Saison Du Pinacle | Brasserie Dunham

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Saison Du PinacleSaison Du Pinacle

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Saison. Hopped-up Saison with Citra, Simcoe, Topaz and Sylva.

Added by Jason on 03-11-2014

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - apparently this one is worth pursuing, according to local beer traders!

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and softly creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some randomly splattered snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of somewhat funky white cheese, doughy pale malt, a further earthy and edgy yeastiness, white pepper and a few of its indistinct spice shelf friends, muddled tropical fruit, and zesty leafy and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready, doughy, and crackery pale malt, a gently acerbic dirty gym socks funkiness, some lemongrass-led citrus character, mixed table-top spice (if your table was in India, that is), waning earthy yeast, and more leafy, floral, and lightly herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its probing and teasing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, the yeast, hops, and spice alike not exactly looking where they are going here. It finishes trending dry, as the lingering melange of flavours just seems to possess that innate sense of direction, y'know?

Wow, a pretty heady and enjoyable version of the style, and a veritable kitchen sink (in more than one way) of robust tastiness. Fruity, yeasty, funky, adequately malty, spicy, and hoppy - all held together by a weird balancing force. Very worthy of checking out if you are a fan of this sort of thing, I would duly imagine.

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mademers
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with some floral notes with some funky yeast notes also clearly identifiable. Taste is also dominated by a mix of dry hoppy notes with nice floral undertones and some dry funky yeasty notes with some rustic malt also noticeable. Body is pretty full with good carbonation. Nice tasting beer but I would have like the hoppy notes to be more upfront with less of the funky yeast note apparent.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CurtisD
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwilbur
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise.
A: Pours a clear pale yellow with moderately high carbonation producing a 3 inch frothy white head with excellent retention.
S: Citrus and pine hops hit from a good foot away, grassy and grainy, hint of brett funk, white pepper, and herbal mint. Definitely a hoppy saison.
T: Funky grapefruit, pine, hint of orange, spicy rye, and a hint of caramel malt. Hops mask too much.
M: Light-medium body. Dry and crisp. Moderately bitter with some funk.
D: I think the combo of the hops plus the brett was a bit much for this brew. The hops in particular masked some of the nice aspects of the saison. Interesting, but not outstanding.

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Photo of parintele
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Caudalie
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to @mathieuc for including this in my canbif box

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Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SebD
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Just added to the chalk board, freshly tapped keg at the Bier Market.
Poured hazy orange tan color, large off white foam. Good head retention, nice looking lace.
Aroma of floral hops, with some funky yeast.
Taste has the same yeastiness, floral hops, malt base.
Body is on the full side, good carbonation level.
A good tasting hoppy saison.

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Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good saison but the bitterness does not fit the style in my opinion

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Luk13
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 750ml. Pours a beautiful blonde with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is farmhouse (hay and barnyard) and nicely hopped, I can definitly smell citra hops. Very crisp and dry. Hop bitterness, cereal and belgiant yeast. Another awesome wild-ish saison by Dunham.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mbonugli
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Saison Du Pinacle from Brasserie Dunham
3.91 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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