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Brewed by Beard and Brau
Style: Saison
Para Hills West, SA, Australia
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Palette: Honey blossom aromas introduce the sweet biscuit malt and compliment the delicate French hop flavor. This strong ale provides subtle alcohol characteristics which are expected from this style of libation.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. A LOT of heat! The alcohol dominates, but there is spicy yeast character trying to get out. Shame, as this beer could be more.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Light fruity aroma. Cloudy amber colour with excellent head. Spicy and hoppy flavours with a bitter finish. Heavy body and high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-amber with a foamy white head that subsides to a half-finger cap. Aromas of apple, lime, funk and pepper. Taste is sweet biscuity malt and fresh apple up front before a funky, peppery bitterness in the mid-palate. Banana and clove at the end, but quite light and leaves the finish a bit short. Gently spicy aftertaste. Not a bad Aussie interpretation of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (979) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
(Bottle) Cloudy amber with huge white head. Floral and wheat notes in aroma. Full bodied and frothy. Taste is an interesting combination of yeasty, hoppy, spicy and earthy flavours. Overall an excellent beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3285) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle in Adelaide. Dull orange pour with a big fluffy white head which lasts. Nose shows strong lemon zest, Belgian yeast, spice and fig. Thought it may have been oxidised when I poured it and taste confirms that. Over carbonated and too spritzy. Loads of lemon and grass in the taste. Not bad. An easy going and sessionable farmhouse ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2476) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2012
Tried this one at just on cool. Cap comes off and a volcanic eruption of foam soon follows. Second gusher from this brewery. 1 glass for foam, 1 glass for, well more foam. Finally settles out a hazy burnished copper with fine and tight carbonation and a pillowy three inch plume of foam atop. Mixture of sweet orange, apricot and honeydew, ginger spice, praline, woody honey, toasted malt, chaff and rust on the nose. First to hit home upon tasting is a raw and weedy hop character that adds a biting bitterness to it. There is fair balance shown by a pronounced honey and citrus front, woody, rough and grainy mid-palate and long lingering, nutty, woody and weedy finish that has a touch of heated spice and warming alcohol. The soft carbonation and creamy mouthfeel adds a contrast to it that it needs. Overall it’s all ragged and jagged edges with this one but it seems to work. Not my idea of a Saison, but it is definitely farmhouse! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2012
It has been a few months since I have had my last saison, I generally enjoy the style and this one wasn’t a let down. Murky looking amber gold body with a large and lasting head. Spice and alcohol on the nose, spice overshadows fruit notes in the taste and easily drinkable. It has been a few years since I have tried Beard and Brau beers and this one seems to be an improvement.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. Gentle pour into a glass produces a massive foamy off-white head atop a murky brownish amber body. Spicy, fruity aroma has lemon, orange, ginger, yeast, apple and biscuity malt notes. Flavour is spicier and less fruity than the aroma with hints of clove, nutmeg and coriander but still has some apple and citrus notes. Light, dry mouthfeel with very high carbonation and a lingering spicy finish. Although it could stand some tweaking, this is a good example of the style. Well balanced and compelling, I think this is one of the better attempts at a saison by an Australian brewer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dirty brown amber. Huge head which seems to be the norm for these guys. Lots of chunks floating in it thanks to the huge head. Aromas are very spicy and floral with lots of yeast character. Some toffee and alcohol shows through as it warms. Flavours are bitter up front with some supporting biscuity malt sweetness. Some stone fruit and plenty of yeast character near the end. Medium mouthfeel. Highly carbonated. Good try but I think it misses the mark a little.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours all foam to start with as tiny beads of dense sand coloured foam fill the glass. Citrus aroma is sweet with some honey mingled in with it. Deep amber colour and the flavour is long on the palate and warms that mouth and throat. Flavour is good.


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