Sammy (11974) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant and unique saison, new at St. Hubert trip. Very floral, with ginger being the only significant outstanding scent. Pours light yellow with a small lasting white head, and leaving lace dots throughout the glass. . Average mouthfeel, carbonation right there. Decent drinker and refreshing. The taste was mainly ginger, with other herbs including chamomile, and cardamom, pepper.
j12601 (10317) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a clear light yellow gold with a thin white head. Herbal and minty, soft musk on the nose. Medium bodied, herbal and slightly lemony. Finishes with a touch of crisp grain and a bit more herbal notes.
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Golden body of medium depth, average white head. Aroma is strikingly nutmeg, or fresh ground mace. In a blind sniff test, I’d guess this to be a pumpkin beer with complete confidence. On the palate, nutmeg spice is still there, but is combined with sweet pear, light honey, and delicate floral highlights. Very interesting, but not a Saison at all.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2016 My Bottom Line:
Citrusy petals, almost biscuity pils malt and sunflower oil-like aromatics dwell in a creamy mouthfeel, creating yet another unique brew from the mind of Élise Cornellier-Bernier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy pale golden.
-I found this to be as enjoyable and different as Terre Ferme. Both are idiosyncratic quenchers.
-It is not clear whether the mild bitterness comes from the herbs/flowers used or early-boil hops.
-Some of the herbs recall citrusy thyme.
Bottles and on tap at the Chambly festival.
czar (8896) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a bright golden with a decent white head, some retention and lacing. cereals, malt structure is ok. again that saltiness in the malt. blends very well with the complex herbal, floral bouquet - not coming from the hops. hops per say are light - mainly citrusy, lemon tartness. hint of sweetness, never cloying. soft to average carbonation, light body yet a silky feeling. refreshing and good. just way too expensive.
solidfunk (8645) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plain and boring. A slight hint of hay here and some citrus but that’s about all the saison around in this one. Pours golden, lager-like with decent head and lacing. Finish has light sourness. Bottle from Brou haha.
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, dégusté au Festival Bières et Saveurs 2010 (Chambly, QC). Arôme: Odeur floral avec une pointe d’herbes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût floral avec une pointe d’agrumes et d’herbes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement floral. (Rating #3256)
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly cloudy very pale gold with an average size lasting frothy white head. Odd aroma of lemon, ginger, sugar, grain and floral notes. Watery flavour of herbs, ginger, honey, floral notes and lemon. Light bodied. Not bad but nothing special.
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle shared with blankboy and garthicus. Very pale clear gold with a small and diminishing white fizzy/rocky head. Aroma of Chablis, dried flowers, a hint of cinnamon and maybe a bit of bug spray. Taste - floral, grassy light golden ale with a dash of pear - clean but sort of dull. Light body, strong carbonation, quick finish with a decent if slightly gritty fresh grassy finish. Meh.
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a small fuzzy head with limited retention. Aroma consists of weak malt with very subtle notes of herbs. Taste is also a mix between some weak malt notes with some very subtle herbs notes. Body is light with medium to low carbonation. Quiet disappointed with this one since I was expecting a bigger malt backbone and more presence form the herb mix.