Saison D’Heretique
Australian Hotel & Brewery

Saison D’HeretiqueSaison D’Heretique
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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3.75 | pDev: 5.87%
Australian Hotel & Brewery
Saison D’HeretiqueSaison D’Heretique
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml can - how, pray tell is this a 'heretic' Saison? Also, this was added by a dude from Quebec, and he couldn't get the accents ('aigu', if I'm not mistaken) right? Tabernacle!

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with another teeming tower (what is this, 'can-conditioning'?) of puffy, rocky, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some splendid Continental drift lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheatiness, gently phenolic Low Countries yeast, musty lemon rind, muddled tabletop pepper mill output, faint clove, and some plain earthy and weedy generic noble hoppiness. The taste is grainy and bready pale malt, wet wheat crackers, muted domestic citrus pith, some yeast that seems to be minding its own business, blended clove and rainbow peppercorn spices, and further leafy, weedy, and dead grassy verdant hop bitters.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its palate-tingling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a wee airy creaminess nosing around, looking for a place to happen. It finishes off-dry, the base mixed malt, citrus notes, and fading spices the order of the day.

Overall, this is a pleasantly rendered version of the style, with nothing going on that might make me consider it heretical, as such. Easy to put back, despite its north of 6 points' contingent of the wowee sauce, and well worth checking out, especially if your import beer price bracket is, shall we say, forgiving.

Jan 17, 2017
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heygeebee from Australia

3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks good, but smells of little save a little malt and lemon hint.
Taste is better, lemons and a little sour zest. However comes across a saison lite rather than full bodied or full flavoured.
Mouthfeel is more creamy rather than spritzy.
Won't try again, despite a solid attempt.

Feb 12, 2016
Saison D’Heretique from Australian Hotel & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 5 ratings