Saison Du Parc
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,508
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,215
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 6.08%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
47
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Summer
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Saison Du ParcSaison Du Parc
Notes: This straw coloured Saison is inspired by the Belgian tradition. Slightly veiled, it is dry with grainy aromas.The chosen hops straddle the line between the traditional and the new world and bring a touch of citrus and passion fruit, all the while letting the aromatic yeast shine through.
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Photo of Shadman
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy with lots of fine carbonation bubbles. I'd describe the colour as wheat straw that has been rained on several times ( you'd have to be a former grain buyer or wheat grower to understand).

Definite farm house ale aroma..yeasty, grassy, slightly citric.

Once the carbonation settles down it's actually close to as advertised. Those classic Saisson notes are there at the beginning before they get blown away by the aforementioned ( on the label ) hops.

Feel is light and crisp

Thinking this would be a killer on a hot humid day.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.5oz bottle. Label is stamped for bottling date as '2017-04-07'.
Cloudy straw colored body. Two finger puffy off white head, which settles back to a thin cap. Initially leaves some bubbles of lacing.
Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Tangerine and lemon citrus. Yeast has a bit of funk and expresses dryness.
Taste is much more dominated by the tangy yeast, and the fruity hops has tailed off. Fruit is more like a green apple, with a touch of lemon. The yeast is earthy and a bit sour. The end is dry.
Medium plus mouth feel. Effervescent in the mouth. Excellent carbonation.
The beer shows age, but shows good components. More fresh fruit hops would have made it better.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i buy any beer i see from these guys thats new to me, and was excited to see this one sitting there on the shelf, but unfortunately new to me does not mean new, and this had already been in the bottle a couple of years before i picked it up. i took a chance anyway, not really knowing this was a little hoppier than is traditional in the style. the hops have definitely died off in a somewhat unflattering way here, some cardboard and oxidation and residual green bitterness in the taste, not as delicate and balanced now as it probably was when it was fresh. thankfully the yeast here is awesome, well mature now, vinous, drying, peppery, and with some familiar belgian tones of pear and apple to it, likely was amazing with a fruitier hop profile when this was first made, but now stands as the leading flavor agent in the beer, and is delicious. i like the fuller wheaty body this has, and there is a dry earthen aspect to the grain that i really like, fits well in a saison type of course, and helps distract me from the weird way the hops have faded. white pepper, passion fruit, dried herbs and flowers are all there in the finish, and this still seems summery even with the obvious age on it. cool beer, id kill to try it fresh, but i remain a loyalist to these guys. a good boat beer even now.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Capped: Cloudy straw color with moderate activity. Foamy and frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with decent legs and swirl reaction. Flavors of orange, grapefruits, lemon, wild yeast, wheat, oat, cheese, with floral and herbal hops. Moderately oily and fluffy medium body with sharp crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength, piney and flowery dry hops, grassy brett yeast, powerful straw and barnyard feel. High freshness and real well balanced. Cross Saison and IPA, nice complexity. Overall superb quality craft.

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Photo of eberesford
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly musty straw yellow with a huge frothy head that collapses quite quickly, leaving good lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit and citrusy hops. Flavour is honey, fruity esthers, some pepper, fragrent hops balance. Good - not overwhemung mouth feel on a very full flavour.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle served fairly cold into a tulip. Purchased a 4 pack for about $12 CDN. Bottled April 7, 2017.

Appearance - Hazy, very pale golden color with two fingers of loose and bright white head poured. Good retention and spidery lacing covers this glass.

Smell - Belgian yeast, assertive hops and some lemon and other citrus notes.

Taste - Plenty of earthy hops, some lemon, middling to potent bitterness and a leafy characteristic as well. Yeast shines through just enough to identify this as at least a saison hybrid, but clearly on the hoppier end of things.

Mouthfeel - Fairly light bodied, explosive carbonation drying finish. Works great with the flavor profiles.

Overall - Maybe not a signature saison, but in terms of hybrids, aggressively hopping yet making a sessionable 4.2% ABV while featuring characteristics of many styles certainly makes for a fine summer beer. Yum and worth a 4 pack. There's just something here that really appeals to me.

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Photo of Jtee
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 341ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 11 degrees Celsius into an oversized wine glass. Bottled on date: 04.07.2017.

Look: The beer pours a veiled straw with 6.5cm of bubbly, white head that dissipates into a partial film in 2+ minutes. No lacing.

Smell: Moderate strength and well-balanced. Fruity esters dominate with the phenols and hops taking a back seat. Very mild cereal-like pale malts. Yeast funk, lemon, apples, and white pepper. Reminiscent of white wine.

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly. Moderate strength and bitter. Same notes as the nose: esters, phenols, and hops. The finish, while dry, still ends up lingering for quite a bit with medium intensity and bitterness.

Feel: Medium-light body with high carbonation. Effervescent. Crisp and drying with no apparent alcohol.

Overall: Refreshing and easy-drinking session farmhouse ale for the summer. It fits very well within the style except for the noticeable hoppy character. Try it if you get a chance, it's not worth seeking out though.

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Photo of leaddog
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a pale pear with four fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - yeast, clove, spicy hops, coriander, and citrus.

Taste - Yeast and clove upfront followed by the bitter spicy hops. The citrus finishes the brew off. There is pleasant effervescence to this beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Overall - A "hoppy saison" that has the hops to a nice tee. I would've liked if the traditional saison elements were more evident in this one.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome low alcohol beer... should've called it a Grisette and everyone would be all over it. Pleasant yeast character, nice hopping, restrained bitterness.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle - another hoppy Saison. Well, like I always say (as of now), if it's gotta be a Saison, it might as well be hoppy.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves some random broadly splattered sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of musty and grainy wheat malt, some mostly lemony citrus rind notes, a laid-back earthy and mildly funky yeastiness, subtle black pepper spice, and more understated grassy, leafy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and bready wheat malt, a touch of weird grapey sugar, some hard water flintiness, aerosol black peppercorn, still edgy yeasty esters, and more acrid leafy, weedy, and soapy floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, the hops not exactly helping, but not really causing a fuss by the same token. It finishes trending dry, the lingering yeast and hoppy essences not to be trifled with.

Overall, yeah, this is a Saison, and it is indeed hoppy, but not in a way that makes me forget the former, if that makes any sense. Refreshing, to a certain degree, but, once again, not the best use of the glorious thing we know as hops, in my obviously biased opinion.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip 11/6/17

A milky pale yellow, lots of tiny little bubbles manage a large three finger soapy head that's about as loose as they come strangely leaving zero lace

S grassy, floral, and spicy hops, mineral water, the yeast has a mild gym sock thing going on, some citrus and cereal

T lemon peel, peppery, wet stone, not far from the smell

M light as can be, bubbles soften it up even more, a little gritty, weedy rind finish

O not all that hoppy as advertised but still enough going on to please in a lightweight

Not DDC's best but pretty good compared to the average, might be a tough sell on the same shelf as their other seasonal 4 packs with twice the strength and quality.....

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a super pale yellow color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light rat notes with floral hay notes is pretty refreshing. Taste is a nice mix of tart notes with some floral hay notes and light citrusy notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Very refreshing with light tart notes.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light scent, green grape, grass and light fruits, a bit tropical. Flavour is fairly mild, with a bitter finish. Light fruits, green grape, wheat. The bitterness in the finish is too pronounced, particularly for such a light beer. Refreshing, particularly on a hot day like this. Not bad, but nothing exciting and the bitterness is too strong.

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Photo of VbolieuV
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really light straw in color, pretty cloudy with a decent white head.

Smell of yeasts, hops and cereals. Nothing really impressive in the nose.

In the mouth it's mostly cereals, with lots of hops. I would expect a more "yeasty" flavor if you will. Not bad actually but not what I expected. Medium bitterness and really dry.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle
Bottled on: Apr-19-2016 (Consumed May 6)


A new seasonal from DDC billed as a session saison. Seems kind of redundant, but whatever. It pours a slightly hazy anemic straw color with a big, white, airy, soap-like head. The aroma is of hay, some floral/soapy hop aroma. The flavor follows suit, tasting like what I imagine hop soap to taste like; light citrus bitterness, some grass and a soapy bitter twang with every drink. It is thin, soda-pop bubbly with a light body and quick dry finish. It is drinkable, but only cause it is pretty watery.

As far as saisons go, this is not a very good one. However, as far as "session" beers go, this is a fairly good one. There is a decent amount of hop flavor and a touch of a yeast profile (but not much). I probably won't buy it again, but it wasn't terrible.

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Saison Du Parc from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 47 ratings