- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.7 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Saison Houblon 2011 – Brasserie Trois Dames, 6.8% ABV, 75 cl., (Saint-Croix, Switzerland)
- Style: Saison
- Taste: short Pukey sour / honey malt / elderflower / lime
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
- How much: $16 CAD (10% off) – 750 ml., September 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure, 1x
- What was the impression: balanced sour-funk, tastes lime-like
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Pours toffee brown with lots of suspended sediment, barely any head, thin ring with very thin layer of retention, a mix of fast and slow loose scatter streams.
Nose: pukey, soft funk’d malt, lime oil (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: thicker-dull CO2, sour-funk malt impression
Mid-palate: subuded & controlled short pukey-sour, honey barley malt, (lvl-4-sweetness)
Finish: elderflower, lime oil & peel bitter, stealth lingering bitter hops
Summary: Unlike any other saison I’ve had, this one is pukey-sour but is particularly engaging because of it. Also unique about this is the lime flavour as opposed to the usual banana-wheat malt in a saison. Very smooth and palatable, excellent to whet the appetite.