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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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3.6
Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a nice mix of lemon, fruits, & smooth brett, pleasing. In mouth, a smooth silky fruity malt with clover and brett, grassy and citrusy, well done.

3.4
DuffMan (10930) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Hazy medium gold, thickly lacing white head. Light tangerine peel and doughy yeast, wheaty malts, peppery finish. Not terribly complex, but a dry yeasty ale that hit the spot regardless.

3.3
MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Caramel sweetness decorates candied oranges and leafy, vegetal leanings in this otherwise doughy example.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the misty dark amber.
-The nose is rather cake-like and evokes a sweeter brew than it really is.
-Yeast is slightly rustic, adding dusty angles.
-Body is bulky for the style.
-This may not be the most traditional of examples, but at least it is not one of those overly spiced New World versions.

Bottle.

3.1
solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Doesn’t smell like much, a little grass. Taste has a little sourness, a little grass. A tiny bit of bubblegum. A very light beer - could almost be a lager, it’s not very well done for the style. There’s sourness in the aftertaste as well. Pours blond, decent lacing. There’s a little fruitiness I guess. On tap at Saint Bock.

2.8
czar (9680) - 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.

3.3
TaktikMTL (8013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
En fût. Verre de 7 oz dégusté chez Le Picoleur (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes et de pommes. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4346)

3.5
blankboy (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a deep copper with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, tart and herbal. Flavour of yeast, ginger, herbs and spices. Average bodied. Pretty good Saison.

3.1
Ernest (7914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), light hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of gum, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Strikes me as more of a plain Belgian blonde ale, but clean and not overly sweet or estery, so that’s nice.

3.3
mansquito (7277) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Some store: bottle poured into plastic cup. Pours bubbly golden with a white head. Aroma is peppery, slightly funky, and quite fruity. Taste is similar: spicy, a bit sweet, and dry. This was a pretty run of the mill saison to my mind. Good.

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.


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