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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Saison
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belge fermière

L’eau étant souvent impropre à la consommation, les fermiers du sud-ouest de la Belgique fabriquaient jadis une bière pour étancher la soif de leurs employés. Produite principalement pour la saison des récoltes, elle fut connue au fil du temps sous l’appellation Saison. Cette bière était souvent légèrement acide et, par le fait même, plus désaltérante, exactement ce que l’on recherchait après un dur labeur aux champs. Notre Saison est brassée selon les traditions ancestrales des fermes de Wallonie. Elle offre des saveurs sèches, fruitées et légèrement acidulées, couronnées d’une touche de poivre noir. C’est une des bières goûteuses les plus désaltérantes qui soient.

As the water supply was often unfit for consumption, farmers in southwestern Belgium traditionally produced a beer to quench the thirst of their workers. Produced mainly for the harvest season, it became known over time as a Saison. This beer was often slightly acidic and therefore more refreshing, exactly what was needed after a hard days work in the fields. Our Saison Tradition is brewed according to traditional recipes of Wallonian farmers. It offers dry, slightly tart fruit flavors accented by a touch of black pepper. Amongst our many tasty beers, this is one of the more thirst-quenching.

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VT (2526) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange amber with a white-yellowish head. Smells like pepper. Tastes sweet, spicy and fruity. Goes down easily. Touch of pepper in the finish, lingering spicy taste. Light to medium bodied. Very good, thirst-quenching, complex and tasty ale. Loved it.

3
lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Amber with a small off-white head. Aromas of banana bread and cloves. Medium body, flavours are on the sweet side, cakey again, weak flavors, finishes way too sweet for a saison. This ai’nt a bad beer if you take it as a session amber ale, but a saison!!! Not close at all of being a saison. Note to the brewer : go back to your books! This is an insult to the style...

3.3
tom10101 (6317) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle 500 ml. Amber orange with a small white head. Some lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, bubblegum and spices with herbal notes. Also slight citrus presence. Taste is medium sweet with spices and slight fruits. Mouthfeel is acidic and dry. Correct Saison.

3.4
robinvboyer (4836) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
This is the beer that won gold at the mondiale 2012, hmmm ok. Copper pour, small white head. Light tartness, slme light pepper, and spice. Mouthfeel is a little thick for the style, carb is a little low. Finish is spicy, with some loght tartness, and some grassy hops. Refreshing, but a little too thick. Tasty, but i dont see the hype.

3.5
sseb69 (2017) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 Bouteille 500 ml. 5.5%. Couleur ambrée-orangée, mousse beige. Arôme de blé, levure, un peu d’herbes, céréales. En bouche, moins de levure que pensé, plus de houblon qui masque la finale et rend cette saison moins belge. Moi je l’aime bien.

2.9
punkska101 (2213) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle from metro marche collin. A: banana, spicy, orange App: clear copper with small white head. T/p: light body with acidic but short finish. Average carbonation. O: OK not dry enough

2.8
czar (9682) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
on tap at brewpub. clear dark golden, decent light beige head, lacing. toasted cereals, light smoke, sweet, light acidity, some wheat, some spices, light but present herbal-grassy hops. short to medium long finish, soft carbonation, medium body.

2.7
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
A uniform white sheet stays above the darkish amber pour. A wall of citrus hits the nostrils as this bottle, which clearly leans more towards esters than more timid spicy, peppery, clovey/nutmeggy phenols, get opened. Its orange blossom flavours are pretty forward in the nose and once in mouth, accompanied by a zesty dash of citric acid that is quite fortunate since it’s otherwise relatively sweet and not as attenuated as I would like it. Instead, the palate feels rather juicy, almost candied (jolly rancher meets werthers original), with all this fruitiness - peach nectar, tartish apples, white grapes, pineapple, kinda like an exotic fruit juice, with matching acidity. The relatively small bubbles are rather active, but would benefit from being larger and rougher to enhance the perception of dryness and rusticity. Malts are here fairly biscuity underneath the fruit, still holding a fair share of residual sugars that come and diminish the drinkability. I appreciate the idea that specialty malts will add complexity, but in my mind, a Saison yeast strain is complex aplenty when used in the right conditions and given the chance not to be fighting against strong malt character to deploy its nuances. Despite the acidity, it feels heavier than your average 5.5% ale. Not something I would go for frequently, but I’ll gladly try again... as soon as my local store runs out of Dominus Vobiscum Saison.

2.8
Boutip (6664) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Draft: Poured a dark amber color ale with an average size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of residual sugar with light rustic malt notes is OK. Taste is a mix of residual sugar with light rustic malt notes and limited ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Lacking complexity and ester with plain caramel and sugar coming through a bit too much; probably not something I will seek again.

3.1
Eructoblaster (4521) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Dark amber body with a thin off-white creamu head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with clove and citrusy hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries brown sugar, citrusy, and hickory notes. Ends with a decent bitter/sour finish. Average Saison.


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