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Saison Station 7 | Hopfenstark

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopfenstark
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saison With 7 Herbs Aged One Year

Added by Sammy on 09-01-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
15.42%
 
 
Wants:
2
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3
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by evil_liver:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Photo of Brenden
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is within the appropriate range for the style, sitting right about in the middle at a thickly hazed gold. A pure white head caps it, chunky and dense, at over one finger tall. Retention is excellent, and some thick, patchy lacing sticks very well.
Earth and spices complement lots of ripe fruits on the nose. White grape comes in and out in flashes. A peppery bite I'd expect from a saison comes out with it.
A little funky earth and very light hops bitterness counters the fruity sweetness nicely, and the spices don't overwhelm but avoid being overwhelmed themselves. It's herbal, but not as much as I'd expect from the label, which may be a good thing. This is a nice, refreshing, deep and flavorful saison.
Frothy up front but with a carbonation that tames itself after the inital sip, the refreshing light body still has depth to it while remaining smooth and nipping the palate.

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First served and enjoyed at Bu au Festival Bière et Saveur 2008. Funky aroma. A great herbal malange of seven herbs that are difficult to tell apart or even guess, though I did get ginger. A lemony sourness mid-sip. Big malt behind the herbs cushioning the mouth. The second batch was also served and was smoother.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a dirty opaque beige color ale with a large foamy head with super great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of spices and herb with great rustic malt notes. Taste is very refreshing with great notes of spices and herb (something similar to coriander stands out but I couldn’t say what exactly), some rustic malt notes and some light funky ester. Body is quite full with some very limited filtration and good carbonation. Very nice beer which I would love to have more regular access to.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Copper in color with some orange notes in there. No head, sucks. Very little effervescence. It looks flat... not good if you ask me. The aroma is full of spices with tropical fruits. I get some alcohol notes too. Medium to strong intensity.

The taste has some spices presences in there and it's also peppery. The bitterness is light. Medium body. Overall, it's a good beer but not my favorite in this series.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy golden yellow color came through immediately. Lots of sediment in here now as well. Huge carbonation profile could be seen with lots of chains of bubbles cascading up to the top of the glass to reinforce the huge champagne like head that came over the top of it. Lots of side glass lacing and a copious foam that would not quit. Very nice aroma here, lots of light grain, hints of grass, light lemon and a touch of grape. Nice airy smell gave way to a very nice flavor. Very light, and perfect for this summer day. First way was a slightly tart fresh grass like flavor. Some hints of peaches, pears, and a touch of tartness as well. Very nice light cereal grain flavor in the middle which became a touch bready as it warmed. Long finish of dried out bitter earthy notes and a touch of light fruit

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

300ml at Volo. Arrives a pale golden, just a thin ring of bubbles. Nose is citrus heavy with a hint of tropical fruits, a touch of honey and a light tartness. Similar in the taste, quite a rounded chewy body with a solid sweet middle, finishing off with a medium tartness and a light drying. Hints of grass, lemon peel, sour apples. Perhaps not as refreshing as some of the drier version of the style this saison suits the winter months and is immensely drinkable, packs a real punch for the ABV. Gladly drink it again.

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Photo of oline73
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore Beer Week. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy light amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Light and sweet with some herbal and citrus notes.

Taste: Mostly follows from the smell. Light and refreshing. The herbal notes are a little stronger here than they were in the smell. Some mild fruity notes with a bitter finish full of spice notes. I would have liked the bitterness in the finish to be a tad milder.

Mouthfeel: Light body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Nice and refreshing. The finish was a bit much, but still a very good beer.

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Photo of papat444
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Le Mondial.

Poured from a pitcher which i have to assume was from a tap since that's all they had.

Appearance: A totally cloudy peach-orange color with some head though there was lots of sticky foam in the pitcher.

Smell: Real nice smell. Meadow full of flowers, light mint, a slight sourish twang and overripe fruit.

Taste: Herbs, oranges, sourish peaches, fleshy fruit, banana chips and a type of flower that i can't pin down. Real nice.

Mouthfeel: Real smooth with a very low carbonation and balanced bitterness.

Overall: A very enjoyable saison that i would love to drink on a patio.

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Photo of Caudalie
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy golden-orange color with one finger of bright white head. Some sediment in the glass – most left behind in the bottle.

Earthy aroma of horse blanket and yeast with lighter green apple, pear and herbal notes.

The taste was bright and tart with green apple, pear, banana, pepper and yeast.

Medium bodied and crisp with a light-to-moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison out of Quebec from Hopfenstark.

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Photo of Dunkelganger4
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orange gold color with a small amount of white head retention that stays throughout drinking it
Aroma: Rustic malt with a tinge of oxidation
Taste: Earthy yeast, pepper, tart citrus, citrus pith, damp hay, barnyard, pear, tart apple, and a tinge of cardboard as it warms on the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium light body with a medium carbonation
Overall: A great rustic saison on par with La Moneuse from Blaugies, it's like Belgium farmhouse in a glass.

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Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mbonugli
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's tonight.

The beer pours a bright, solid gold color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is all saison goodness, showing considerable clover honey, orange citrus and clove. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose in this rich, moderately sweet saison. There's enough hoppy bitterness in the finish to keep it all in balance, and I'm amazed by the richness and length in the finish. Drinkability is quite good, considering the abv.

Really hard to believe the abv. in this beer is only 5%. While the beer isn't boozy or hot, I just don't see this amount of flavor very often in beers with this little alcohol. Very, very impressive.

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Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed deep gold color. Yeast esters, damp basement, tree fruit and cracked grain. Slight spices but really tame. Prominent tastes are bready and herbal, muted fruit, faint citrus, lemongrass. Mild bitterness, dusty malt and ample belgian character. Spot on for the saison style.

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Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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