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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Saison
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped with cascade and centennial.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
75 cL bottle, courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and dense hops fruity, Light spiced. Fruity and mild yeasty. Bitter and citrusy to orange fruity. Rather citric and bitter finish. Bone dry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a dark amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Fruity nose with a slight tartness. Medium body, sweet and fruity with a rather tart finish. Well... 010410

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013
2013-06-29, draught at Pibar, Lausanne, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Cloudy orange-amber color with compact head. Very nice aroma of West Coast hops, fresh, fruity. Dynamic mouthfeel, with a good malt and toffee flavor, semi sweet; some dust, prominent spiciness from the yeast, good bitterness level, with plenty of hop fruitiness.
Dirty but excellent.

2010-01-03, bottle, 8-5-7-3-16=39
Hazy orange-amber color; nice creamy head, persistent. Despite having been stored in good conditions for a few months, the aroma shows not only the expected Saison spices, but also a light suspicious sourness. Good malt flavor and some caramel; the hop is very fruity, a wonderful signature; just after come the spices and unfortunately the light sourness, that leaves a dry mouthfeel too. Correct bitterness.
Undoubtly good and interesting, but probably this bottle is a bit spoiled.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
Grapefuit cloudy with lots of bubbles. Carbonation is natural. The taste is medium, it is a little complex, but also quite lactic. You get used to the lactose or not. A tad sour, this is not for everyone. There is a mild spice there.Bierophilie buying club.Bit funky aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
A dense albeit not tall white head remains as a lasting cover over the opaque light amber body. Strongly fruity, ester laden nose where surprising white cranberries, blueberries, strawberries meet straighter citrus from the hops. It is rare indeed that a yeast byproduct takes the shape of berries. Not as attenuated as I’d expected, this contains soft cerealic, bready, angel cake undertones over which whipped cream and developed fruits would make it feel like a shortcake were it not for the hops. About these hops, they displays less brightness than I would have thought, bringing on orange, soft earth and flowery notions, but just diplomatic bitterness which, while drying out the finish, does not reach anything close to an IPA level. I guess one might call it relatively complex, but it did not have the characteristics that make me fall in love with a beer such as an inherent sense of freshness and a crisp, tight mouthfeel that enhances the global brightness. Still, if I had not put high expectations on that one, I would have been pretty satisfied indeed, as it remains a complex, not too pretentious, characterful beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle: Poured a dirty dark beige color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian malt with floral and dry hops and a bready yeast finish. Taste is a quite particular mix between some nice floral hops with Belgian malt backbone and a yeasty presence that brings some fruity ester to the mix. Body is full with limited filtration and average carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix thought not something I would wish to go for very often.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to some swiss chap that brought some awsome bottles to a random tasting at the rake. Alround rating: Citrusy, very grassy hop, lightly tart, minerally water it seems, dry, loads of yeast, far too much yeast infact.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Bottled 75cl. 7 ABV. Bought in Drinks of the world in Bern. The Oud Bruin and Double Fraîcheur where also available. It pours a hazy copper beer with an average sized nicely remaining light beige head. Some yeast sediment is detectable. Strong aroma of blueberries, white pepper, candied apricot, hops and vinegar. A lot of blueberries and candied apricot showing up in the taste which is moderately acidic. Earthy with hints of white pepper. Subtle carbonation. Good balance. Medium to full bodied. Decent lacework. Dry finish which is reminiscent of apple. A complex brew. I prefer the Saison Framboise over this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
A golden IPA with a thick creamy white head. A pleasant cereal and grassy hops in aroma, with wild herbs. In mouth, a very pleasant creamy ale with light notes of cloves and good hops. Medium bodied. Tasted at Mondiale 2007.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2008
(Bottle, thanks omhper!) Pours hazy golden amber with a big white head. The aroma is of citric orange-like hops up front alongside some floral/perfumey and grassy notes. Yeasty, ester-ish fruity and subtle spicy with just a whisper of coriander, white pepper and nutmeg. Undertones of toasted white bread and vanilla ice cream. Light woody. The flavour is floral, grassy and citric hoppy, light to medium malty, light yeasty and light acidic. Medium bitter and light sweet but otherwise quite dusty and dry. Some fruitiness in the background. The mouthfeel is clean and light crisp. Medium bodied. Very nice.


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