1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Saison Station 7 - Hopfenstark

Not Rated.
Saison Station 7Saison Station 7

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopfenstark visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ElGordito
2/5  rDev -49%

ElGordito, Friday at 05:13 PM
Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Mattias, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of nasastrums
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

nasastrums, May 04, 2013
Photo of Caudalie
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Caudalie, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

masterofsparks, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

atrocity, Friday at 04:03 PM
Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

brbrocc, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

tom10101, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of ZorPrime
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Copper in color with some orange notes in there. No head, sucks. Very little effervescence. It looks flat... not good if you ask me. The aroma is full of spices with tropical fruits. I get some alcohol notes too. Medium to strong intensity.

The taste has some spices presences in there and it's also peppery. The bitterness is light. Medium body. Overall, it's a good beer but not my favorite in this series.

ZorPrime, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
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
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
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore Beer Week. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy light amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Light and sweet with some herbal and citrus notes.

Taste: Mostly follows from the smell. Light and refreshing. The herbal notes are a little stronger here than they were in the smell. Some mild fruity notes with a bitter finish full of spice notes. I would have liked the bitterness in the finish to be a tad milder.

Mouthfeel: Light body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Nice and refreshing. The finish was a bit much, but still a very good beer.

oline73, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

WCW, May 18, 2014
Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Krakpoff, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of bird22
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bird22, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

oldp0rt, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

evil_liver, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of HookemHoos
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

HookemHoos, Friday at 02:31 PM
Photo of nrb1
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

nrb1, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First served and enjoyed at Bu au Festival Bière et Saveur 2008. Funky aroma. A great herbal malange of seven herbs that are difficult to tell apart or even guess, though I did get ginger. A lemony sourness mid-sip. Big malt behind the herbs cushioning the mouth. The second batch was also served and was smoother.

Sammy, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +2%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of mbonugli
4/5  rDev +2%

mbonugli, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of TxUltraRunner
4/5  rDev +2%

TxUltraRunner, Oct 07, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Saison Station 7 from Hopfenstark
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.