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Assemblage No.1 - Brasserie Dunham

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Assemblage No.1Assemblage No.1

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 25
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: liamt07 on 03-15-2014

50/50 Pale Ale & Propolis In Zinfandel Barrel w/ Brett
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 25
Photo of Rutager
4.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

David sent me this one a couple months ago, cheers man. Gushed a little bit but I was fast enough to catch it for once! Everything's coming up Rutager!!

Pours a nice lemon gold with a bit of haze and a massive head that settles after a good while. Great nose on this. Lots of dry funky wild yeast with a nice light floral perfume, some light apple, pineapple, and peach underneath. Some funky old wood and a touch of white wine. Really nice.

Funky dry brett hits the tongue and build to the lasting, slightly bitter finish. Before that I do get juicy green apple, some peach, a bit of dank old wood. That brett really hits in the finish. Goods stuff but doesn't quite live up to the amazing smell. (700 characters)

Photo of peensteen
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Zwanze day at Volo, reviewed from notes

Hazy golden colour, ring of white head with minimal lace. Smell is brett forward, some funk and a bit of oaky wet wood, lots of fruit follows, orange and tropical fruit take over in a nice mix of fruit and funk with a nice underlying oak. Taste is brett forward and funky, incredibly dry oak flavours mid palate, quite hoppy as well, bitter orange peel and pineapple, closes with an orange juice aftertaste, quite nice. Dry fizzy carbonation, medium body. Really solid stuff here, would love to revisit this again, could easily finish a bottle of this on my own. (620 characters)

Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass
Bottle release 10/2014 (Batch 4); Poured 11/2014

Pours a clear, light golden color with a bit of sediment; massive white cloudy head with great retention and massive lacing. The nose starts with a nice Brett punch (funky/barny), tart, wood and with some spicy hops, black pepper, lemon rind. On the palate, the tartness and Brett shine, lots of spicy, very dry hops, a bit vinous ending with a tight and dry finish. The body is medium with a great carbonation keeping it round but really easy drinking. Overall, this is a tasty brew, complex. (600 characters)

Photo of flipper2gv
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark yellow with tons of head and really good retention. It's not exactly surprising considering the bretts.

S: This reminds me quite a lot of Orval. It seems to have a quite strong spicy and vinous presence with a good amount of funk behind. Slightly sour, but nowhere on the level of an American Wild.

T: Pretty much as expected, this is similar to Orval, except maybe a bit sweeter and less dry, which isn't quite surprising since Dunham must not have access to the same kind of ancestral yeast strain they use in traditional Belgian breweries. So, there are green grapes, light vinous notes, quite a good amount of funk, honey and spices (mostly pepper). There is a light vanilla and leather note in there too.

M: Too sticky for the style, but still ok. Medium to light body with plenty of fluffy carbonation, which is on point.

O: This is a solid beer that lover of the style should try. Maybe a bit too expensive for what it is, also considering the very limited availability, but still a very solid brew. (1,031 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of tart and sour notes with some light vinous notes. Taste is a wonderful mix between some sour notes with light funky notes with some oak and light vinous notes. Body is about full for style with good carbonation. Nice mix between some drinkability and complexity with balanced level of acidity. (427 characters)

Assemblage No.1 from Brasserie Dunham
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.