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Brewed by Microbrasserie Charlevoix / Le Saint Pub
Style: Saison
Baie-St-Paul, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
light sour fruit aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour,sour malty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Beautiful white tower above the just as beautiful cloudy blonde pour. Fragrant, almost perfumey nose where cracker-like malts are quickly taken over by the intensely yeasty aromas that bring a broad fruit array, white dough and an intricate spicy complexity that bears more than a little of the Charlevoix house character (kinda lemony coriander-cinnamon notes surrounded by sweetish pie dough). In mouth, the larger than average bubbles feel authentic, if perhaps not as agressive than in many Belgian examples. The malt character is full, procuring a very forward breadiness that feels pastry-like and makes this Saison thicker than average, but agreeably so and still drinkable a plenty. It is accompanied by a serious hoppiness at the same time, adding citrusy notes and a limited, balanced bitterness that adds to the dryness perception when paired with the carbonation. Curious how one sip calls for another. They must have nailed this one pretty well, it has kept the distinctive Charlevoix character while highlighting nicely the contributions of each ingredients and remaining very drinkable. And the price tag feels easy enough at comfortably less than 10$ per 750 ml. Thats actually something Ill buy regularly this Summer. A welcome addition to the already neat DV line.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some wheat, citrus and pepper notes. The flavor is full of oranges and lemons as well as yeast and white pepper. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2015
750mL bottled 5/27/15, drunk 10/20/15.
Big pop from the cap, followed by a highly clear, brilliant, sparkling golden liquid issuing forth. A very large white head sits atop with strong retention. Sediment left behind on the bottom. So far so good.
Wow, that is refreshing to smell....after nearly being beaten in to submission by sour saisons, barrel aged saisons, fruited saisons, non-saison saisons, American saisons, etc....I think this is actually a saison! Baked bread, dough, black and white pepper, delightfully spicy hops and very low fruitiness, with light mustiness, earthiness and cellar qualities. Very light malt qualities overall, or I should say, nicely attenuated. The only drawback/flaw I found was a fairly prominent compound from what I associate with adjunct sugar fermentation (sort of vaguely vanillin-cotton candyish); not sure the culprit, as I cant imagine they used candi sugar. Could just be too much dextrose in the bottle conditioning. No alcohol noted.
In the mouth, the beer follows from the nose. Delightful baked grains, honey and a near perfect amount of bitterness/hop apparency. Noble hops galore, with none of the American-hopped saison madness traits. The attenuation is spot-on, being more dry than Dupont (though a bit less hoppy too keep the balance) and about on par with Blaugies. Delightful phenols, no alcohol and a wonderfully creamy, tightly carbonated, unfiltered texture. A touch of vanilla/cake icing-like flavor and perhaps just a bit of vegetal character from the hops, but these are nitpicked very minor qualms. By and large this is a fantastically drinkable saison in the best sense of the word. One Id happily put right up with the best Belgian/French examples. Been a LONG time since Ive had what was once one of my favorite breweries on the East Coast and its good to see that they are still absolutely killing it! Cheers and thanks for the bottle, Youri!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with nice solid rustic Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a great mix between some rustic malt notes with floral undertones and semi-sweet rustic Belgian malt. Light peppery and yeasty finish. Body is about average with great carbonation. Well done with good level of drinkability and great work on the fruity ester originating from the yeast strain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours a pale golden orange color with a massive white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grains and fruits with a bold grassy and herbal notes. Taste is light fruits up front followed by an intense grassy and herbal hop bitterness that ends with a slightly yeasty finish. Light to medium body with intense carbonation leaves a nice feeling on the palate. Well done and tasty brew that is definitely recommended for a tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5840) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dany. Poured a clear gold body with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly peppery with grains, yeast, cloves and some banana. The flavor isnt quite as good as the aroma with notes yeast, light lemon citrus, toast, grains, bubble gum and white pepper. Body is super delicate, light carbonation and an averge duration on the finish. Solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2014
bottle, awesome saison, lots of flavors, high complexity and nothing disjointed, all the flavors work very well together, lots of fruity notes and some grassy bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5693) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle 750 ml. Clear golden with a huge frothy white head and some nice lacing. Nose of fruits, bubblegum and mint with grassy/floral notes. Taste is citrus, grass, floral, spices and mint. Slight bitterness. Good refreshing Saison and its always a good news when Charlevoix expand is Dominus Vobiscum series!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5691) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Very clear gold pour, white head. Aroma is peppery, saison yeast, grassy hops, fresh bread, a light stone fruit aroma is present as well. Quite classic saison, well done. Flavor is bitter, lots of grainy, husky, barley flavors with fresh pepper and a hoppy finale. Palate is good, well carbed, quite refreshing but with a nice full body. Very glad to see them finally bottle one of their saisons, Im of the opinion that these guys know this style well.


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