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Baird Saison Sayuri
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
CBC. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 120512

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma is yeast, fruit and light hops. The flavour is yeast, fruit, caramel, oranges and light hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours clear light yellow a white head. Aroma is malt, corn, yeast, grass, grapes. Taste is malt, corn, grassy and fruity hops. Thin body, lively carbonation. 120512

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours a very light, clear pale yellow body with a tiny white head. Meh. Nose is floral yeasty tones with hints of pale malts and grass. A bit faint. Taste is floral saison-yeasty notes, a bit of hops and not much else. Easy-drinking palate. Very uninteresting and a bit of a letdown, actually.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Draft. A light yellow beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of wet hay and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, malt, and wet hay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Tap at CBC. Yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and fruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Draft courtesy of John, thank you sir! Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, straw, subtle summer fruit. Taste is straw and hay with a bit of barnyard and citrus. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012 Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of spices, hops and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear yellow - white head. Light malty, flowery, freshness, peppery, spicy notes, light bubblegum, nice bitterness. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Sample from tap, CBC 2012. Cloudy, dark golden colour with a white head. Light pepper aroma with citrus, spices and yeast. Light sweet taste. Medium body, oily texture. Finishes with banana and peppery hops. Nice refreshing saison.


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