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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: 54   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6827) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (962) - 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 č 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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2322) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6695) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2008
Dough, phenols, flowers, and candi sugar. Doughy sweetness in the mouth whit a little tartness to round it out. Lots of yeasty flavors with summer fruits hiding in the back. Finishes grainy and tart but overall starts to bog down and get muddy and cloying as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 5, 2008
Quite enjoyable and remarkably easy to drink saison. Floral, citrus, yeast, herbal, lemon and lime notes. Finishes with mild sourness. Not as intense as a belgian saison but has the same qualities. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Very Saisonish aroma. Similar, but not as good as Carnevale. Strong banana and some clove. I want to say it has some corriander, but I think it is more likely yeasty phenolics from a higher brewing temperature, but what do I know. Yellow amber color. Not sweet or dry.


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