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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33332) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (28458) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (19665) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13390) - , 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - 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 ...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13047) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12778) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10610) - 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.


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