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Assemblage No.1 - Brasserie Dunham

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Assemblage No.1Assemblage No.1

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 28
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of Rutager
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Caudalie
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Facticians
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chippo33
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flipper2gv
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Socialiste
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MatChar
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of canucklehead
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a hill farmstead tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps and blanket.

S - Aromas of light smoke, lots of oak, loads of funk, faint wine. As it goes I get more smoke and light brett funk.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice funky brett, loads of it, light smoke, light lacto, faint almost pineapple notes, faint light wine notes.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, clean.

O - Overall this beer had phenomenal brett presence was great. Other aspects not so much.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Matroc28
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle

Pours a thick, cloudy golden tan/hay color with a scummy solid finger + of foam that sticks together pretty good. Okay retention; lots of sticky random-looking lacing. (4.25)

Bright, fruity funk. Lychee, sweaty barn, mango, leather, sweettarts, aromatic herbs (almost minty). (4)

Dry and funky with a light stonefruit flavor, finish is just a touch tart on the tongue. Really good lingering hop dryness, hay dust. (4.25)

Dry and medium bodied with medium minus carbonation and a dry herbal finish that gives a slight twinge of sourness as you swallow it. (4.5)

Very nice blended wild beer from Dunham.
I think it was a little sulfurous like the other early Assemblage I have had, but it was much less annoying in this one than the other. The palate is exquisite with a smooth, tart dry finish and carbonation that kind of grows in your mouth. It is nice-looking and smells pretty good as well. The flavor is a little fruity with lots of dry hop character and a hint of the wine barrel (although I think it is the most hidden part of the whole deal.
Would have again; well worth trying. (4)

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Assemblage No.1 from Brasserie Dunham
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