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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0
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by laituegonflable:
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3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Vices & Versa.

Pours a pale straw colour with mild haze. Bubbly white head decent retention, with foamy lace. Steady bead. Bit pale, but decent.

Smells slightly rustic but mostly vinous. Touch of Chardonnay oak, dried grass and rosemary. Bit simple, but decent enough characters.

Taste is funky, barnyardy upfront. Develops vinous grape notes midway, slightly tart, then a bitter but also slightly yeasty and almost chalky finish. Still retains some funk, but doesn't quite burst with fresh flavours. Alright.

Bit of sizzle, OK body but not great.

Seems a little like a homebrew saison, with a saison yeast strain and not much else crafting wise. Drinkable enough.

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More User Reviews:
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 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 Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bar Volo. Orange tinged yellow body, wth some lace. Fresh, though funy aroma. Smooth though medium mouthfeel. Not very complex yet decent drinkability.Some malted down lemon taste, very subtle complexity. Could be more bold. Some hops there.

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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 juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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 Rutager
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you montrealbcr89!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, light straw-gold with a finger of thick white head that leaves some nice bands of lace.

Smell. Lemon, earthy and herbal hops, some light saison yeast and wheat and a faint whiff of banana and spice. So far so good.

Taste. Spicy saison yeast and bitter lemon zest, bitter earthy hops and some very light spice. Lingering lemon zest bitterness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, perhaps a little lighter than. Medium-strong, fine carbonation.

Overall. Lots of flavour, though maybe a little on the bitter side. One of the best saison's in the country that I've had the pleasure (and more often displeasure) of trying. Nice work Dunham.

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured hazy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of rustic malt notes with some dry floral aroma notes with light peppery yeast notes. Taste is dominated by refreshing and easy drinking rustic malt notes with dry floral notes and a peppery yeast finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Easy drinking with just enough complexity and good attenuation with limited residual sugar notes.

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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 papat444
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of SebD
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a clear pale golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grass, lemon, peppery spices and some bready yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some definite lemon/grass, an earthy bitterness, peppery spices, faint malts and some yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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

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

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +7%

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

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Saison Rustique from Brasserie Dunham
3.74 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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