Formerly brewed at Birrificio Ticinese (Ticino Brewing Company)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Stabio, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Mad Saison is a Belgian Style Strong IPA with 12 percent alcohol, it is an aromatic IPA with a lot of U.S. Hops it is a beer with rough and vinous character of Belgian beers. MadSaison is a beer produced using only the first wort! The yeast we used is a Belgian yeast suitable for the production of high-grade alcohol beers with slim body to give this beer an ease way drinking character. The hops we used are a blend of the best American aromatic varieties, both in the brewhouse and in Dry-Hopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma: Earl Grey tea, floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some sweets coming up, malty, some alcohol. Overall: strong English IPA, seems ridiculous at 12%, can’t taste that, but barely worth the calories. Pint from brewery, Stabio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3741) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2015
0,33l bottle @ Bier-Bier. Pours hazy amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts, some yeast and alcohol. Flavor is sour and bitter malts, alcohol, and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moebbels (661) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Tried on 13.6. at Bier-Bier saison tasting in Helsinki. A clear light orange body with no head. Nose has fresh citrus fruits and sour berries. Taste is quite sweet at first but quickly moves over to a strong, puckering bitterness.Mild carbonation and very rich palate. I was disappointed at first but when I heard about the ABV I was quite surprised by how easy drinking it was. Overall fairly syrupy and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, bb 23 OTT 18
Amber color, dull hue, but clear, with generous persistent compact head. Strong aroma of a less spicy Belgian yeast, with a light floral bouquet, hint of fruits, of chestnut honey, of candi sugar. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is round and smooth; it has a moderate degree of sweetness; unfortunately the flavor instead of highlighting the malt has a strong chicory/vegetable component, and the final as well suffers from that; warming alcohol perception.
Interesting aroma, the flavor and palate are not convincing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
33 cl bottle @ Olut Expo Finland 2014, BBE 25.10.2018
Aroma is somewhat stale with strong apricot tones. also some distant mineral tones. Flavour has grassy hops, strong apricot tones and it finishes with some menthol. No signs of IPA or saison, feels like a basic Belgian tripel. If there really is 12% in this one, it is hidden very well as there are no strong flavours here to hide it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1283) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Tulip Duvel glass. Strong Ale prepared with a big amount of American Citra hops and Belgian Saison yeasts. A: Nice bottle art and beautiful color too. Pours a dark orange to amber color. A bit hazy. Forms a big and bubbled light yellow head. Medium retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin yellow layer lasts for long time on the top S: Fruity, herby and citric. Sweet and malty. Strong notes of orange, mango, passion fruit and pine in the nose. Earthy yeast profile. A bit boozy T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong bitterness. Notes of orange and tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit. Strong notes of American hops: citrus and piny (tons of Citra). In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Yeasts are quite earthy. Despite the Belgian yeast strain, the overall result is really particular. Really something in the between of a American DIPA and a Belgian Strong Ale M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Fruity, herby and quite bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. An authentic Bad Attitude: weird, difficult to define but, nevertheless, still pleasant to drink beer ;) [ BA Review @ 2/3/2014 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JacopoDeola (12) - - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle 0.33 l at home. Light amber with white persistent head. Citrus aroma at first, malty later. Citric taste. Very balanced despite the strong abv. Bitter final. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Orange foncée, un peu rousse sur les bords. Mousse peu présente, mais onctueuse. Au nez, elle est très mélasse, peu agrumes (comme je l'aurais pensé). En bouche , on a une bonne touche fumé et une certaine rondeur (trop à mon goût), et un peu d'agrumes, (trop) peu d'amertume. Surprenante, pas du tout ce que j'attendais

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2014
draught@Solothurner Biertage 2014 - cloudy dark orange beer with a poor head retention; very hoppy aroma of ripe fruits (peaches and apricot); full-bodied and with late sourish notes; very bitter; long hoppy fruity finish with a lingering sweet/sour touch, marzipan, quince marmalade and late warming alcohol notes - very good and dangerously drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - APR 22, 2014
330 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a tulip glass. Dark sunrise orange, quite clear, with a big, creamy and persistent off-white head. Powerful hoppy punch, not exactly citrusy or tropical but more spicy and resinous. Pine notes, slightly toasted malts, fruity esters, tons of dark fruits (resins, figs) and burnt caramel/toffee. Quite a lot going on! As expected really "big" in the mouth, quite alchoolic, very sweet and slightly astringent. The hops smell doesn’t follow with an appropriate bitterness. Fruity and boozy finish, toffee and dark fruits in the aftertaste. Doesn’t really have the typical saison dryness and It does get a bit cloying in the end. Average carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Perplexing beer, it seems like a mix of American DIPA/Strong Ale, sharing some characteristics of a boozy and sticky Barley Wine with a final Belgian twist.

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