Saison Station 16 | Hopfenstark

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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopfenstark
Quebec, Canada
hopfenstark.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Deuane on 07-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopfenstark "Station 16 (Seigle)"
on tap @ Station Ho.st, Montréal, QC on 6 Octobre 2014
$4.35 / 12 oz.

Notes: "Qualite, integrite, fraternite". Listed at 6.5% ABV. Hazy golden-orange with a brass cast. Visible particulate in suspension. Short, dense off-white head. The aroma expresses bready and grainy malt with a honeyish sweetness, soft fruit, and spicy and herbaceous notes. The flavor is similar with bread and grain, a hint of lemony acitiy, fruit (pear, banana, peach, citrus), and spicy and herbal notes (black pepper, clove, eucalyptus, wood, grass) - the rye comes through strong! Fairly short, dry, and moderately bitter and spicy/grassy finish. Medium bodied with an effervescent, fine-bubbled carbonation that becomes airy and somewhat creamy as it warms across the palate.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckaire69
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheDoctor
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Aug-2015


A:
Pours a cloudy light honey color with a little finger-thick white foam that slowly drops to a film/ring. Meh retention; web-like lacing. (3.5)

S:
Tart, dusty, floral. Sweet and doughy with some banana, clove and floral yeast scents followed by the slightest rye/pepper aroma. (3.75)

T:
Rich and bread-like with a big fruity yeast profile, there is a dominant flower sweetness with some flour-like stickiness touch of residual sugars. (3.75)

M:
Medium light body with soft carbonation and a smooth finish. (3.5)

O:
Pretty good saison.
This is a pretty sweet saison with a stick-to-your-ribs doughiness from the yeast. I am a bigger fan of bone dry saisons, but this is a good beer regardless.
Pours alright without much gasping, ooo-ing or ahh-ing. The aroma is mainly sweet floral yeast, with a twinge of some sulfer. The flavor very much follows the nose. This may not be the saison we have come to expect, but it is a tasty version that really focuses on the yeast- more than hop-derived parts of the flavor.
Would have again, but I definitely know of other available saisons that I would choose before this one if faced with the decision. (3.75)

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Photo of youbrewidrink
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Christian_Champagne
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Hazy gold color with a big white head that fades slowly and leaves a slight lace
S-Banana aroma, spice, and corinander
T-Banana, with a strong spice taste that goes to a slight bitter hop aftertaste that fades into a smooth finish
M – light body and high carbonation
O- was full of aroma and flavor good beer

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Photo of FilumDee
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Axnjxn
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a great summery saison, the second ive had from hopfenstark, and definitely the better of the two. this is mostly clear golden to honey colored with an inch or so of white had that doesnt fade at all. it has a familiar smell, clean fresh wheat malt and a mellow saison yeast that adds more grassy flavors than the usual funk and spice characteristics. the flavor starts of like the smell, very light and almost dainty, the finish is the best part, ultra clean and quick finish, but with a pronounced lemon zest and a bold frothy creamy texture and flavor that is both unique to the style and supremely delicious. i like this a lot better than the 55, i think its more distinct, more drinkable, and a little more approachable for the new saison drinker. maybe i would like a little more yeast character in this, but its hard to argue with it, given how darn refreshing and yummy it is. in need of very little refining, this is exceptional saison for summer weather.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $8 - listed at 6.5% ABV

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone. There are a few small chunks floating around.

Smell - Apples, corn, breads/grains, yeast, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, corn and apples. There is also some bread/grains/yeast and a bit of banana an clove.

Overall - Very drinkable and somewhat muted flavour wise. There are a variety of flavours but none really stand out above each other. A decent brew.

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Saison Station 16 from Hopfenstark
3.83 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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