Saison Du Pinacle Réserve | Brasserie Dunham

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Saison Du Pinacle RéserveSaison Du Pinacle Réserve
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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel-aged edition of our classic hoppy farmhouse ale, Saison du Pinacle. 4 to 6 months in used red wine barrels with our house blend of brettanomyces.

Added by papat444 on 10-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,747
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
27
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
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0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Samact
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Groleau for the share.

Large voluminous head, aroma is to die for. Herbs, field of flowers with a bit of sauvignon. The taste is good but falls short of the aroma. The sauvignon tries to make its presence known through the carbonation but it's a tad much. I like this but could have done with less carbonation.

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

Photo of notchucknorris
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear hay color with a tall white billowy head, good retention and nice lacing as it falls to creamy collar. Nose is floral, spicy, white pepper, barnyard funk. The taste is spicy, white pepper, floral, nice barny funk, leather, oak. The mouthfeel is soft yet round with lively carbonation. This is just a great example of a barrel aged saison; complex yet smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle. Hazy orange. Smells very hoppy. Tropical fruits and sharp brett. Great dichotomy of aromas. Tastes more of the wine barrel, but still mostly dominated by hops. Tropical and herbal at the same time. Wine almost completely masks the brett, but it lingers. Light body. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Beervana
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very similar to the assemblage series. Nice tart level, fruits, dry yeast. The dry finish works really well. A bit of cherry. A signature flavour to these beers but it is a very good flavour.

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Photo of Rutager
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another one from David that I've been very excited to try. Cheers man!!

Pours a hazy straw-gold with a touch of orange, nice fluffy white head. Citrus fruits (mostly bright fresh oranges), some peppery saison yeast and a bit of sweet white wine.

White wine is a little more present in the taste, but much drier than I picked up in the nose. Lightly tart apples, dank old wood and dry brett in the finish. Well made beer, very nice stuff. Thanks again David.

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Photo of Proclarush
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderated wine character, but it still dominated the orange hoppy saison taste I really liked from the regular edition. I tolerate red wine character when I have red wine, and its health benefits.

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Photo of DCLAguy11
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matroc28
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ludachris
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Its body is a crystal clear polished golden hue. Steady streams of carbonation keep its nearly three fingers of dense, fluffy paper white head afloat. Patterned patches of lace paint the top edges of the glass.

Sweet ripe and gooey apricots are pervasive. Behind its fruity sweetness are vestiges of its barrel aged treatment. Tart lemon and soft phenols make for a perfumy fragrance. There's a rich oakiness to it as well but it's faint. Its acidity pulls through more as it warms.

Snappy lemon peel and fresh grassy edges make a solid base, inundated with apricot and peach. Raw pine needles and green grape skins follow, imparting an almost astringent bitterness. Band-aid-like phenols hold steady throughout. Fresh biscuit and grassy pine are what's left in the end.

Light to medium bodied with a thirst quenching dryness stemming from its acidity. Its lemon and grassy qualities impart a prickly feel. A slight bitterness in the finish with no sign of alcohol.

It's good but at $16 a bottle, I was expecting a lot more from this barrel aged Saison. I enjoyed the fruity quality I got from the cab sauv barrels and the fact that a lot of its characteristics were bang on for the style. I didn't enjoy its raw, grassy, lingering bitterness that I thought was a bit too prominent relative to the weight of it's body.

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Photo of MatChar
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow/beige color ale with a large dirty white head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of dry Brett notes with light vinous notes also perceptible is quite funky. Taste is also dominated by loads of funky notes with light barnyard notes. Brett is quite dominant with a dry finale. Vinous notes are noticeable but do not play a huge role in this mix or maybe as much as I had anticipated. Body is full with great carbonation. Interesting but I still prefer the incredible balanced of the base beer a bit more.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SERVICE: Bottle
Bottled on: 12-04-2014 (consumed 12-11)


A:
Pours a hazy sunny straw with 3 fingers of pristine white head that rockily settles to a chunky 1.5. Great retention; lots of sticky lacing rings/clumps. (4.5)

S:
Funky with tart, fruity hops scents. Hard candy, pixie stix, white wine, barnyard, tropical hops in background. (4)

T:
Tart saison. Chalky yeast, wood, white wine, funk, lime, weed, pineapple, green grapes, horse blanket. (4)

M:
Cloud-like feel before the tartness becomes more present on your palate. Dry, smooth, light-medium body, subtle finish. (4)

O:
Very good version of their saison (la pas réservée??).
As with their other saisons, this is a very solidly made beer. Unfortunately I felt like the added character on display overpowered some of the really good things about the non-réserve version, but it was good and different regardless.
Pours gorgeous with lots of tart, woody, wine in the nose intermingled with the fruity hops (though they are way in the background to my nose). Smell is more funky than tart, taste more tart than funky. The palate is light and fluffy with a nice feel and a quick finish.
I really liked this beer, but for the price (and taste) I'd likely stick with the 'normal' version because I really liked the fruity hop profile in an otherwise simple, bone-dry saison. This is a very good beer in different ways, though, don't get me wrong...
Would likely have again; worth trying (especially if you like Brett and barrels). (4)

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Photo of belleisa_losteo
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Whatup14
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Saison Du Pinacle Réserve from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 27 ratings