Pale Duck
Brasserie Dunham

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #615
Ranked #16,059
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
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Notes: A multigrain saison brewed with rye, wheat, brown rice and oats, its bitterness kept to a modest 30 IBUs, with aroma additions of Chinook and Ekuanot hops. A dry-hop addition of Idaho7 follows-along with a very special addition of Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong oolong tea.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
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3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Body is full and crisp. Aroma and taste is of earthy hops, citrus fruit, spices and wheat malt. Finish is long and spicy. Tasty brew.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away, leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sage are present in the nose along with hints of tea.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of sage and tea along with spicy notes towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the aromas and flavors of sage in this saison and the spicy finish in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, thank you Ian!
Pours a hazy apricot golden orange with and stiff and creamy white head with excellent lacing, smell is sour sunscreen, lemon/lime zest, grassy spice, floral tea leaves, hints of Granny Smith apple flesh and funky earthiness, taste is subtle floral tea up front, citrus candy sweetness in the middle, finishes with a tannic/ white grape/ lemon pith sour bitterness that lingers, this beer is light and bright with excellent carbonation. A complex and different offering that is very enjoyable.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass. Lot 19030. Stamped 05/04/19 (best by date? that's only 2 days from now).
A: Pours an extremely murky orange-yellow hue with 2-3 inch tightly-bubbled white head (nearly meringue-like) with excellent retention. Nice lacing left behind too.
S: Soft honey, white pepper, oolong tea, subtle melon and lemon, grains, dry minerals, and mild funk. Delicate and complex!
T: The grainy saison speaks first with soft citrus, white pepper, rye and other grains, and mild funk. A few seconds in, the tea notes come to the forefront with honey, floral, earthy minerals, and a dry grassy note. Going forward, the tea notes tend to dominate over the saison notes. Lovely!
M: Light-medium body. Dry with herbal spice throughout. Hints of fruit and floral sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate.
D: Love the Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong "Duck Shit Aroma" oolong tea! Delicate and complex brew with a very intriguing tea component. Very well constructed. The multigrain aspect works very well with the herbal tea notes. Well done, Dunham! Seek it out if you can!

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Pale Duck from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings