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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Saison
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Danish: Saisoner er in. Saisoner er hippe. Simpelthen. Endnu har ingen givet den helt gode forklaring på, at denne uhyre traditionelle belgiske ølstil pludselig nyder en voldsom opblomstring blandt toneangivede ølnørder. Bortset fra selvfølgelig, at det er en uhyre delikat drik i al sin forfinede enkelhed. Men vi har begået en synd. Vi kunne ikke lade være. Vi har nemlig hældt vores Amager-variant af en Saison på et træfad. Vi håber, at de bløde tanniner fra træet og de noble Pinot Noir-druer giver et saftspændt ekstra twist. Vi ved, at vi måske påkalder os Saison-fundamentalisterne vrede med denne gavtyvestreg. Men ærlig talt, så er vi ligeglade.
Vi er ikke stolte over at være syndere, men i det mindste er vi åbne omkring det...

English: Saisons are in. Saisons are hip. It’s as simple as that. So far, no one has come up with a good explanation as to why this very traditional Belgian farmhouse style has suddenly skyrocketed in popularity amongst the in- crowd of the beer geek nation. Except, of course, for the fact it’s simply a very delicate drink in all of its refined simplicity. But we’ve committed a sin. We couldn’t resist. We poured our Amager Saison variety into a barrel. We hope the soft tannins from the wood and the noble Pinot Noir grapes add a juicy extra twist. By doing so, we may bring the wrath of Saison fundamentalists upon ourselves. But frankly, we don’t give a damn!
We’re not proud to be sinners, but at least we’re open about it…


PalCabral's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (156) - - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dirty dark amber with a frothy heads that dissipates but leaves a nich scum layer on the surface. The aroma is yeasty sweet and citrusy. Delicious. The taste brings on the complexity of the wood, which means mowe bitterness. It tips the balance over to the hoppy side and disguises some of the malt. It’s a good beer, but he sour and bitter wins over the malty and sweet. It’s a soft beer, though, and an excellent appetizer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (387) - - JUN 5, 2016
Citrus, lemon acid in aroma. Appearance: hazy golden color and thin white head. Taste: zesty, lemon acid, malty, caramel, some funky notes. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Rather decent, should be more intensive but as I,m not bg fan of this style then I cant add much!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlf (206) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
strong dark orange color with huge white head, phenolic-spicy saison aroma with hints of hops, banana, aged beer, very fruity hefeweizen-like taste, banana, ends spicy phenolic hoppy, thick creamy mouthfeel, not so dry, medium sweetness, slightly funky but not like brett,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5001) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle (500 ml). Best before 04/2017. Clear deep golden-orange with a medium white head, good retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of pinot noir, quite floral with moderate fruitiness, cereals, caramel, mild oak spiciness and herbal notes. Taste is mildly tart and quite floral again with pinot noir, oak tannins, cereals, mild caramel, oak spiciness and herbal bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is quite tannic. Finish is a bit too harsh for my liking. Not bad at all but could be more refined. Barrel treatment seems to be not enough in terms of winey presence but too much in terms of tannins so there’s definitely some adjustments to make there. Drinkability would be rather good if it was not of the harsh finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (1326) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
Aroma: zesty, citrus, lemon acid. Appearance: hazy golden color and thin white head. Taste: zesty, lemon acid, malty, caramel, some funky notes. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, zesty finish. Overall: Rather decent, should be more intensive.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spoonakos (10) - - MAY 16, 2016
Pours hazy amber with small off white head. Aroma: fruity, sugar, caramel, banana, toffee. Taste: caramel, fruity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uhhmeister (116) - - APR 30, 2016
W aromacie duuzo cech porzadnego saisona; pieprznosc, przyprawy, masa przypraw. Toz za tym beczka, dosyc intensywna, wnosi drewniane nuty, tanine, wytrawne winne nuty. W smaku na poczatku bardzo slodkie, z czasem pieknie przechodzi beczka w wytrawny i mocno taninowy aftertaste. Bomba, swietnie ulozona beczka z bardzo dobra baza.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (538) - - APR 30, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. The aroma is really nasty but the taste makes up for it. It is really nice and rich of malty flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. BB 04.2017. Was afraid the Pinot Noir would be too present in this one, but in fact it’s not - I do get a hint of the wine barrel, giving it a somewhat spicy, tanninic, red grape character. It is quite mellow, but manages to add a pretty interesting touch to the otherwise kinda forgettable Saison. Somewhat grainy on the palate; dryish finish with a bit of bitterness, mellow carbonation. Can’t help but consider it a bit boring despite the barreling effort...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (356) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Tolle Kombination schon beim schnuppern. Kräftige Holzfassaromen, dann etwas versteckt aber defentiv vorhanden, die typischen Saisonmerkmale. Der Trunk dann anders als erwartet, spielt sich doch die Weinlastigkeit des Bieres sofort in den Vordergrund, nur um das Zepter im Mittelteil kurz zu Gunsten einer exotischen Spritzigkeit abzugeben. Der Abgang dann lang und wieder sehr weinig trocken. Mutig & sehr gelungen. Direkt von der Brauerei in Dänemark (hat nur einmal wöchentlich für 3 Std auf!!!) 0,5l/ca. 5 Euro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9504) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose was hops, citrus, white pepper, spice, red winey fruit. Tasted hoppy and citric, with some late notes of red wine grapes and grape must which adds a complexity to the finish. Solid beer.


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