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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (1076) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Yamaoka. Murky amber colour with minimal head. Spicy cinnamon, ginger and orange aroma. Flavour has a nice mix of sweet cinnamon and dry ginger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2552) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at CBM Koenji. Murky golden orange color with a medium-sized off-white head. Nice aromas of papaya, passion fruit and cinnamon with slight barnyard undertones. Barnyard aromas become more prevalent as it warms to room temperature. Nice balance between sweet and dry on the palate Some arugula and pepper present as well.Nice fruity dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden yellow, nose is floral, lemon, orange, taste is similar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle(27-Oct-2014)Bubblegum fruit floral aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Light malt floral flavour.Bitter herbal floral finish&herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1828) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Herbal spice hop aroma. Murky Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Almost clear deep golden. Aroma of spices, a bit of earth, yeast, orange peels and floral touches. Dry-ish flavor with light sweetness, some spices, yeast, an earthy touch, a citric note and a more spicy finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - JUN 10, 2014
Tirador, en 23 Craft Beerz en Nagoya, Japon. Color ambar. Sabor a levadura, ligeramente a malta, muy ligeramente frutal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3513) - 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 (2585) - - 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 (623) - 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.

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