Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
A hazy amber ale with a thick light moka head. A pleasant sweetish bubble gum aroma, curacao, very Belgian. In mout, a smooth Belgian ale with nice orange pulp notes, curacao, light grainy notes, oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. On tap at St-Bock, Dec. 26 2009. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Big musk on the nose, herbal and a touch of lemongrass. Interesting herbal notes right away. Smooth and musky, nicely balanced. Musk on the finish, yeast and a nice touch of lemon. Sammy (12838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
Enjoyed at the brewpub, this is amber spelt. The carbonation was right there, it had a blonde coloured body and lots of lace. Average mouthfeel. The aroma was yeasty and a little of that came into the taste. Drinkable and not bad, different though not exceptional. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
My Bottom Line : czar (9487) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
This Spelt Saison joins minty, herbal hops to fresh, doughy yeast in a dry and effervescent mouthfeel full of floral flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A lofty head of foam covers the misty amber shine.
-The aroma is quite fresh and revealing.
-The dryness and expansive carbonation make for an authentic Belgian-style mouthfeel.
-Floral notes pervade the flavor profile, seamlessly leading to a pleasant hop bitterness.
-Cereal flavors could be clearer. Some refinement is needed there.
-This is definitely better than tap versions I’ve had before. Bottle conditioning has helped greatly, but there must have been improvement elsewhere in the recipe too. Great job!
on tap at bateau de nuit. clear medium dark golden, orange tint, with a decent white head, ok-retention. grainy, peppery, decent malts. light herbal hops. light to medium body, a tad harsh carbonation. good drinkability.
TaktikMTL (7999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
En fût. Verre de 4oz dégusté au Week-end des Saveurs de Compton 2009 (Compton, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’houblons et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est blonde ambrée voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales et d’houblons avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #2570) Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 16, 2010
Mondial de la bière Montréal 2010 Boutip (6562) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Aroma sweet fruity feel , fresh malts with hops. Soft grainy aroma.6+
Appearance highly carbonated murky amber , mid light head shown. 2+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied with soft character. Drinkable qualities , strong grainy hints with touch of citrus. Refreshing easy going brew.
Bottle: Poured a dark hazy golden color ale with a large slightly off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of grain and spicy yeast strain with nice floral notes is just about perfect. Taste of spicy yeast with great malt bill and dry finish is just about perfect. Body is full with good carbonation. I was expecting some kind of special grain but I never expected such a fine saison. This brewery is slowly becoming a must-try. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Murky blonde with a lasting white towery foam constnatly fed by vigorous carbonation. Very yeasty, pleasant nose with farmhouse-like strong phenol notes, halfway between the spicy/medicinal saison yeast and almost bretty in its earthy/sweaty connotations. This all pairs very well with the snappy lemony, spicy and wild flowery hops who remain mostly on the aromatic side. Delicious hoppiness in fact. Underneath it all, the spelt adds a refreshing cerealic side and is elegantly integrated, adding to the spiciness and never feeling redundant with the bready yeast. Perhaps still a bit on the unclean side, but a deliciously unique creation. Crazy how good this beer has become, one of the better bottled Belgian inspired ales in Quebec nowadays, including Unibroue. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
In short: A dry yeasty amber Saison with a distinctive character. Very good
How: Bottle 500ml. A few times, this bottle aged about 2 or 3 months, not much change from a super-fresh one
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a medium fizzy beige head quickly receding to a small layer of foam
In long: Nose is pleasantly musty, a bit of dusty rug, an overall nice rural Saison character. Taste is crunchy dried cereals swimming in a sea of dusty yeast, dried bread, very low sweetness sensation, dried fruits skin, some spicy edges here and there, dried flowers and grapefruits. Carbonation was a little too intense with this bottle but I don’t remember the carbonation being so intense when the beer was first released (this bottle was even a bit of a gusher). This is dry and fluffy yeasty Saison that stands out from the crowd with a somewhat unique personality. The lady at my local beer store was really rude and useless though, she didn’t know how much spelt was used in this beer, she didn’t want to get me a box to pack my beers, she didn’t want to help me carry my bottles to the cash register, she kept telling me to leave her alone and ask someone who works there.