Brewed by Le Trou du Diable (MolsonCoors)
Style: Saison
Shawinigan, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Honey Saison with lactic fermentation

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013
In short: A semi-rustic blond Saison with tropical fruits, flowers and honey.
How: Tap at Vices & Versa, Montreal.
The look: Cloudy blonde topped by a large white head with good retention leaving a lot of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is bright and vibrant with tropical fruits, rustic countryside character, honey flowers. Taste has honeyed cereals, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, freshly cut wheat and hay, flower petals. Low sweetness sensation despite the honey flavor. Lots of tickling hard bubbles. Refreshing beer. Very good beer even if I prefer their dryer more rustic Saison Du Tracteur, actually I thought Mellifera tasted a bit like a honeyed version of Saison Du Tracteur. A nice honey Saison named after a species of honey bee, and I think my father must have messed up our "bees deposit pollen in flowers" sex talk when I was a kid because I can’t drink a honey beer without getting horny.

Frothmeister (829) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2017
600ml bottle. Pours a light golden hue with tiny sediment floaters, and an off-white cap. On the nose, the honey is in the forefront with mineral heavy notes, chamomile, yeast, and faint Belgian funk. Taste wise, mineral heavy with a faint sour note, a light bit of honey into sweeter malt notes with that seam of acidity going from beginning to end, wet concrete, faint woody notes finishing with a lot of underlying fruity notes, light clove, mineral notes, and honey. It does seem like a bit of an explosion in the palate factory, but it's enjoyable. I'd buy it again.

Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle from somewhere. I've always been excited about this brewer -- good beers, witty names, fantastic art & branding -- but some geeky beer people in montreal this past summer warned me that they are not as high level as once thought. Sour grapes? Dunno, but this a sour beer. My first complaint is how ugly it is. Apple juice body, no foam after 30 seconds (despite the hyped up carbonation), super clear. It's like a lemon medicine candy: somehow too sweet & too sour at the same time. Try it & you'll see. The honey gets tired quickly. The mouthfeel is slasher horror movie stabby. It's unbalanced, like me coming down the stairs after 10 beers. It's a hard beer to like.

tmrmwel (2275) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2017
On tap @ What's Brewing 17. Pours yellow, with a small creamy head. Aroma is sweet soapy notes, with hay, grass and heather. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet floral notes, with hay, herbs and heather. Unbalanced.

fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2017

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Le Trou du Diable Mellifera ].
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, wheat, light hoppy, fruity hops, moderate yeasty, fruity yeast, saison yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, fruity yeast, fruity - maybe honey sweet, saison yeast, light lacto acidic notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170930]

CRock (270) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2017
Cloudy burnt orange in colour with a very thick head. Orange and white bread on the nose. High carbonation with a metallic and sour taste.

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2017
[Bottle (600ml)] Pours a cloudy, quite bubbly, dark gold with a huge quickly-diminishing fizzy white head. Sweet aroma of yeast and honey first followed by herbs, light hops and some apples. Flavour is yeasty and grainy along with honey, green apples and caramel malt. I find it overly carbonated and it tastes stronger than 5.8%. Average bodied. A bit disappointing -- just good.

chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle, 5%. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, lemon, yeast, orange, honey and fruit peel. Flavour is malt, yeast, orange, over carbonated, honey, little lemon and medium dry.

HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy and light yeasty aroma. Light bitter soapy flavor. Strong carbonation. Light bitter finish. Oily palate. Strange and messy.

saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, brett, lactose acid, citrus, malt and hops. Nice sour finish.

Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and honey. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Extreme carbonation. 300917

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