Saison Rustique | Brasserie Dunham

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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:
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Added by Sammy on 08-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kristinc
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samallison
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with dense activity. Light frothy 2 finger head that last for around 10 minutes, making almost no legs. Flavors of herbal and floral hops, roasted grains, citrus and fruits. Slick full smooth body with the perfect sharp zesty dose of carbonation. Medium to strong finish, ending with a grassy feel, and a little yeasty, with some fruity citrus. Overall very good quality craft offering tasty flavors and a great refreshing feel. The style is more like a cross between a witbier and IPA.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimWakimika
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a bright sunshine yellow with a huge creamy, effervescent head that airily flops its way from three + fingers to two. Excellent retention; sticky foamy lacing.

S:
Warm, sweet, and spicy. Dandelions, honey, eraser, baking spices, white pepper.

T:
Dry and hoppy with dirty, earthy flavors. Not tons going on.

M:
Light bodied with good carbonation and a velvet feel. Easy drinking, smooth finish, quenches the old thirst.

O:
Nice dry saison.
Fairly unobtrusive and almost lacking in the flavor department this beer is otherwise pretty good. Indeed, it sends like ss textbook saison to me. Tasty, sufficiently hoppy, pretty, pretty bottle.
Would have again; worth a try.

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Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +7%

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Saison Rustique from Brasserie Dunham
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