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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Saison
Virton, Belgium
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Collaboration saison with Birrificio Toccalmatto (Italy). With Green Bullet and Motueka hops from New Zealand.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (708) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Bière blonde houblonnée de 6,3 % abv et 35 EBU, qui est une collaboration avec une brasserie italienne nommée Toccalmato. Les houblons sont du Green bullet en amérisant et du Motuecha en aromatique. Bouteille de 75 cl qui a dépassé sa date (théorique) de 10 mois. Couleur doré moyen brillant, avec de la levure en suspension. Bulles moyennes vives partout. Mousse blanche bien crémeuse avec de fins cratères multiples au sommet. Superbe. Arômes de houblon fleuri, pamplemousse rose, citron doux, pointe de kiwi et mangue. 1ère bouche soyeuse et pleine sur la fleur de houblon et le malt légèrement grillé. Arrière-bouche encore plus pleine et pourtant très fraîche. 2ème à l’admirable ensemble houblon/malt, avec des agrumes. 3ème sur la fleur de houblon, vraiment grandiose. Arrière-bouche ample et complexe. La longueur développe les senteurs et les saveurs. On est charmé. L’amertume est complexe et très belle. La levure est un rien poivrée, très belle veine. L’alcool est parfait pour une blonde d’été en terrrasse l’après-midi. La finale couronne l’ensemble de ses beaux atours. CONCLUSION : une vraie bière d’été, superbe, équilibrée, fraîche, bien houblonnée, qui constitue pour moi le pendant à l’estivale de chez Rulles, autre gaumaise de renom de cette belle région.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
From bottle @ home first. later may ’12 @ brewery Maenhout saison vevening. Hazy darkgolden color, with a white head. Aroma: Hoppy, herby note, wheat hints, fruits. Medium body. Taste: is great, nice hops, fruit, malts,bitterness. Dry ending. The very best of this brewery ! A fantastic saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2012
Slighty hazy orange blond beer, white head. Very hoppy aroma, light saison character. Fruity, citrus, apricot, quite floral. Light silage and farmyard, touch of spicy yeast. Bitter hoppy flavour on a sweet malty background. Light citrus, somewhat spicy. Rather bitter finish, very pleasant and dry.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, Nicholas & Antoine!)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2013
Aroma has nice fruity notes, yeasty, hoppy and a tone of spice hints. Appearance is a beautiful clear yellow to gold with nice white head. Taste has a nice bitter side as well as hoppy notes, honey, malty, and a touch of yeast. Palate is fantastic, mild, nice effervescence around mouth, itterness esp. on tongue. Great saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2397) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Saison with the usual dry and grassy taste, but also with some fruity New Zealand hops. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
14/I/2012 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: n/a (2012-49) Thanks to Antoine for bringing the bottle!

Cloudy beige to yellowish beer, small creamy white head, unstable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: fruity, flowery, some citrus, grapefruit, soapy but not in a bad way. MF: low to no carbon, light to medium body. Taste: bitter hoppy start, soft citrus, sweet touch, roses or other flowers, honey. Aftertaste: pretty bitter ending, bit cheesy, dry flowery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
2013-02-27, bottle, bb Oct 2013, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy blond color with generous compact head and sticky lace. Aroma of fruity hops and spicy yeast, mild. Dry mouthfeel, soft, well carbonated; the malt flavor is well spicy; correctly bitter, but without clear hop qualities; long final, Belgian style, a bit sandy.
Good beer, well brewed, should have been drunk earlier.

2012-11-20, draught at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Hazy deep blond color with generous creamy head. Nice aroma, spicy (coriander) with hints of oranges, pine and frankincense. The mouthfeel is quite dry; malt flavor, with nice spicy profile, strong bitterness, but no much fruity presence.
Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2012
750 ml bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 -thx to Antoine & Nicholas – a colab between Sainte Hélène & Tocalmatto, interesting – hazy orange with a creamy white head – smells like Belgian yeast, spices, sweet, hops & flowers – taste is bitter hops, fruity, slightly sweet flowers, plenty of them, touch Belgian yeast, hint of citrus, small dash of herbs, pretty bitter & flowery – low carb. & medium body

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5793) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2012
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persitente speziata (zafferano) piuttosto secca buona luppolatura note erbacee discreto amaro leggero citrico

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy head. Funk, hops, grass and citrus. Smooth and dry. Quaffable tasty thing.


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