Pas De Dieux - High & Mighty Beer Co.
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Reviews by gfreed:
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
The thing I like most about H+M beers is that they are politely understated. This one has enough peppery-yeasty density to qualify as a saison but it doesn't hit hard with the hops; instead, it's full of lemony taste that satisfies without being too dry. Almost qualifies as a summertime pounder. A good atheist beer for all good atheists!
11-01-2011 21:10:58 | More by gfreed
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4.01/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a pint glass the beer was a hazy yellow color that looked like lemonade. A thick, fluffy white head that receded quickly. A lot of sticky lace.
Fruity, citrus aroma. Peppery spice. Some earthy hops.
Very lemony taste. Peppery. A little bit of earthy hops.
A nice beer. More fruity than peppery/hoppy. It tasted good on a warm fall day.
10-05-2013 12:37:22 | More by lordofthewiens
4.2/5 rDev +8%
On-tap at Lord Hobo in Cambridge, MA.
Pours a hazy golden color with a bright white head that leaves solid lacing.
Smells of crisp light malts with good amounts of floral hops and hints of white pepper and musty hops.
Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as clean. Mildly dry light malts up front are joined quickly by pepper-like spices and hints of light fruits. Midway through musty and leafy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.
Overall this was a very crisp and tasty beer for such a low ABV with regard to the style. Well worth a shot.
08-17-2011 03:25:22 | More by glid02
3.1/5 rDev -20.3%
A - extremely light yellow body, with a fast forming pure white head (not surprising given the "pop" I got when taking off the cap)
S - spicy, rustic yeast, lemon, slight funkiness - smells pretty amazing
T - unfortunately the great aroma doesn't carry over completely to taste. while the lemon and slight spiciness is there, this really leaves a bit to be desired. not a lot of malt flavor, very light tasting. There is some nice hop flavors and assertive bitterness at the end though.
M - again, not much body here and I think this really detracts a lot from the beer. Coupled with a high level of carbonation, even for a saison, makes a beer that comes across too light for me.
A good saison, but it really suffers from being too thin.
12-10-2011 01:54:21 | More by gdkersey
3.8/5 rDev -2.3%
On tap at Armsby Abbey.
Pours with a foamy, off-white one finger head. Light golden color, with no particulates.
Nose is lemony, peppery, funky, and slightly buttery and barny.
Taste is sweet, sour, lemony, with a decent lingering hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is lean, sweet, and tight.
Overall, this is a very interesting saison that I would definitely drink again. More hoppy than most, both in aromatics and hop bitterness.
08-03-2011 20:29:39 | More by syrupjoe
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
I saw this at the Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN and remembered it was on my Wants list. To be honest, I can’t remember why I wanted it, but I’m sure past me had a good reason to; I trust that guy.
Brewed a year and a half ago: label reads “Bottled July 2011” over the barcode.
A: This one has fizzy, clean gold body and a beautiful head standing three fingers high: a dense offering of white foam. Great frothy retention with loads of chunky lacing as it settles.
S: Sweet, lemony, funky – the herbal, hopped-up aroma that spells this style out to a T. Spicy pepper and drying esters compound with grainy pale malt and crisp ginger ale in a rush of Belgian complexity, all within an environment of mild farmhouse earthiness.
T: Intense hopping makes this a palate with a punch: lemon juice with floral notes and a touch of pine refresh wholeheartedly throughout. Crisp cracker and bread crust flavors of the malts keep it light, too, never getting very sweet or thick; this one seems to be all about refreshment, as the label mentions. It’s not spice or herb intensive, but those flavors are still there, distracting slightly from the bitter nature of the hops. Finishes with a grassy grapefruit tone, green and astringent.
M: Thin, refreshing, and dry all-around, a light texture that would be perfect on a hot day. Lovingly fizzy, too: great for the style.
O: This is one hell of a refreshing saison; I’d take six of these over a number of American pales as a summertime beer. Still don’t know why I had this on the Wants list, but I’m glad I was directed to this one.
12-27-2012 04:45:43 | More by BarryMFBurton
4.5/5 rDev +15.7%
22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 2" off-white head over the slightly cloudy light golden brew. Head grows and grows before settling down, fueled by a vigorous bubbling from the bottom, with thick coating lace. Aroma is earthy and floral, with an effervescent undercurrent.
Taste starts honey sweet, shows a shot of citrus in the middle, and closes with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is amazingly easy. Refreshing, thirst-quenching, as the style should be.
09-10-2011 18:29:18 | More by ppoitras
3.45/5 rDev -11.3%
Friend brought this to try, otherwise I wouldn't have tried this myself.
Decent creamy 1/2 finger head fades semi slowly nice lacing, hazy lemonade color.
Nose lemony, grassy, lemongrass, wheat, little hay funk, light grassy hops little herbal, light bready blond malt, lemon pledge.
Taste grassy, lemon, lemongrass, light hay funk again, wheat, toasty grainy, light dough. Some bitter light grassy herbal hops, little chewy hop too, quite lemony. Finish is tart lemon, light grassy, wheat, little sticky but dry.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb.
Overall pretty boring, way too much lemon, and grassy, not enough saison funk or malts, fairly meh.
08-20-2013 12:59:11 | More by jlindros
3.55/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle from awesome girlfriend from a store outside Boston.
pours a light colored generic lager sort of hue with a good 3-4 fingers of head. that takes a good 10 minutes to fade while leaving lacing all over the sides of the glass.
smell is a little barnyard floor, mixed with some citrus... it is interesting and they offset each other, one is not more powerful than the other. An interesting combo for sure. wheat comes out a bit once those two are done duking it out.
taste is very light, much lighter than the nose would suggest, but about spot on with the appearance. Honestly, there is not much flavor here, tastes a bit like tonic water on the front, mild citrus on the middle, and finishes with some generic bitterness. Refreshing for sure, but boring. As it warms a more floral taste comes out, which is nice and subtle... upping my score on this, as it gets better the more it warms, which is odd for the style as well.
mouthfeel is highly carbonated and thinner, about what you would expect from the style.
09-01-2011 22:50:56 | More by crusian
3.75/5 rDev -3.6%
Impressive four-finger head. Settles in a rocky fashion with lots of chunky lace on the glass. Hazy, but otherwise a golden color.
Mildly sour like older milk. Clean smell. Notable alcohol to the nose.
The smell continues into the taste. Slightly sour, and relatively thin body. Lighter malt up front. The swallow is spritzy and sour with a good dose of bitter hop.
01-02-2012 23:36:27 | More by smcolw
Pas De Dieux from High & Mighty Beer Co.
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