Saison Station 16 | Hopfenstark

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Saison Station 16Saison Station 16

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Deuane on 07-06-2008

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Photo of Viggo
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Volo for Cask Days 2008.

Pours a very cloudy amber/orange, thin white head forms, drops to a thin layer and tight ring around the glass, lots of lace sticks to the glass. Smell is crazy, very sour and fruity, acidic, honey, spices, gingerbread, yeast, oranges, sourdough, very funky, some wheat, just great. Taste is similar, honey sweetness up front, oatmeal, funk, sourdough, orange peel and spice, vinegar, acidic lemons, very sour fruity finish, very smooth. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Like everything Fred does, goddamn great saison, perfect amount of funk and flavour, just amazing stuff.

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Photo of grub
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled oct 17/08 on tap at volo as part of cask days 2008.

pours hazy orangey amber with tons of fluffy white head. the head drops slowly and leaves lots of spotty lace behind.

aroma is great. citrus. caramel. light spice. mild funky component. hint of alcohol. some grapefruit and tangerine. light sourness. some coriander. bit of sweat sock funk.

taste is great. much like the aroma, but with less funk noticeable. there's also the addition of some light caramel and sweet citrus.

mouthfeel is good. fairly low carbonation. medium-light body.

drinkability is great. love the depth and bit of funk giving it that extra flare. nice balance too. i was happy to go back for several samples of this one and it was one of my favourites of the fest.

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Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy golden-straw. Freshly tapped this had a ridiculous amount of head; good retention; excellent lacing.

S: Slight earthy funk, marmalade, light spicing and oak.

T: There wasn't much rye flavour, but it did have rustic (farmhouse?) graininess. Nice spicing (peppery & cloves), orange zest, lemon grass, slight funk, good bitterness, alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

M: Moderate body and carbonation with a fairly dry finish.

D: Very drinkable for the style (I don't like too much funk on my palate).

Loved it.

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Photo of Deuane
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Slightly hazy copper with a medium off-white head.

S-Light slightly funky with a bit of sweet malt.

T-Nice bready graininess with a good dryness imparted by the rye malt.

M-Medium-light body with a nice, sharp crispness.

D-Straight up this is a nice beer, but it is a bit on the boring side for my tastes. Compared to their other Saisons thisone is very pedestrian. But I guess they have to make some brews for the less adventuresome!

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Saison Station 16 from Hopfenstark
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