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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40503) - 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
yespr (37028) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (31474) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (24512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Hazy yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is farmyard, some floral, bready and zesty notes along with a mild spicy and resiny touch. Flavour is quite similar, but has the zesty/citrusy notes coming in stronger. Nice kind of semi-tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Keg at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Pineapple and bubblegum up front. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Salted bubblegums, peach and melon. Very fruity with long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - 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 ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17716) - 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.

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