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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5900) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (929) - 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 ]

4
   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.

2.9
   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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9717) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (512) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5664) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2014
amber good head estery yeast citrus and malty note good bitterness medium dryness some liquor note Ambrato piuttosto carico buona schium piuttosto persistente naso un po sporco lievito leggera nota etilica corpo medio amaro agrumato deciso meno male che ce un sacco di luppolo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPACCHIO (7) - lissone, ITALY - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
Ramata con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca abbastanza alta. Aroma all’inizio dolce di arancia che si evolve verso notte piů erbose e luppolate Palato piů agrumato ma con notte di caramello Finale medio dolce

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2484) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
33cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. Pours hazy orange gold with a creamy off-white head. In a Westvleteren chalice. Aroma is malty, floral/zest and spicey. Medium body. Flavor is light toffee, bitter zest, earth, floral. Some booze and more fruity hops. Rather good if a bit heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (739) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle @ home. Schiuma bianca sporca, quasi giallognola, grossolana, ma abbastanza persistente. Birra ambrata limpida. Aroma intenso fruttato, dapprima lytchees, poi evolve scaldandosi in miele, ed in erbaceo/resinoso da luppolo. Al gusto ha un ingresso dolce abboccato di caramello, fino al vino passito, poi esce l’amaro del luppolo, che ricorda la resina. Poco acida. Il gusto é intenso ma poco persistente, anche l’amaro. Il finale ė di zucchero candito. Abb. Astringente poco carbonata, di corpo debole, non molto rotonda, ma meno spigolosa di quanto la luppolatura suggerirebbe. Estremamente equilibrata ed armonica. Profumo poco complesso č l’unico neo.


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