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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 7, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Light sweetish nose, with floral and yeast notes. Dark copper/amber color. Rather sweet initial / complex mid palate with citrus, spice, and some grass / nice moderate sort-of dry finish. Quite a hefty body for a saison, but clean. Very drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (981) - - MAR 31, 2014
Sweet mikan, plum, yeast. Caramel malt, orange zest, sour fruit, peppery finish. Pleasant drink, makes me think of a light mikan version of Suruga Bay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 12, 2013
Draught. Muddy orange-brown, minimal head. Super sour nose of citrus fruit, candy, vague hops. Fresh palate. Low carbonation, and yeasty, sour aftertaste. Not as singular as some standout saisons, but not too bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours amber with a small head. Nose shows funky saison yeast, light fruit, banana and sweet clean malt. Subtle. Light fruity flavour with a fair bit of sweetness following. Dries out a bit in the finish. Carbonation really could be higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1288) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
.633l bottle @ Brewdod webstore Pours hazy orange with low head. Aroma is orange, malts, yeast, fruits. Flavor mostly same. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
Gold pour white fluffy head medium carbonation aromas very hoppy yeast notes first upcitrus spice floral the flavours sweet pear woody note floral orange yeast clove phenols ginger mamalade not much bitter grain malt the finish stylish saison lovely floral and fruity mix spice yeastgrain malt good aftertastes nice effort by brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Big white head. Clear yellow body. Funky floral mealy aroma with resiny notes. Dry funky resiny taste with kiwi and flour notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild mouthfeel. Dry floral kiwi aftertaste with earthy funky notes. Nice, clean, fresh and highly drinkable. (0.25l draft at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5562) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2012
10oz pour at Mikkeller Bar is a clear, bright gold with one thin ring of white head. Fairly clean nose, floral, some malt, light spice. Flavor is better, sweet, honey, lychee, flowers, light malt, light spice. Watery finish. Not bad but could have had a lot more flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2727) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle, 12C. Cloudy gold with a white head. Gentle aroma is dusty with dough and citrus and spices. Light bodied and very soft in the mouth. Taste has bittersweet citrus, sugary dough, some boiled sweets, cloves, pepper. Gently bitter at the fairly dry finish. Spices creep up at the end. Not looking to knock your socks off, just provide some intrigue as you quaff. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Chopp. My saison number 100. Clear yellow like colour, small and short lasting bubbly white head. Aroma has fruit, yeast and mild spice. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, yeast, bit spice and bit maltiness. Bit thin/mild saison.

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