Assaisonner Tri Canus Flumen | HopDog BeerWorks

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HopDog BeerWorks

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 10-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a collaboration between HopDog and Riverside Brewing. I tasted it at their combined beer dinner at Danks St Depot during Sydney Craft Beer Week.

Pours a bright gold-orange colour, with a light, but solid enough, very cloudy body. Head is bubbly and fine, pure white in colour. Carbonation is very fine through the body. Looks pretty good.

Smooth and rounded on the nose, with some of the sharper phenolic characters I expected, but fewer than there might have been. Some banana skin, green leafy notes. Nothing sharper: no pepper, for example. It's a bit surprising. It's still pleasant, but a lot more restrained than I thought it would be.

Light spicy phenolics on the front, with a smooth, clean mid-palate to refresh it. It feels a little thin until the back, when the phenols pep up again, and the yeast characters come through more strongly, along with an organic character like apple skin. Feel is very light: it aids the drinkability, but perhaps obscures some of the complexity.

Overall, it's smooth and easy to drink, but lacks some character, which is certainly not something I expected from these two brewers. It's pleasant, but doesn't get beyond that, and I feel like it could have.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in the company of the brewers at the Danks St Depot Food Flights during Sydney Craft Beer Week 2012.

Pours an orangey amber colour, nice fluffy dense head. Off-white, gorgeous lace left behind. Cloudy; nice spectrum of colour.

Smells barnyardy, with nice spice additions. Lots of pepper and a pleasant citrus fruit character, a hint of mango, kiwi and lots of funk. Lovely, classic BdG notes.

Fruity, rich and citrus on the palate - orange peel, mandarin and peach. Mild barnyard funk is there, but not too big. Bit of peppery spice on the back. Decent; not mind-blowing though. In many ways just a conventional example of the style as far as the flavour goes.

Smooth, light carbonation, a little dry on the back. Pretty good.

Nice drop; classic characters well constructed.

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Photo of dgilks
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber-brown colour with no real head. What is here is light tan.

Slightly fruity and almost spicy. Touches of malt. Some sweetness and citrus. Not all that funky.

A little malty, quite bitter, lightly peppery. Some citrus and fruit. More bitterness. This is very much Tim Thomas's beer. Normally, a farmhouse ale is light on the hops but this has a ton of bitterness that kills the subtle yeast flavours.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A solid beer but it fails to show off any of its special ingredients or really present as a farmhouse ale as promised. Instead it is over-hopped which is disappointing and it lacks any clarity on the palate.

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Assaisonner Tri Canus Flumen from HopDog BeerWorks
3.57 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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