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Saison Du Pinnacle - Brasserie Dunham

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-11-2014

Hoppy Saison. Hopped-up Saison with Citra, Simcoe, Topaz and Sylva.
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Just added to the chalk board, freshly tapped keg at the Bier Market.
Poured hazy orange tan color, large off white foam. Good head retention, nice looking lace.
Aroma of floral hops, with some funky yeast.
Taste has the same yeastiness, floral hops, malt base.
Body is on the full side, good carbonation level.
A good tasting hoppy saison.

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Nose of farmhouse yeasts and hops
In mouth, I searched the hops but they're gone! It's only this acrid and soil taste with a dry final.
Not my style at all

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


Pours a hazy golden tea color with three fingers of soapy white head that pops and fizzes down to islands of foam. Good retention; long majestic lines of gloppy lacing. (4.25)

Super fruity with lots going on. Sweet dough, flowers, cinnamon, lemon, orange, vanilla, potpurri, mango, pepper. (4.25)

Dry and evenly hoppy. Black tea, pine, herbs, lemon grass, mineral water bready yeast backbone. (3.75)

Fairly light body that is quite drinkable with a lasting dry finish and a pretty thin feel to it. (3.75)

Excellent Saison.
This has just about everything I like about Saisons pretty well covered.
It looks pretty nice in the glass, but is no Belgian. Aroma-wise it is excellent with really strong aromatic hop notes and strong yeast characteristics mingling perfectly. You can pick everything out but it is very busy. It tastes very contrary to the aroma which is kind of a nice contrast. Very dry and even and dusty-bitter. It is a touch thin for my taste, but that makes it easier to quench your thirst while getting hay for the long European winter. Right?
Will definitely pick this one up again; well worth seeking out. (4)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with some floral notes with some funky yeast notes also clearly identifiable. Taste is also dominated by a mix of dry hoppy notes with nice floral undertones and some dry funky yeasty notes with some rustic malt also noticeable. Body is pretty full with good carbonation. Nice tasting beer but I would have like the hoppy notes to be more upfront with less of the funky yeast note apparent.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Top of the 750 was very clear but eventually hazed as the sediment was distributed. Heavy, thick sedimentary particles were visible. Creamy two and a half finger head. Amazing lacing and retention. Pale blonde in color.

S: Immediately out of the bottle I could detect citra and tropical smelling hops. Some peppery and citrus aromas come through as well as well as a slight tinge of alcohol as the beer warmed.

T: Perhaps the hops are the most dominant in this beer. They aren't overdone though and it doesn't taste like an IP-saison, if that's a thing. Bitterness is good and backing. Malt is very slightly sweet. Pepper and ester characters come through but take a bit of a back seat to the hops. Citra is the most prominent in the beer and I really don't get the piney flavors of something like Simcoe.

M: Absolutely bone dry, perhaps a bit much even for something like a saison. Carbonation is high but aids the beer in its refreshing quality.

O: Okay but it could have been better. Actual hop flavor wasn't really that close to the aroma. None the less though good beer just not everything I thought it was going to be.

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Saison Du Pinnacle from Brasserie Dunham
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.