Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Saison
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our interpretation of this Southern-Belgian farmhouse ale employs a long-grain bill and the addition of freshly-ground black pepper to the Brew Kettle. We use the versatile Ardennes yeast from Belgium, adding notes of bubblegum, banana and cloves to this Saisons sturdy malt backbone.

Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Crystal, Aromatic
Hops: Hallertauer

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Big cloudy yellow/orange body with a mega huge head that is easily 4-5 inches. A little too much foam for me. I liked the fact though that it seemed to bubble and make gaps in the head. Smell: Tart with lemon, pepper, yeast and fruit esters. Taste: Lots of lemon i found with a bit of pepper that becomes slightly more pronounced as it warmed. Taste is subdued IMO. A little tartness with a good mix of floral flavors. Mouthfeel: Mild with an active carbonation. Glides easily down the throat though i found it it be a tiny bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (1090) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2017
650ml bottle.(5.5% ABV) Pours a murky dark amber with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Sweet, spicy, fruity aroma of clove, pepper, coriander, banana, bubblegum and Belgian yeast with caramel malt in the background. Sweet, spicy, fruity flavour of caramel malt, grain, pepper, clove, coriander, Belgian yeast, lemon, banana and bubblegum with a dry, mildly bitter grass finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Not a true saison, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (4011) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2016
This peach colored saison was highly carbonated, and topped by a thin, fizzy head. Earthy, crackled grain aroma punctuated by perfumey notes, and some yeasty esters. On the palate this one is desirably grainy and earthy, and a bit flowery. There are a lot of esters swirling around this one, and some perfumed flavors are intermingled with a thin whisker of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmalaher (301) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Tasted on tap at Wolf in the Fog in Tofino, BC. A nice saison, clean and crisp with some wheat beer flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdleedahl (430) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
I wouldn't say this beer has the "sturdy" malt background it claims to have. It's actually quite light on the malt, and the bitterness isn't that enticing either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6818) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2016
From a 650 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Flavor of white and black pepper. Smooth and crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cobaink2 (640) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from brewery. Pours a deep Amber color. My impression is an amber beer with a coriander finish. A little too much caramel for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1712) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet grains, clove and slight tart, well balanced. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (13990) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is yeast, grain, funky. Medium mouth pure sugar, spice, grain, lingering dry finish, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3709) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Pours a clear bright orange/golden with a thin white head. Aroma is very mellow but has mild soft spice and hints of fruit and wheat. Flavor has tangy fruit atop light wheat and spice...very mild all around...just a touch vegetal. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy/tangy/minerally finish.

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