Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 31, 2013tapefuzz (471) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2017
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.
600mL bottle. Pours a hazy, murky brownish gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is lightly tart, grassy, and lactic with wood, a little honey, and faint lemon. Maybe some white wine. The aroma is slightly lambic-like, but doesn’t have the depth or character. Taste isn’t overly sour; honey, light lemon, flowers, bread, some apple, lactic, wheat, and grain. Lingering and somewhat unpleasant finish of bready yeast and a hint of pepper. Fairly bland, overall. Light-medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Mouthfeel appears to be attempting crispness but is over-carbonated with a slick earthiness after an initial effervesence. The beer falls somewhere between sour ale and saison without really succeeding at being either. RhetoricalAns (929) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Hazed light gold pour, small off-white semi-fizzy head, decent mention leaves a thin film. Aroma of cereal grain malt, tropical and citrus fruiit, sour funkiness. Taste is medium sweet and medium tart. The sourness is more developed in the flavor with some barnyard / hay, some peppery spice also comes through. Medium body with lively carbonation. It’s an odd one but the it comes together nicely. Fred82 (2315) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from boite a biere. Pale amber with small white head. Nose lactic with citrusy tartness. Floral honey notes. Some hops. Quite fruity. Taste citrusy. Lactic sourness. Lots of honey. Quite complex. Nice honey profile. Fizzy carbonation. hellonearth (151) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
Robe jaune un chouia voilé avec une bonne mousse. Arômes de pomme grenade, de lait fermenté. En bouche: lime sucrée, petits fruits rouges, levure. Ce qui domine: le goût surette. J’a-do-re! Jow (3897) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Tap at The Jeffrey golden orange color. Nose is some yeast and fruity tones. Tastes of light honey, some tropica fruit, barnyard, limes. Pretty good.
rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
On tap at L’Isle de Garde, cloudy honey gold hue, with a fluffy white head, with a white wine tannin, yeasty, doughy, fruity nose, with a light honeyed grainy pale, toasted, wheat malt accent, and some mild apricot, pear, green apple esters in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice honeyed wheat, pale, pilsener, toasted malty, white wine fruity tannin, woody oak barrel, faint Honeycombs cereal character with some fruity ripe apple, faint lactic sour yogurt ish, pie dough, apple mash flavours, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, fruity apple mash, apple pie crust, white wine tannin oakiness finish. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
Veiled dark gold color with moderate activity. Foamy white 3 finger sparkling head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of flowers, yeasty, leafy, honey, light fruits like green grapes and pears, light herbal spices. Starts a little sugary, yet ends in vinous bitterness. Slick light body with faint crispy carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, with a lingering fruity and honey feel, quite soft, and a dash of bitter yeast. Lacking some freshness being very thin, a little vinous and dry, but highly puckering. The flavors are slightly off and too faint. I think it’s a miss for this saison. Overall below average quality craft. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2016
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong honey, wheat, oak. Medium body, honey, funk, nice sweetness, very good. DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle, at Divinno. Medium golden, slightly hazy, white head. Honey and light grains, and some refreshing tart/funk character, with light pepper in the finish. Nice. dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Sour apricot with a smattering of yeast.
Adjunct: Bread, wheat, and hint of skunk rounds out the taste; light sweet and funky aroma; hazy light amber with no head, but decent effervescence.