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Birrificio del Ducato Saison

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Saison
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Inspired to the Belgian Saison, the nose is complex and delicate. This beer’s citrus and pepper aromas come from its extraordinary yeast strain. Its dry, bitter finish makes it quenching and easy to drink despite its fairly high alcohol content. It is hard to forget…

This beer is the evolution of the Blonde transformed into a true Saison. The inspiration came while drinking some new generation Belgian beers where the addition of Poperinge hops completed the already unusual character of this beer’s yeast strain. Its extremely slow fermentation occurs under unusual temperatures causing the yeast to produce its citrus and pepper nuances, delivering the beer its great freshness and bite. Adding a small amount of sugar during the boil gives a nice dry finish.

Easy to drink and seductive, when timed correctly this beer has emotional satisfaction. In the summer time, when I come home after a long day of work and the sun has not fully set yet, I enjoy having an appetizer on the balcony while the hills and the sky go from pink, to red into orange. During moments like these Saison is my treasured companion. I drink at least a 25oz bottle and often more!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Birrificio del Ducato Saison ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate to light light heavy yeasty, herbs, citrus, spicy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy yeast, citrus, herbs notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140705]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle, bought @YNWA Beershop, Kolding. Pours clear golden with a large, frothy white head. Aroma has malts, orange, grass, melon. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, citrus zest, malts, doughy, grass, apple. Good, lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Unclear yellow of color with a foamy white head. An aroma of citrus, herbs, fresh and weak sweets. A flavor of spice, soap, bitter and fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear yellow with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malty, fruity, citrus and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050714

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, pepper, malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4329) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Mild farmhouse, round mild sweet malty and citric.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, fruity, some farmhouse yeast and citric.
Overall impression: Fresh and nice stuff. Absolutely recommendable.
Personal stats: tap @ You´ll Never Walk Alone in Kolding, Denmark

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2907) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Domus Birrae had at the hotel room.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, wheat, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, bitter, a bit sour, citrus.
Comment: More bitter and sour than expected in a saison.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
pinkinterior (1) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SNL (207) - - JUL 1, 2014
On tap. Hazy light Golden, minimal White head. Minor Nose, a little sour. Taste is refreshing, sweet fruity, with a long sweet finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
33 cl bottle shared two ways. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Nose has light yeast, some apricot and some lemon peel. Taste has yeasty notes, apple skin, green grass and a light hint of exotic fruits.


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