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Saison Station 7 - Hopfenstark

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BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saison With 7 Herbs Aged One Year

(Beer added by: Sammy on 09-01-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WCW, May 18, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy golden-orange color with one finger of bright white head. Some sediment in the glass – most left behind in the bottle.

Earthy aroma of horse blanket and yeast with lighter green apple, pear and herbal notes.

The taste was bright and tart with green apple, pear, banana, pepper and yeast.

Medium bodied and crisp with a light-to-moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison out of Quebec from Hopfenstark.

Monkeyknife, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

evil_liver, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

jaasen64, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange colour, bit sedimenty. Head is white, bit thin and lacklustre. Decent lacing left behind. Looks OK.

Smells funky and tart. Bit of malty sweetness floating up through a sour, slightly acrid aroma with red wine, hay and citrus zest. Intriguing, not quite coherent though.

Taste is a little sour as well, but far more reined in. Very oaky, quite dry, with notes of pink lady apples, lucerne and a slight buttery note. Pleasant, very dry at the back, overall quite a nice balance if a little 'off' at times.

Pleasant notes; a bit of a challenge but carries itself well.

laituegonflable, Sep 20, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Shared with Sam & Rich in Sydney.

Pours a rather clear golden colour, with a bit of depth and darkness to the colour. Head forms a pretty frothy cap, and stays pretty thick to about half a centimetre with some pocked bubbles. Lacing is streaking and solid. Body looks as though it has a decent amount of weight to it, and it holds the carbonation quite slowly. Looks good.

Nose is quite vinous up front, with a demi-sec champagne character coming through while the carbonation is strongest and releasing its volatiles. Decent characters of wood and apple skin, with an earthy, slightly Bretty character coming through as well. Altogether it makes a very interesting aroma.

Taste is also good, with a decent amount of complexity, although this complexity muddles the flavours a little as well. Earthy tones, sweet Belgian estery characters and a slightly phenolic finish come through, more apple skin, a bit of wet horse, leather and some metal. These fuse and depart on the palate, making an interesting experience, but a bit of a chaotic one.

Feel is rather thick for 5% ABV, it adds to the woolliness on the palate.

Overall, this is certainly interesting stuff. It's a very earthy and rather complex Saison: not necessarily a beer I'd like to drink a lot of, or drink often though.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

nrb1, Aug 17, 2013
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Saison Station 7 from Hopfenstark
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.