Saison Rustique | Brasserie Dunham

Saison RustiqueSaison Rustique
BA SCORE
3.77/5
50 Ratings
Saison RustiqueSaison Rustique
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 08-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,843
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
50
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of eberesford
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours misty straw good head and good lacing. Aroma: tropical fruit and funk. Flavour: tropical fruit, leather, hay.

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Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abbott
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - so what exactly makes this Saison 'rustic'?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some decent misty London afternoon lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of grainy and crackery wheat malt, an edgy and bordering on phenolic yeastiness, muddled pale orchard fruit (maybe some banana and citrus trying to stand out), ethereal black peppercorns, and some understated leafy and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy wheaten malt, a lesser cereal graininess, damp banana chips, an almost clove-like spiciness, faintly funky yeast, subtle lemon citrus zest notes, and more gentle leafy, weedy, and herbal verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-crashing frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, but for that hovering yeasty astringency. It finishes off-dry, the base wheaten malt holding things more or less steady.

Overall, this does seem rather rustic, or basic in its Saison qualifications - wheaty, yeasty, spicy, and just a little hoppy. Sure, the yeast gets a little too handsy for me to want to drink very much of this, but I can still call Saison Rustique a generally well-made version of the style.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kristinc
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samallison
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy dark straw color with dense activity. More cloudy as the yeast is poured. Thick foamy and frothy white 3-4 finger head that last for around 15 minutes, with decent legs and lacing. Flavors of lemon, pears, sweet grains, Wild yeast, honey, cheese, wheat, and floral hops. Slick and smooth, almost silky, full body with sharp crispy carbonation, close to champagne. Strong strength finish, flowery and slightly grassy feel, yeasty and citrusy, straw and bardyard effect. A bit dry and lingers for a short moment, but not vinous or overly spicy, with notes of orange peels on the tongue. So it's well intensified, with nice complexity. Overall high quality craft offering tasty zesty tropical flavors and a great refreshing feel that still feel robust in intensity.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Vices and Versa. Served in a short pint. Hazy golden body. Small white head. Smells of herbal and grassy hops, some doughy malts, and a banana and clove yeasty aroma. Taste is similar, but with a stonger grassy flavor and less yeast flavor. Slightly sweet. Medium body. Well carbonated. A classic representation of the style. Very nice.

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Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i have very limited experience with these guys, just tried a couple of their beers, and im not overly impressed so far, but this saison, for being so simple, is pretty darn good. its very pale in color, more yellow than anything else, and while slightly cloudy, its not super thick with residual yeast. head is nice on it too, pure white and very light looking. it smells and taste very similar, light wheat malt, fresh and not overrun with yeasty funk. in fact, the yeast is the most underwhelming feature, its more belgian than anything else, and makes this seem less like the saisons that i am familiar with. its super dry though, and very well carbonated, both features that i really appreciate in the style. mild citrus notes in the middle, and a balancing hop finish, never more aggressive than the soft wheat base. this is nice beer, well made, but not distinct enough to be real memorable for me. looks like they make a ton of saison type beers though, so id be very curious to try more of them. the canadians are getting good!

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimWakimika
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Saison Rustique from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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