Saison Réserve | Brasserie Dunham

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Ratings:
41
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
17.44%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by papat444 on 06-22-2013

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

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got on trade! Served at 7deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/4" high white head that films out within 2mins. Medium gold colour and unfiltered

S- Lots of yeast here. Some hops. Nice balance

T- Nice saison. Super yeasty and moldy good. Has a bite to it that is interesting. Not a typical saison as the IPA has an edge to it that is wonderful. The pinot barrel just comes through nicely at the end. Not overpowering.

M- Creamy at first then turning dry.

O- Nice brew. Will buy again if I see it. Super nice blend and nothing that sticks out at you makes this a winner!

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with....... Palak aloo aka spinach with potatoes Indian style.

Enjoy

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.64/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Review writen from a recently found tasting notebook!!

Pours golden in color with a massive white head lasting forever and leaving curtains of lace. The nose is cry and funky with some pepper, yeast and lemon zest. On the palate, all those familiar saison notes come though (dry, lemon peel, yeast) but with a nice Brett punch and some dry bittering hop notes at the end keeping the finish dry and clean. Light and refreshing with great carbonation. Overall, an excellent sasion that really highlights the benefits of barrel aging.

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Photo of papat444
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of SebD
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of brett, barnyard funk, lemon, floral hops and light peppery spices. It smells phenomenal.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has brett, some barnyard funk, lemon zest, floral hops, a light breadiness and faint spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a great overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Hands down the best beer I've ever had from Dunham!

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not used to sours, this is my first.
Golden yellow and very cloudy color. White head with good retention.
Taste and smell:Smells like my homemade beer fermenting. Floral-honey notes
Well its a sour so lemon and green apples. And the IPA hoppy taste is also quite strong.
It is refreshing and easy to drink. Would go for this in summer.
This beer also tastes better as it warms up.
When I have tried a few more seasons I'll readjust this review.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Krakpoff
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chippo33
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Noyt
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of spycow
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatChar
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Franck
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Smell of bretts, funky yeasts and lemon. Taste of lemon, great sourness actually. Not too intense. Wild yeast appear in final, with bitter aromas of tea from the Leo's. Good beer but i don't like tea so... Oak barrel aging offers a well-balanced, fresh and drinkable beer. Smooth and slightly acrid.

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Photo of jkvt
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Saison Réserve from Brasserie Dunham
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.