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Baird Saison Sayuri

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Saison means "season" and this family of beers is thought to have originated in Wallonia in southern Belgium. Saisons were brewed in the winter at farmhouse breweries for the summer consumption by thirsty farmhands. While there is no exact flavor profile or processing technique that define Saison stylistically, common traits exist (e.g. relatively pale in color, moderate in alcohol, refreshing in a dry or sour type of way, etc.). Often spices and ingredients uncommon to beer but otherwise readily available on the farm are incorporated. Saisons are thus typically Belgian in their funkiness and individuality. Saison Sayuri is like its namesake -- a fascinating admixture of down-to-earth simplicity and understated complexity. Brewed entirely with pale base malts and Japanese candy sugar (except for a hint of roasted barely for color contribution), Saison Sayuri is relatively light in body and sprite in flavor. The nose is an immensely complex amalgam of aromas -- bubble gum-like phenolics from the Belgian yeast, floral and fruity notes from dry hopping, and a subtle hint of citrus and spice from the addition of Japanese daidai peels (daidai is a very sour type of Japanese orange). A splash of sour daidai juice also was added to the wort which manifests itself in a stealthily citric-sour finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
I_am_NOT_gay (29) - JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
Holy Trump! That commercial deScription is #ridix... I wish they put as much effort into this "saison". CMON BAIIIIIIIRD.... step it up. I got this because the yuzu ale was good(but a week later.. the same beer had lost most of the #great aroma/taste). This beer is definitely not making America great again! Looks like moat water, the "dai dai" smells like day old hot garbage, and the yeast reminds me of when I took the dregs from some other jap saison.. threw it into some watered down second runnings and got.... peanuts... literally... yes.. that is what you are tasting for 550¥ a bottle( or even more) #SHIT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Hazy deep golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, herbs, sage, hay and lemon. Taste has hay, lemon, sage, thyme, citrus, yeast and wheat notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2015
couple of 360ml bottles that poured silty brown & frothy agree with oh6gdx the aroma is farmyard floral & tangy the taste is similar citrus fruity yeasty spicy sour flavours not overly strong by any means but very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is farmyard, some floral, bready and zesty notes along with a mild spicy and resiny touch. Flavour is quite similar, but has the zesty/citrusy notes coming in stronger. Nice kind of semi-tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8310) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Green Session - fuzzy golden coloured pour with a white head. Aroma and taste is fruity and floral grassy hoppy, yeast, zesty citrus lemon notes, some more grassy and floral nuances, light herbal, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015. Hazed golden amber with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is peach, light herbals, straw, lemon rind. Taste comprises straw, lemon, thyme, bitter orange, grassy, yeast esters. Medium biodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23508) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Keg at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Pineapple and bubblegum up front. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Salted bubblegums, peach and melon. Very fruity with long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at CBC15! Pours a hazy amber with a big white head. Aroma is funky, floral, fruity, pear and banana. Yeast. Taste is fairly sweet, but citric. High carbonation, average body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 15 May 2015) Hazy brownish golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, spicy nose with peaches, hay, spicy yeast and citrus. Fruity, spicy taste with notes of peaches, apples, grain, a touch of ginger, citrus and a balanced earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. A bit different, but tasty and interesting. Nice one.

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