Saison Espinay
Brasserie Auval

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #623
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,785
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
From:
Brasserie Auval
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by Hayley_86:
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2018
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 17, 2020
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yancot from Canada (ON)

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sep 29, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes with light hay notes and some peppery yeast notes is quite nice. Taste is a great mix of clean cereal notes with some hay notes and some peppery yeast flavours. Light vinous notes can also be detected. Body is about average with really good carbonation. Solid take on the style with great drinkability and very good level of complexity.

Oct 17, 2016
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 27, 2016
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Derek from Canada (BC)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7-12-16, 6.5%.

Gold with a white head, good retention and lace.

Earthy and sour funk aroma. Taste is crisp and slightly tart, but not as much as expected. Steelie earth and sourdough bread flavours dominate, with a light spicing, oak and floral hop character.

Well-attenuated, moderate body is clean and crisp.

May 10, 2017
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blaje from Canada (QC)

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 11, 2016
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 07, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 13, 2017
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle. Pale yellow with a big white head. Smells herbal, some pilsner malt, a little yeasty. Tastes of sweet pilsner malt. Herbal and grassy. Yeasty finish. High carbonation. Tingly spiciness in the finish. Pleasant.

Dec 13, 2016
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zachary80 from Indiana

4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely fantastic saison. Poured into a globe. Bottled at 31-05-16; Drink before 31-05-18. This label looks similar to the photo but is prominently labeled 6,5% abv

Pours a faint straw, nearly translucent. Good white head.

Saison yeast funk with a hint of sourness. Very mild oakiness.

Fruity and sweety on the start, almost white wine-like, to a dry and mildly bitter finish.

Light and effervescent to match the flavor, although a little too prickly to be top notch.

Overall this is one the best saisons I've had, period. Nearly makes itself disappear out of the glass - will lookout for more.

Sep 22, 2017
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spinrsx from Canada (ON)

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

Thanks to Eric

Jan 03, 2019
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 08, 2017
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

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

Nov 13, 2016
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 07, 2017
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Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours out a quite cloudy orange-tinged amber, with a lightly audible fizzy white head of some retention. Some lace sticks to the glass. Aroma is of spicy yeasty phenols, but not boldly so, presenting some pepper and coriander, but tempered by a mild floral hops presence. As it warms, a mild peach quality moves forward as well, and other fruity notes kick in, with more wine notes coming to the fore. Taste begins with a mild doughiness, before drying out quite well with a spicy phenolic and floral hopped finish here as well as on the nose. There is also a decent must/grape skin quality to the finish with just traces of oak. Quite dry with a decent linger of must, a very faint salty quality, and the remnants of those floral notes. The body is medium while the carbonation is sharp and complements the dry and spicy characteristics. Fairly traditional saison with just some of the barrel - would like to see it longer than 3 months. But, nonetheless, a delightful rendition of the classic style complemented rather than overwhelmed by the barrel

Jun 29, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 07, 2017
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groleau from Canada (QC)

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

May 29, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Oct-6-2015


A:
Pours a cloudy white-gold with a big three-finger-deep head that slowly drops to a respectable cover. Good retention; swooping, even lacing. (4.25)

S:
Spicy yeast, barrel and sulfur(?). Spiced dough, rubber hose, dusty floral yeast, some sulfur, along with the character from the barrel. (3.25)

T:
Bright, dry yeast flavors. Light and hints at tartness, lots of floral flavors, honeysuckle, dry woody backbone with a persistent sweetness underneath. (3.75)

M:
Light-medium body with tiny, lively carbonation and a dry finish. (4)

O:
Good beer. Interesting beer.
It pours lovely and is a textbook saison. The only thing that I didn't love was a kind of sulfur character in the smell. None of the rest of beer tastes off or anything, though. I wonder if the sulfur smell is just me perceiving oak or something, cause it is definitely noticeable in the flavor. It doesn't seem gross to me like it has in some beers, but it is definitely there.
Anyway, it is a great mystery. I don't like it in the smell but I finished and enjoyed the whole beer and even smelled it throughout so I am guessing it is either not a defect or just some weird characteristic of my nose. Would have again. (3.75)

Dec 04, 2015
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Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2016
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Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

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

Aug 31, 2017
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mademers from Canada (QC)

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 03, 2016
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Guillaumeprovost from Canada (QC)

4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

To the eye a beautiful translucent golden appearance. Beautiful generous and aerated foam that dissipates quite quickly. Nice gasification and big bubbles.
The nose smells light turmeric spice. The oak manifests itself on the nose a beautiful smell of young wood moist and yeast.
In the mouth it tastes the good beer season. Very gasified in the mouth and sparkling very pleasant. Slight oak taste present but not very intense until mid-mouth followed by a finally incredibly dry and sharp surprising us so leaving the impression of having the papilla in the neutral with no back tastes. May be only a slight yeast taste in the final

Apr 12, 2017
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edthehead from New York

3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 11, 2017
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Samact from Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 09, 2017
Saison Espinay from Brasserie Auval
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 28 ratings