Assemblage No.1 | Brasserie Dunham

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Assemblage No.1Assemblage No.1

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada

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

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 43
Photo of dar482
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
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 VbolieuV
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
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 Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -2%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle

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)

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

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)

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)

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 -11%
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 Rutager
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
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 peensteen
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Zwanze day at Volo, reviewed from notes

Hazy golden colour, ring of white head with minimal lace. Smell is brett forward, some funk and a bit of oaky wet wood, lots of fruit follows, orange and tropical fruit take over in a nice mix of fruit and funk with a nice underlying oak. Taste is brett forward and funky, incredibly dry oak flavours mid palate, quite hoppy as well, bitter orange peel and pineapple, closes with an orange juice aftertaste, quite nice. Dry fizzy carbonation, medium body. Really solid stuff here, would love to revisit this again, could easily finish a bottle of this on my own.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bomber into a stemmed tulip glass
Bottle release 10/2014 (Batch 4); Poured 11/2014

Pours a clear, light golden color with a bit of sediment; massive white cloudy head with great retention and massive lacing. The nose starts with a nice Brett punch (funky/barny), tart, wood and with some spicy hops, black pepper, lemon rind. On the palate, the tartness and Brett shine, lots of spicy, very dry hops, a bit vinous ending with a tight and dry finish. The body is medium with a great carbonation keeping it round but really easy drinking. Overall, this is a tasty brew, complex.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark yellow with tons of head and really good retention. It's not exactly surprising considering the bretts.

S: This reminds me quite a lot of Orval. It seems to have a quite strong spicy and vinous presence with a good amount of funk behind. Slightly sour, but nowhere on the level of an American Wild.

T: Pretty much as expected, this is similar to Orval, except maybe a bit sweeter and less dry, which isn't quite surprising since Dunham must not have access to the same kind of ancestral yeast strain they use in traditional Belgian breweries. So, there are green grapes, light vinous notes, quite a good amount of funk, honey and spices (mostly pepper). There is a light vanilla and leather note in there too.

M: Too sticky for the style, but still ok. Medium to light body with plenty of fluffy carbonation, which is on point.

O: This is a solid beer that lover of the style should try. Maybe a bit too expensive for what it is, also considering the very limited availability, but still a very solid brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of tart and sour notes with some light vinous notes. Taste is a wonderful mix between some sour notes with light funky notes with some oak and light vinous notes. Body is about full for style with good carbonation. Nice mix between some drinkability and complexity with balanced level of acidity.

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Assemblage No.1 from Brasserie Dunham
4.08 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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