Saison Sarrazin | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by eat on 08-06-2011

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of rale
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eat
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub, served in a tulip glass. Almost-clear golden honey-coloured body with streams of visible carbonation. Nice frothy bright-white head leaves lots of sticky lacing.

The nose presents lots of pungent grain, yeast, slight funk, metallic minerals, light spices and a good sugary malt base. Pretty nice nose, though I prefer a little more spicing in a saison.

The flavour is more bitter and less sugary than expected. Sweet malt from the nose is replaced by a good dose of earthy, slightly-herbal hops. The buckwheat adds its light tanginess. Spicing is very subtle here, but I think I can make out pepper, coriander and something like nutmeg. Alcohol might be a little obvious, especially at only 6.5% ABV. Good stuff nonetheless.

Very decent feel; light-medium body made fuller by an active, but not distracting, carbonation.

Not the greatest saison I've had but certainly a good one. I like what the buckwheat added to the mix but could possibly stand to have even more, along with intensified spices and smoother alcohol. Definitely worth a try if you run into it.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at DDC.

Slightly cloudy golden in colour, with a small white head that stays for a long time.

Very light aroma, both in intensity and character. Light fruit, a bit of spice, wheat and bubblegum.

Taste contains wheat, with a bubblegum flavour. Some of what I am tasting is probably the buckwheat, but I can't place that flavour specifically. Spices are present, with a touch of yeast, but not much. I would like a bit more of a yeast flavour, but it is tasty.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Bready. Rather refreshing.

Overall, a pretty good saison.

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Saison Sarrazin from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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