Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Saison Du Repos | Hopfenstark

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopfenstark
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 06-04-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
6.95%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at Mondiale 2010, Day Two. Musty aroma. Cloudy orange colour with lace. A little sour lemon, orange citrus, herbal and light spice such as cardmon and white pepper, with some sugar/rett-like substance and malt and light spices. Easy mouthfeel, good drinking.Another good saison by Fred.

 294 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a medium size foamy had with OK retention. Aroma consists of rustic malt with floral and herbal notes. Taste is a complex mix between some rustic malt notes with some floral undertones and light herbal notes. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Nice mix between complexity and drinkability. I would love to have this beer available to me on a more regular basis.

 428 characters

Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sampled on tap at volo as part of the hopfenstark release party at volo, dec 11/2010.

pours hazy orange with a dense white head. the head quickly drops to a ring around the glass and leaves a few spots of lace.

aroma is great. funk. lemon. cider vinegar. grain. white bread and cracker. orange and light citrus. horse blanket. hint of alcohol.

taste is good. funk again! this almost passes saison funk levels into wild ale territory. lemon. cider vinegar. wheat bread and cracker. light alcohol. low bitterness level. horse blanket. bit of leather. light citrus.

mouthfeel is good. low carbonation level. medium body with a fairly dry finish.

drinkability is great. nice balance. great funky depth without being overwhelmingly sour or acidic. good stuff!

 759 characters

Photo of mbonugli
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldp0rt
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bobsy
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Volo.

Pours a hazy, headless cider, with a murky appearance. No lacing or head whatsoever, and perhaps the worst appearance I've ever seen for a saison. However, things take a significant turn for the better in the aroma, which is like a wonderful geuze. It may not be true to style, but this makes a fantastic beer. Both the nose and the flavour have the same notes - big funky horse blanket, sour lemon, brett in spades, leather. The brett has just gone insane in this one, and its produced a wonderfully tart, funky brew. Light mouthfeel and carbonation keeps the whole lambic tone going.

Alright, its an exploration in extreme brett wild funkiness, and it sits a little uneasily amongst fellow saisons, but man is this one interesting and tasty brew.

 766 characters

Saison Du Repos from Hopfenstark
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe