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


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RATINGS: 57   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Draught. No aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Very small white head. The flavour is lagery with a citric hop note. Clean and citric... and unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012

Bottle 633ml.

Light unclear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, light hoppy, moderate yeasty, fruity, bicycle tube. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, yeasty, fruity, peppery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111228]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7434) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at Brewdog Camden. It pours light orange, with a thin white head. The nose is hay, straw, kiwi, orange, tangerine, dough and spice. The taste is hay, straw, farmyard, spice, herbs, orange, tangerine, melon, pear, kiwi and earth, with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
14th December 2011
Bottle at the Brewdog Camden. Hazy amber beer, good white head. Light palate. slight soft and just a little dry and the barest carbonated tickle! Mild creamy malt with mild soft fruits that include tinned peach juice. Finishes dry with mild minerals. A nice saison but it’s all very light and fluffy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1010) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 23, 2011
24/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Baird Beer Festival. Dorata viva, limpida, con buona schiuma morbida, biancastra, abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso floreale, speziato, fruttato (banana), lievito bene in evidenza e una punta di luppolo. In bocca è perfettamente aderente allo stile e davvero ben bilanciata, rinfrescante, beverina. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Una gran bella birra, tra le migliori del birrificio Baird. Perfetta per l’estate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Pours a hazy copper brown color with a white head. Aroma is malty, wheat, bubble gum, clove, yeast, and slightly floral. Flavor is very hop forward, spicy peppery hops, clove, banana, bubble gum, and a nice spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2009
Not really a saison in the traditional sense, but a good, quenching beer. Very light and drinkable but can be a bit cloying and sweet by the end of the pint

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7022) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
on tap at the nakameguro taproom in tokyo. golden with not much sign of haze, minimal head but massive lacing. definite saison dupont yeast in the aroma, heaps of stuff happening - banana, orange pip, sweat + rexona, vanilla, wheat flakes, watermelon. maybe it was just from some recent sake tasting, but i discerned some fermenting rice as well. the finish was mouldy/barny and dry. all over the place, a fascinating beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2011 Re-rate, draught at Bakujun. Golden color with lace. Aroma is yeasty, fruity with citrus, and a bit of barnyard. Citrus flavor and golden malt, rather bitter hopping, Belgian yeast. Dry, bitter, long-lasting finish. Nice, much more like a typical Belgian saison than when I had a more amber-colored version a few years back. Good, though not super exciting.

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