gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Golden and hazy with thing head and decent lacing. The aroma is of cloves and some citrus. Taste is spicy, fruit, and a nice malt backbone. More cloves. reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
12oz glass on tap at the Underground Tap and Grill pours a golden color with a finger of white head settling down to some nice lacing. Aroma is fruity with some herbs and yeasty notes. Taste is a lemon and her bitterness with a malty and fruity sweetness with a dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation which pleases the palate. A very well done saison and highly recommended. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap at Underground. Light amber, not quite clear, off white cap, mess. Crazy aroma! Strong herbal thing with cloves - candied cloves that fade a bit. Wow. Awesome. Smells of what could be pineapple marmalade, coriander. Taste. Great. Fruity, coriander, light bitter spice, herbs, pumpkin reminders. Touch funk. Great mouthfeel. Dig this concoction. Ferris (15299) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft - I smell a herbal medicinal wrap, and funny but not in a bad way. Fruits and herbs, very fresh. Pale gold with a minimal head. Very herbal and fresh. Not an everyday beer but would be stellar with food.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: An fun overload of rosemary.
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
How: Tap at brewpub on the first week the beer was released.
The look: Clear blond body topped by persistent small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is rosemary and more rosemary and then even more rosemary. This is not the first rosemary beer I’ve had (the recent New Belgium Trip XI comes to mind) but this one sure takes the cake as far as rosemary aroma intensity is concerned. Not sure how it was after a few weeks but when I had it when it was first released (my ratings are late) and both aroma and taste was an overload of fresh rosemary. Carbonation was lively and there were some oily cereals and timid notes of rustic yeast. But overall it was an experiment in rosemary excess. I didn’t like the first few sips but then this crazy beer grew on me. Drinking a full pint wasn’t a chore. Not something I’d have on a regular basis but a fun change of pace. Yet another night spent drinking at DDC, it’s like every time I stop at the pub I tell myself I will just have a beer and go back home, but it is amazing how I quickly reach the pint of no return.
A lightly hazed golden saison with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a smooth and perfumy malt with light mineral notes, light cloves, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth spiced fruity malt with light cloves, nice and smooth summer saison. On tap at brewpub,Nov. 23 2012. rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
Honey gold color, with a white head, mild yeasty, fruity, zesty lemon peel, rosemary spicy nose, with some apple sauce, pear esters, and a light floral citrus, leafy hop note, within a faint pale, toasty malt aroma follows a medium-bodied palate, with good fruity belgian yeast saison, intense rosamary spiciness character, with a kind of anis, absinthe mimetism, and a thyme, flowery citrus lemon peel, leafy hoppy flavour, with a faint pale, munich, toasted honeyish malt undertone, leading towards a yeasty, fruity citrusy, good rosemary, subtle anis spicines, lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish. rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Un verre de dégustation au DDC. Bière blonde dorée avec une mousse blanche. Le nez me fait penser plus à une bière du Hameau que d’une du DDC. Il y a des arômes de pin et de romarin. C’est très sous-bois de conifère. La bouche est huileuse. Il y a une tonne de romarin, pin ou épinette. Serait-ce la concoction amérindienne qui sauva du scorbut les matelots de Jacques-Cartier en 1535 dans la rivière St-Charles ? 5/10 SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Un verre à Montréal. Une robe plutôt blonde et voilée. Un mince col mousseux. Un nez démesuré de romarin. Une présence tellement forte. Des notes florales et des notes forestières. Au goût, une dictature de cette herbe méditerranéenne. Des notes de parfumerie. Rien de bien subtil. En bouche, un corps normal et des bulles actives. En finale, un parfum intense qui s’incruste pour un long moment. Une affaire pardonnable. Vivement le deuxième brassin. JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
On tap at DDC. Powerfull rosemary aroma along with coriander and some cereal. Taste is once again rosemary upfront with some yeast and cereal. Carbonation could be more lively. Not a bad beer but I’m not a fan of beers made with herbs such as the "Saison du Buff" experiment, so I could be biased. It could as well be categorized as a Spice/herb/vegetable with such an intense rosemary presence.