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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Saison
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Copper coloured, sparkling with a fine, dense head. Complex, hop base with fruity touch. Well pronounced bitterness, appreciated for its thirst-quenching and lightness.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (5156) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
Du Bocqs representation of the saison style, with thick, moussy, stable, off-white head and coppery amber colour with somewhat brownish hue, hazy. Fruity and yeasty aroma of strawberry, melon, orange, mango, mint, candi sugar, tea, pepper, sweet sherry, honey, leather. Fruity and softly malty taste, caramelly and nutty like a spciale belge, sweet spices (star aniseed), hop bitterish finish. Less earthy than the Dupont, Vapeur or Fantme saisons and losing lots of its flair (including the ethereal spices) when aged, but still a complex, well-made beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1641) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een standaardsaison zoals het hoort te zijn. Niets baanbrekends, maar gewoon goed

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9391) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
bottle. Golden colour, fluffy white head. Medium-bodied, fruity and refreshing. Lively carbonation. Shy hops in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (9313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
29/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from De Bierloods / Zytholoog (Adegem) @ home - BB: 6/VII/12 (2013-1195)

Note: when I learned that this beer would be discontinued I tried in quite a few places to get a hold of it. Took me almost a year to find a bottle, and by then it was of course expired. Oh well...
Clear dark orange beer, fluffy aery white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, coriander, hay, bit sugary, candy syrup, caramel. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. TAste: little malty, sweet, grains, some citrus, bit spicy, coriander, caramel. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, caramel, orange peel, coriander, card board, but Im willing to ignore that last part, because of the age.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
Ambre claire, ptillance moyenne-forte bulles fines, mousse abondante et persistante. Caramlise, un peu aqueuse, un peu amre, un rien mtallique, un peu sche au palais. Une Saison bien moyenne...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2455) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
Cloudy copper, thin off-white frothy head, fizzy; sweet malty and fruity nose, caramel, floral; medium bitterness, slightly sweet, citrus; yeasty mouthfeel, bit spicy, light to medium body; in the dry mild bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23968) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
From notes. Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of hay, light bread, earthy citrus. Taste is earthy straw, dry finish. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (6096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Clear dark amber coloured body wit ha bit of a bronze glow and a tint of amber with a thin tan oily head. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, metal, hay and grass - strong and pungent. Medium-bodied; Super strong pungent yeast and alcohol flavours with a big hay and grassy flavour at first and a big noticeable bit of grapes, cherries and medicine right afterwards. Aftertaste shows relatively pungent flavours with the hay, grass, medicine and alcohol notes the strongest. Overall, not such a great beer an definitely not a good saison - this one fits better in the belgie ale category, and even then - not so good. Neat to sample, but I wish I didnt wast space in my suitcase for this one! I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 19-August-2013 for 1,99 sampled at home on this side of the Atlantic in Washington on 24-September-2013.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (124) - - JUL 19, 2013
Not exactly what I was expecting from a Sainson, but never the less a very good beer. Supper thirst quenching and very quaffable.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (6514) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2013
Simple as it can get. Some yeast and hops with a strange bitter aftertaste. The best thing about is that "coq" on the front of the bottle.


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