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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6930) - 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 (6355) - 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 (3051) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from the Brewdog webshop. Pale yellow liquid with big white head. Aroma of bubble gum, white pepper, banana, clove, bit floral hops and lemons. Taste is dry and medium bitter with quite yeasty notes of spices, bubble gum and fruit. Quite light body with medium to high carbonation. Decent Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
Tap at Mikkeller. Slightly hazy golden, no head. Mild citrus, yeast, a light spicy sweetness, citrus, peppery, floral nose. The flavor is light sweet, slightly malty with a medium bitter dry finish, slightly phenolic. Notes of bubblegum. Light body, tingling mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Refreshing and understated

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
[633ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pale, straw yellow. Decent carbonation. Some faint floating particles. Faint lemony, grassy aroma. Lemony, wheaty flavour. Not much alcohol. Balanced [06072012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
6 July 2012, bottle at cagarvie's legendary tasting. Light yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is sweet straw Belgian samson. Med body and faintly fizzy. Sugary hay saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
In bottle. Pours a lemon yellow colour with a thin white head. A lovely aroma of mandarin, orange zest, white pepper, lemon, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering lemon, mandarin and candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... soft floral lemon ... light orange rind nose .. little zezty ... dry fruit ... soft yeast ... again soft orange manadarin ... ligth pepperyness ...

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