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Arbor FF #36 Monsoon Saison

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


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Special.
Freestyle Fridays #36
Cardamom and Corriander Saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2689) - 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 (8910) - Leicester, 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 (2458) - 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 (6596) - 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 (1809) - 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 (39393) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at hanging bat. Pours golden amber, tangy orange and tropical fruits with sweet toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Golden colour with a massive cardamom aroma. Somewhat sticky malts and clean on the yeast, and peppered with a blast of coriander and cardamom. Argh, spice-as-a-crutch saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
500ml bottle from Mouton Rouge Canterbury and drunk at home. Clear pale gold with lasting white head. Saison yeast and hoppy aroma with something else too. Yes spicy. Cardamom seeds comes through and the coriander on the finish. It’s very tasty. The strong hops, the subtle saison yeast and the spices combine into a tasty spicy mouth jumping delight that’s got great condition but remains balanced and drinkable. Tasty. Gets a bit too much towards the finish. A bit cloying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Hazy yellow color, big cloudy white head, lace. Aroma has coriander and giner. Light to medium-bodied. Fruity flavor with evident coriander in it (also Cardamom).. Crisp with some citrusy hoppyness. Don’t have enough Saisony character.

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