Assemblage No.1 | Brasserie Dunham

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Assemblage No.1Assemblage No.1
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
47 Ratings
Assemblage No.1Assemblage No.1
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
50/50 Pale Ale & Propolis In Zinfandel Barrel w/ Brett

Added by liamt07 on 03-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,148
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
47
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated bottle into the test glass.
A - A slightly hazy deep yellow color, column after column of tiny spheres rise relentlessly upward. A cap of 1/2 never goes away.
S - Brett, wet hay, honey, thin hint of sulfur, Cheese rine rolled with ash. A rise in temperature releases notes of white wine and apricot.
T - With all that aromatic symphony, the taste runs in a relatively narrow band, brett, some very nice minerality, a bit of orchard honey, and stone fruit.
M - Medium in body superbly carbonated, the start is tart, then quickly a sweet streeker runs through, with the hoopla, the mineral dryness is next and lingers for some time.
O - A fine Assemblage indeed, the total construct is quite delightful, the zinfandel barrel is not pronounced, the use of the mixed culture and Brett is deftly executed. The brewer avoided the Brett overload. The body is quite robust. A treat worth trying.

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Photo of StormAles
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.34/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of FalconCount
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The aroma offers funk, white grape, tart, white wine, crab apple.

The flavor follows with white wine, medium tart, bit of grainy sweetness. Onto light popcorn butter. Light dry tannins.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VbolieuV
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful looking beer, cloudy light golden with lots of carbonation and quite a big that disappear quickly but still leaves a nice amount on the top.

Awesome smell from the wild yeasts, good tartness and funkiness in the nose. There's a little bit of hops in the nose also.

In the mouth it's incredible, you really taste the wine since it's barrel aged, as well as the funkiness from the yeast and a medium bitterness from the hops.

Nice mouth feel, lots of fuzziness.

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Photo of Bugs318
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
2.65/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoeMans
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

750 mL bottle. Gushed upon opening. Hazy orange. Smells of herbal hops. Strong grapefruit and orange hops. Light wine barrel. Tastes similar to the smell. More subdued hops. Grapefruit and orange again. Bretty in the back end with a light wine barrel finish. Light body. Well carbonated. Nice flavors, but nothing as outstanding or pronounced as the Saison du Pinacle Reserve that we had just before this.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle


A:
Pours a thick, cloudy golden tan/hay color with a scummy solid finger + of foam that sticks together pretty good. Okay retention; lots of sticky random-looking lacing. (4.25)

S:
Bright, fruity funk. Lychee, sweaty barn, mango, leather, sweettarts, aromatic herbs (almost minty). (4)

T:
Dry and funky with a light stonefruit flavor, finish is just a touch tart on the tongue. Really good lingering hop dryness, hay dust. (4.25)

M:
Dry and medium bodied with medium minus carbonation and a dry herbal finish that gives a slight twinge of sourness as you swallow it. (4.5)

O:
Very nice blended wild beer from Dunham.
I think it was a little sulfurous like the other early Assemblage I have had, but it was much less annoying in this one than the other. The palate is exquisite with a smooth, tart dry finish and carbonation that kind of grows in your mouth. It is nice-looking and smells pretty good as well. The flavor is a little fruity with lots of dry hop character and a hint of the wine barrel (although I think it is the most hidden part of the whole deal.
Would have again; well worth trying. (4)

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Photo of rudzud
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a hill farmstead tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps and blanket.

S - Aromas of light smoke, lots of oak, loads of funk, faint wine. As it goes I get more smoke and light brett funk.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice funky brett, loads of it, light smoke, light lacto, faint almost pineapple notes, faint light wine notes.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, clean.

O - Overall this beer had phenomenal brett presence was great. Other aspects not so much.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of chippo33
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Facticians
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

David sent me this one a couple months ago, cheers man. Gushed a little bit but I was fast enough to catch it for once! Everything's coming up Rutager!!

Pours a nice lemon gold with a bit of haze and a massive head that settles after a good while. Great nose on this. Lots of dry funky wild yeast with a nice light floral perfume, some light apple, pineapple, and peach underneath. Some funky old wood and a touch of white wine. Really nice.

Funky dry brett hits the tongue and build to the lasting, slightly bitter finish. Before that I do get juicy green apple, some peach, a bit of dank old wood. That brett really hits in the finish. Goods stuff but doesn't quite live up to the amazing smell.

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Photo of Matroc28
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Assemblage No.1 from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 47 ratings