Beerstitution Volume 17: SAISON

Beer ye! Beer ye!

So the theme chosen for the 17th occurrence of Beerstitution was the fairly unknown style called Saison.  Farmhouse beers are a fairly new style of beer dating from the late 1800’s when  farmer had to supply beer to their field workers.

Beer Advocate describes saisons  a very complex style,with very fruity aromas and flavors.You can usually find earth yeast tones, and mild to moderate tartness.  Lots of spice and medium bitterness.  They tend to be semi-dry. 

With all the extensive research we did on the style, we were expecting this style to be all over the map, as there is no specific recipe for a saison and it can be brewed with pretty much anything. We were soooo wrong, most beer tasted very close to each other, blind taste was one hell of a challenge at the end of the evening…


The Beers

Dominus Vobiscum Saison, Microbrasserie Charlevoix (Phil T.)

  • BRST° Rating: 4/5

Patio SaisonBeau’s (Thorne)

  • BRST° Rating: 3.5/5

Fou alliésBeau’s x Trou du Diable (Corey)

  • BRST° Rating: 3/5

Quote by Thorne : I’d drink the coiffe out of that one. 

Simple Malt Saison, Brasseurs illimités (Allegra)

  • BRST° Rating: 3/5

Champêtre, Brasseurs du Monde (John)

  • BRST° Rating: 3/5

Saison Tracteur, Trous du Diable (Gen)

  • BRST° Rating: 3.5/5

Saison Pinnacle, Dunham (Dave)

  • BRST° Rating: 4/5

Quote by Daniel :  This shit is like Mike O’kaine.

Farmhouse Houblon, Le Castor (Daniel)

  • BRST° Rating: 3.5/5

Quote by Allegra: I respect the artistry but I give it a fuck you Brett Favre.


Favourite- Session- Label

Daniel? Dominus Patio Pinnacle
Thorne Dominus Dominus Pinnacle
Allegra Dominus Dominus Pinnacle
John Dominus Pinnacle Pinnacle
Gen Dominus Tracteur Pinnacle
Dave Pinnacle Pinnacle Farmhouse houblon
Corey Farmhouse houblon Dominus Tracteur
Phil Dominus Dominus Tracteur

Blindtaste Test

Beerstitute 1st guess 2nd guess Actual Success?
Daniel Patio Champetre Dominus No
Allegra Champetre Tracteur Patio No
Thorne Tracteur Patio Patio Yes
Corey Tracteur Champetre Champetre Yes
Dave Tracteur Fous Alliés Fous Alliés Yes
John Champetre Dominus Fous Alliés No
Gen Fous Alliés Patio Pinnacle No
Phil Champetre Champetre Yes


Until next time!
Phil T.
That Guy from Beerstitution


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