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Saison Réserve - Brasserie Dunham

Saison RéserveSaison Réserve

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for their 2nd anniversary, this is a blend of their Saison Rustique (82%) and Leo's Early Breakfast (12%) which was afterwards aged in oak barrels.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 06-22-2013)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy hay color ale with a super large pure white foamy head with great retention and really great lacing. Aroma consists of very dry notes with some hay and light Bretty finish. Taste is a super great mix of Brett notes with some barnyard notes with light hay floral notes with a super dry finish. Body is full with perfect carbonation. One of the best Saison I tasted with a perfect mix of drinkability and complexity. Wish I could drink this on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 21:23:35 | More by Phyl21ca
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dull golden yellow with a thin foamy white head around the perimeter and fine sediment. The nose is a bouquet of sour dough, lemon, and a touch of acetone. While drinking there is a pungent, tart, yeast presence upfront followed by quick transition into a tannin/hoppy bitterness that lingers. It's a really drinkable saison with great yeast, oak, and grain flavors blending, though the bitterness does become a bit heavy on the palate. This medium-bodied saison has a reserved grain sweetness, pronounced yeast character, little alcohol, and profoundly dry bitterness. It absolutely hits the spot for a big, oaked saison, but some characteristics (such as the lingering, palate-coating bitterness) make it less than perfect.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 05:24:53 | More by ThePorterSorter
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to David for this bottle. Poured in to teku glass.

A - Translucent, hazy bright yellow; orange towards the centre with a thin layer of white head. Carbonation appeared low on the pour.

S - Funk, hay, sweet bread, lemon zest, apple, spice and yeast esters. Fairly typical saison nose.

T - Funk and hay flavours up front with a big lemon zest presence that give way to a breadiness mid-palate. There are some grassy/herbal/spicy notes present along with a slightly noticeable bitterness that are likely from the IPA addition. The finish is dry.

M - Medium body. Dry. Light carbonation.

O - This was a unique and interesting beer. I didn't specifically get the tea notes, but perhaps that is what I was noticing that I couldn't pin point. While this was enjoyable there was something about it that didn't allow the flavours to come together as I had hoped.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 17:37:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Dunham's 2nd Anniversary bash.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Appearance: Glass fills with foam but recedes just enough to reveal a yellow gold body while still retaining a very healthy head. Mountainous, bubbling foam with spotted lacing and huge chunks glued to the glass.

Smell: Guava puree, musty, light tea, tangerines, very floral.

Taste: Plush fruit mixed with a good tea presence. Various herbs lend a rustic, spicy feel. Has a bit of a white wine oak flavor.

Mouthfeel: Lush, juicy at first. Dryness comes on midway and really provides a clean finhs.

Overall: Delicate yet assertive. Excellent idea of combining these beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 10:31:45 | More by papat444
Saison Réserve from Brasserie Dunham
90 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.