thornecb (6235) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2018
Pours clear gold into a snifter. Bright white head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel, bread, hay and candi aromas. Sharp with sweet candi and herbal yeast upfront turning to bitter earth in the lasting finish. Gluepot (783) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2018
A pillowy well laced off-white head on a cldar straw body. obvious effervescence. The nose leads with Belgian yeast, supported by a herbal wash and citrus hop notes. A fresh, balanced and very drinkable Saison. The yeast is the lead taste element with typical banana notes. Peaches and lemon are first among a range of fruity accents. Earthy spices, sweet bready malt and pepper add to the mix. A rich and smooth mouth feel. Very nicely done. Franckg (1986) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2018 Bouteille. Robe dorée légèrement trouble et surmontée d'un épais col de mousse blanc et rocailleux. Arômes de levures saisons, grains de poivre, sucre, banane et pêche, zeste d'orange. En bouche, fort goût de levures, sucre résiduel, orange, bananen et clou de girofle. Arrière-goût herbacés et sec. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps moyen.Metalchopz (3764) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2018
Earlier Rating: 8/24/2015 Total Score: 3
500ml bottle from a local Metro store... after visiting the brewery a few months back. Pours a hazy golden colour with a white cap, good stay and fluffy foamy lacing. Did not like aromas at first pour, but eventually, it gets back in place with the citrus notes, Saison yeast sweetness and fresh grassy hops. The taste is a little more on the hoppy side with the citrus zest in the background. Some tartiness on the tongue. Not bad, but not in my top Saisons for sure. azzurro (574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
Earlier Rating: 5/22/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Found at Marché Omni. Pours a very slight hazy, light golden colour with a big creamy white head that lasts a very, very long time and chunks out foamy lacing. The smell at first reminds me of my first Unibroue experiences when they started. Spicy nose (peppery) with the Belgian Ale yeast, mild grass and citrus. Beautiful mouthfeel with just a little dryness in the finish, from the hop. Not overly bitter with a 35 IBU, which works well for this one. Very well-balanced taste of milder spices with the rest. The fruity aspect of a Saison are here, but come in and out as it breathes. Goes down very nicely and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Got this one at Broue Ha ha few weeks ago. Couldn't find it in the list. Interesting beer, strong head presence, smooth and belgian-like, worth trying,
Harmosly (59) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2017 Total Score: 3.8
I decide to try all of beers available from this brewery after the success from the Lupulus. The saison is a nice attempt. I had some good sip with a great supper in great company in a gift glass and enjoying our nice September weather.
Moi, personnellement, je n’ai pas aimé cette bière. Elle était beaucoup trop amère, mais c’est une saison, c’est un peu normal... C’est juste vraiment pas dans mes goûts. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Slightly hazy straw color with low activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with strong legs.
Fresh floral and fruity scent. Flavors of strawberries, banana, tropical fruits, pears, peach, and citrus wow. Fresh fruity vinous sugary feel with a citrus sharpness, well balanced.
Slick medium body with champagne like carbonation. Strong spicy finish of moderate length, ending with a powerful dash of spices that lingers a little but clears out quickly.
Overall an excellent craft having a pleasant bouquet and very good flavors. A little bit overly spicy but still the freshness is quite good and smooth to drink. The Etruscan (714) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 26, 2016
Huge full lasting off white head. Honey orange colour. Flavor is moderately hoppy with herbal, fruity (tangerines and apricots) with spicy (pink pepper) and light bready notes. Flavor is moderately malty with fruity (tangerines, plumes) and spicy tones, ending in a moderately hoppy and slightly spicy finish. Light to medium bodied. Helsdon (433) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a very slightly cloudy blonde with a vicious head, even meatier than your standard saison. Once it died down I’m getting citrus, yeast but not a heavy smell, but it might be my nose today. The taste delivers some bitterness that hides a heavier sweet-citrus malt under. The yeast that should be there get lost. It’s ... ok. anstei (2848) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Citric grassy aroma with hints of funky saison yeast. Oily medium body. Some bitterness, a tad of sourness. Still grassy on the palate, like spring. Nice!