matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from the brewery shared with jeff and joel. hazed golden with a big white head. do you know what really good saison is like? is has genuine country, rustic charm. it does not feel polished, it does not feel manufactured. it reminds you that the best things are handmade by artisens that care for there craft. it comes from a little red barn, in a vineyard, in niagara on the lake. this is really good saison.
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into big Bordeaux glass.
Quite a lot going on in the aroma. Banana, classic spicy notes from yeast, peppery, musty, moldy, earthy. Taste is very dry, spicy, earthy, less fruit in taste than in aroma, but still there. Long, very dry finish. Mouthfeel was a bit more substantial than with other saisons, very high carbonation. Overall, it might be a bit young, but one of the best saisons I’ve had, gotta go stock up.
SteveLikesBeer (31) - - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It comes in a corked 750-millilitre bottle and is unfiltered and bottle-seasoned, which accounts for its slightly cloudy appearance. It has a fruity yeast aroma and some spicy citrus in the flavour. Excellent.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caged Corked Bottle: Pours a roily unfiltered deep gold-amber. @ finger puffy cap. Aroma of succulent fruits, spice, some honey, some sour and hop grassiness nice nose to it. Spritzy dry character. Pleasant flood of flavours meet the palate - fruits. spices, some tartness very "cidery", spicey hops, peppery mith feel, dry lightly bitter-tart finish. Great saison in the Alsace style - in some ways it is reminisant of La Chouffe blonde.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - 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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hangunder (160) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells very refreshing, coriander, wheat, belgian yeast and a bit of farmhouse tart character. Very hazy yellow, long lasting white head and streaming bubbles. Aesthetically pleasing. Tart flavors upfront, some citric notes clean middle and finishing with some belgian yeast sweetness, spice and grassy hoppyness. Quite nice. Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Refreshing saison but seems overpriced for what it is.
robinvboyer (2758) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged 750ml. Hazy golden pour, huge, pillowy head. Nice wheat, grassy aroma. Lots of lemon, lemon zest, touches of funk. A spectacular to style saison aroma, a subtle pepper/spiciness, with a gorgeous medium bitter finihs, with loads of cereals, touches of funk, and some grassy hops.
ontbeermaker (2152) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle, pours a bit of a hazy yellow, aroma is a nice barnyard funk and the flavour is so as well, it has a bit of more full body then I was expecting but it was really nice and worked for the beer, it has a lot flavour and is defintely the best saison from ontario I have had. A nice banana flavour, really nice first offering from this brewer.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 From 750 ml bottle. Pours light gold with frothy bright white head. Aroma is grassy with a slight hit of citrus. Taste is smooth and light sweet with no bitterness and good range of mouthfeel.
GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy pale orange/yellow with a bunch of white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Smell is some grass, lots of citrus, and some farmhouse. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is a bit sweet at first then mixes with some sourness before getting decently bitter. The aftertaste is a bit sweet at first though loses out to the long lasting bitterness in the end. Quite a decent saison, glad it’s close enough for me to grab tons of it.