Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ferris (10587) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Sammy (10572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DuffMan (8823) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[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)
blankboy (7058) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
czar (6972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy light and bright golden with a tall creamy whtie head, good retention and lacing. spicy and bready/grainy maltiness, some husks - light astringency, rustic character, cushiony fruitiness too; hint of booze, touch of honey, grass, pepper, mineral traces. lively to average carbonation, light body - oily, dry grassy-herbal-citrusy finish. very lightly tart, balanced, quenching and tasty rustic graininess.