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Arbor FF #36 Monsoon Saison

Brewed by Arbor
Style: Saison
Bristol, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Special.
Freestyle Fridays #36
Cardamom and Corriander Saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3820) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Pours hazy copper with tall off-white head. Aroma of honey, coriander, citrus. Taste is honey sweet with a mild citrusy sour finish, light cardamom in the finish as well. Light and smooth body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a thick off-white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of green apple, subtle spices and peanut shell. Flavour of stewed apple, blood orange and yeast. Thin to medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Quite a strange beer - it’s very dark and malty for a Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1351) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Light saison spice aroma, this is far darker, and more malty than most saisons. The spices added to the beer dominate the finish, so it lacks a refreshing saison finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (700) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Nice, well balanced beer. Orange colour, slightly hazy with a healthy dose of white head. Palate is light but not too light. Plenty of saison yeast in both smell and taste. Hops work well with the spices, resulting in a fruity saison without tasting like a vat of ground coriander had been tipped in, as some of these beers do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4012) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Pint bottle. Curious Hop, Otley. Hazy, deep orange. Film of messy, sticky, white head. Bready, yeasty saison character. Spicy, and herby, though I’d never have picked out cardamom and coriander. Taste is sweet. Some bready dryness. Light spicy palate. A tad claggy sweet. Finishes with more of the sweetness. Ok. Possibly not up to the standard you’d expect from Arbor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9674) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden brown with an off white foam. Aromas are good barnyard yeast with mellow oranges. Yeasty with wheat and spicy coriander. Flavours are sweet wheat with spicy coriander and oranges. Yeasty with yeast. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2893) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at Chesham Brewery shop, Chesham, Bucks. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, yeasty, spice aroma. Tastes similar, yeasty, spice, slightly sweet, some coriander too. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9156) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours golden amber, light haze, with a thin white head. Aromas of spice, bread dough. Taste is spice, sweet oranges. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Cask at Reading BF. Pale amber. Yep, it’s a coriander and cardamom saison. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Belgian yeasty flavour eith a big sweet spicy hit. Like cardamom so liked this- it comes through more strongly than the coriander. Particularly nice smooth fulfilling mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Arbor Freestyle Fridays #36 Monsoon Saison ].
Clear medium yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate to heavy yeasty, spicy, soapy, corriander, pepper. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, saison yeast, spicy, soapy, coriander. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140419]

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