Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Saison
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A copper Saison refermented with whole Niagara peaches and dry-tead with Yunnan Pu Er Tea. This particular tea is made of spring 2007 purple buds pu er. The purple leaves occur only at specific altitude (1000-2000m) and in specific weather conditions (heavy storms + intense sunshine). The plant reacts by producing an overload of anthocyan that turns the leaves purple. The resulting tea is intense, quite bitter if overbrewed, really earthy, smoky and has an intense aromatic profile in its youth. It is more delicate in the beer...

Une Saison refermente avec des pches du niagara et aromatise froid avec du th pu er de bourgeons pourpre du Yunnan. Cette production de feuilles pourpres des arbres pu er se produit lorsquau printemps, alterne orages et soleil intense. la plante ragit en produisant un surplus danthocyane qui transforme la couleur des feuilles de vert pourpre. Le th fait avec ces bourgeons est dune intensit aromatique surprenante, trs terreux avec une touche fume mais peut devenir trs amer si infus trop longtemps. Par chance cest beaucoup plus dlicat dans la bire...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2012
Une petite bouteille au Cheval Blanc. Un regard ambr et sa coiffe qui semble vouloir persister. Un nez qui annonce de belles et bonnes choses avec des parfums fruits et ses murmures surets. Des pointes dherbes qui sont possiblement confondues avec des feuilles de th. Un ct rustique rattrap par la douceur de certaines crales. Des saveurs qui permettent aux houblons et au th dapporter une amertume amusante et quelques grimaces bien places. Un ct terreux : est-ce le th? Une apparition fruite qui se confirme au fil des gorges. Un corps de moyenne densit avec un apport de bulles assez convenable. Une texture agrable, bien sentie. Une finale qui propose une amertume transporte possiblement par des houblons et assurment construite par le th. Jai bien apprci cette bouteille. Vivement lexprience du ft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
[4217-20111231] Cask. Herbal celery spiced aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light grey head. Spicy toasted herbs flavour has an interesting peppery base. Medium body. Tasty but odd. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
In short: A pleasantly different Saison.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy rust-color body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is pleasantly rustic/old attic with a nice fruitiness that included dark grapes, dried fruits, peaches and more. Taste has plenty of toasted grainy cereals, rustic yeast, dried tobacco, fresh herbs and a complex fruitiness. Fruity without being juicy. Finish is quite dry and a bit tart/astringent and there is also a pleasant herbal bitterness in the after-taste. The beer uses pears and green tea but I wouldnt have guessed. The fruitiness encompasses a lot more than just pears and the beer has a herbal character but not something I would have described as green tea. Overall there was something simply different about this beer and I really enjoyed it. I like going to my neighbourhood pub Cheval Blanc for a quick beer, and sometimes when I come back from drinking alone at the pub I draw a penis on my face so people think that I have friends and Im coming back from a crazy party.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
On tap at Volo
Aroma: citrus, tart, zesty dryness, notes of alcohol, meadow notes. 7-
Appearance: very neat. Hazed dark amber with long lasting white fine top. Handsome look. 4+
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Strong herbal feel with lemon grass. Carbonation soft , mild. Finish with notes of black tea. Ending once again with lemon grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
2012-12-31. Murky orange amber body with a small foamy beige head and lace. 3+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is nearly uncarbonated, but still nice. 3+ Flavour is pleasant, light bitterness, light spice/pepper, finishes dry, mild very lightly grainy pale malt. 7+ Aroma is similar, lightly fruity, spicy and peppery. 7+ Pretty solid saison, I think it would have benefited from being slightly colder, and more carbonation. Enjoyable. Cask at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
#1193 draught; nose is plum, marcipan, hazel, mellow, bittersweet hops, feel is watery, carb is mediumlow, taste is earth, sour grapes, little leaves, bittersweet hops finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
En ft. Verre de 14 oz dgust directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de pches et de crales. Apparence: La couleur est ambre-orange opaque. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got fruit avec une pointe dhoublons. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de th en arrire got. (Rating #4054)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
A dark amber saison with light burgundy hues, hazy, with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth marashino cherries, light acidity, nice. In mouth, a smooth lightly acidic saison with sour cherries, tart, a bit of cork and harshness, a bit on the strong side. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 4 2011.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4532) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
En ft sur place. Le liquide est brun-orang, la mousse se faisait discrte et elle tait mme absente rapidement. Le nez est difficile cerner avec des armes fruits , acides, le th est plus prsent que les pches. En bouche cette bire est ronde, agrable, elle se boit trs bien, lacidit est agrable et elle offre une certaine/bonne amertume en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Drank on tap (14 oz) at the brewpub on November 6, 2011. Aroma of wheat and peaches, hints of tea, pu-er, very soft. Taste of many fisheries hop aftertaste of tea and herbal bittersweet. A beautiful original creation by Cheval Blanc!

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