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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13029) - 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 (21333) - 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 (13761) - 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 (2011) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Draught at CBC. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma with strong citrus notes. Moderate bitter nice fruity fresh flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (771) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Light clear white foam Fruity notes, bananas and hints of flowers. Mellow, slighlty fruity with hints of the saison yeast. Light body, soft carb

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Golden colour, slightly hazy, moderate white head. Moderate aroma, hints of honey and dust. Light bodied. The flavour has notes of dust, mild spices and honey, tolerable hops in the finish. Fairly refreshing, but not exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2012
Keg at harajuku taproom. Pale blonde slightly hazy. Small white head. Aroma bit herbal touch of cream and some light fruit. Taste more fruity, still herbal. Strawberry maybe. Not much bitterness. Not bad. Quite light and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10908) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
clear yellow, small white head. dry, sort of bretty aroma, flavor is spicy saison yeasty, sweet and, licorice and other spices, flowery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and smooth fruity. Bitter, citrusy and mild hoppy. Dry, bitter and smooth citrusy finish. Smooth and elegant.


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