Propolis | Brasserie Dunham

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42 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by papat444 on 06-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - a Saison made with oats, rye, honey, and spices. You know, just for kicks.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet fizzy off-white head, which leaves some streaky land bridge lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of peppery rye, weak clover honey notes, further indistinct spices, a touch of phenolic yeastiness, and some very tame earthy, weedy, and dead floral noble hops. The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, wet wheat crackers, a bit of muddled tropical fruitiness, ephemeral yeast, equally hard to pin down generic honey, faint mixed table-top spices, and a bit of meek leafy, earthy, and musty 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-tugging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, with but a subtle yeasty incursion making a minor dent in the new paint job here, as such. It finishes trending dry, the mixed graininess petering out, and the lingering spice and yeasty essences picking up the slack.

Overall, this is a rather well-rendered version of the style, with none of the guests really overstepping their bounds. Easy to drink, duly balanced, and a pleasant offering to while away the rest of this fragrant near-summer evening. Yeah, June is my favourite month, 'apropos' of nothing #sorrynotsorry.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden hue with white head. I think this bottle gushed a little bit. Some aroma of Belgian yeast and some sweetness. This is a really smooth, biere de miele. It is smooth and pretty dry with a light amount of sweetness from the honey and yeast character. Solid but nothing special. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Farmhouse. Very cleqr. Brief head. Smell is pilsner malt, light phenolic yeast. Taste is also bland. A bit of bubble gum. Some maltiness and a bit of fruitiness. Medium low carbonation. It’s really blah.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a hazy, light yellow-golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, brett, light lemon citrus, apple and pear, light biscuit malt, hint of honey. Flavor is nice grain forward light biscuit, lemon citrus, light rye flavor and mild tartness, light peppery spice, coriander, light honey. Light to medium bodied with nice peppery carbonation. A very nicely made rustic ale with a deft touch of honey and brett. Surprisingly flavorful for the light ABV, tasted like a much bigger ale. This is what I hope for in a farmhouse ale, flavorful with spicing and brett handled lightly. Quite enjoyable. Hope to see more from this Quebec brewery.

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Photo of kmoen
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gop
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Iz-GOod
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

A:
Pours a slightly hazy brilliant straw with half a glass’ head that airily lowers down, soap-like till it becomes a topo map of sudsy islands. Great retention; glacial patches of lacing. (4.75)

S:
Spiced fresh-baked bread. Dough, honey, vanilla, pepper, baking spices. (4)

T:
Bubbly, soft and slightly tart. Bread, rubber, rum, lemon rind, coriander, soap. (3.75)

M:
Tingly and tremendously carbonated. Light-medium bodied, very smooth with a tingly finish and a very dry hop presence. (3.75)

O:
Tasty take on a saison.
This is a fairly solid beer in my opinion because it seems to just be a salad of different ingredients (wheat, malt, rye, hops, honey, yeast, spices) but tastes pretty straightforward. It is neither a mush of flavor nor a ‘boring-tasting’ beer.
Pours beautifully and the rest is pretty good as well. Smells and tastes very much like a hefeweizen to me. And, indeed, I feel like it tastes that way too. But I figure that with wheat, and rye and the ‘rest’ it is just more hefty than something like saison dupont or any of the LaChouape ones.
Might have again; worth a shot. (4)

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MatChar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Propolis from Brasserie Dunham
3.89 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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