aroma of fruity yeast and light malts. Flavours of fresh pineapple and lemon, nice rustic yeast character, biscuit malts, lightly spicy. I thought this was a great saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5118-20130210] Bottle. Yeasty saison aroma. Hazy, light orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. More mild yeasty grasses in the flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(Rhino Winter Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle at Rhino Winter Beer Festival, Feb. 10. Pours a cloudy light gold with an average size semi-lasting fizzy white head. Sweet aroma of banana, herbs, yeast and some light spices. Sweet flavour of banana again along with herbs, yeast and a spicy finish. Average to medium bodied. More of a Hefe then a Saison to me and more banana then I’d like but overall it’s pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6307) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de blé avec une pointe citronnée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée légèrement voilée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de levure avec une pointe de citron et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5569)


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