Saison Station 16 | Hopfenstark

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Saison Station 16Saison Station 16
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopfenstark
Quebec, Canada
hopfenstark.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.82/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Vices & Versa.

Pours a pale gold champagney colour, head is white and foamy. A bit thin but nice lace ring left around the glass. Pretty good.

Grassy, banana esters on the nose, mild funk and mild vinegar. Not bad.

Taste is banana again, lots of wheat beer notes, sweet and slight vinous character through to the mid and onto the back. Maybe slight organic bitterness, but nowhere near enough funk for calling it a saison.

Bit of booze warmth, slight sizzle. Not great.

Nowhere near enough barnyard or organic character for a saison. Tastes rather like a heavy hefeweizen. I also don't really get the whole high-alcohol saison thing. Disappointing beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting saison. Love the nose on this one. Flavor is mildly sweet with a firm tone of earthy and grassy in the mix. Mild somewhat lactic thing going on as well. Very floral. Carbonation is slightly full. Very easy to drink. Could go for many of these without thinking about it.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Last half of the bottle. Cloudy peach juice. Nice marshmellow head, great retention. A few floaties.

Yeasty. Almost hefe-like with some nice banana-bubble-gum notes. Different, but really quite nice. Hard to explain, certainly Belgian, but has a kind of German character to it.

Rye really (perhaps obviously) stands out in this one. Peppery spice throughout. Pronounced yeast contributes some nice light fruit. Get the bubble-gum again in the finish, perhaps my favourite part of this one.

Mouthfeel is really great. Light taste, but feels quite substantial. True to style. A very nice saison.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes...

A - Pours a hazy golden colour with an orange hue, finger of head with some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Peppery spice, grainy notes, saltine crackers, toasted bread, citrus notes and a touch of fruity yeast esthers.

T - The peppery notes and rye dominate with a solid fruity yeast flavour that comes through alongside some bready notes, the toasted crackers, grassy hops, sugared grains and a bitter rye flavour that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, creamy and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - A solid Saison that offers up a peppery spiciness making for a memorable brew. Nicely balanced and incredibly easy drinking. Well worth seeking out if you find yourself in La Belle Province!

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

B

750ml into a tulip. Pours a mid hazed orange amber, minor white head, minor lacing.

Aroma is yeasty, spicy and fairly sweet. Citrus with some mustiness if you reach but not particularly saisony but very nice none the less.

The flavor as well has significant orange and tropical fruit. Grains and a strong phenolic note. Quick dry and peppery cusp that intros the grassy herbal aftertaste that lingers a tad too long at first. With warmth it evolves much better as the herbal recedes and fruits come forward. Nearly medium wet grit body.
cheers
jd

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of jrenihan
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled June 2012. Thanks to Papat444 for the bottle!

Beer is a clear golden colour. Vigorous pour results in a smallish white head. Fades to a film fairly quickly.

Smell is quite yeasty, with a citrus (orange), pear and apple scent accompanying.

Taste also has a bunch of yeast, the same citrus, pear and apple flavour. Spices, and a spicy component that tastes like rye. Fairly dry. A slight funky tartness and a bit of a herbal flavour. Aftertaste is a bit soapy.

Light to medium bodied, low carbonation. Feels a bit thin.

Overall, pretty good. Not the best Hopfenstark saison I have had but tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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