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Propolis | Brasserie Dunham

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3.79/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by papat444 on 06-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,059
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
42
pDev:
8.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Alieniloquium
3/5  rDev -20.8%
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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CurtisD
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markgugs
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mltobin
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Gop
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Hoppypocket for the trade
A: Clear pale golden capped with a massive 5 finger white sudsy head on the pour and holds on to a solid foam cap rim to rim.

S: Grainy and yeasty with the pleasant sweet hay smell typical of a saison. Honey scent permeates the scent start to finish with a spice pepper note.

T: Grains and wheat are forward with a mild honey or pale malts sweetness. Slightly soapy flavour that lingers in the mouth.

M: Carbonation pops on the tongue right away, then settles down quickly. Notable how the wheat & grain flavours hold onto the palette well after the sip. Very refreshing without too much sweetness despite the added honey.

O: An enjoyable easy drinking beer that's clean and refreshing.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, sweet honey, peppery spices and Saison yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some peppery yeast upfront, some sweet honey, wheat, some grainy malt and faint grass.

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

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

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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 biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +5%
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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Propolis from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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