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Birrificio del Ducato Saison

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Formerly brewed at Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Saison
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Duvel glass. Slightly hazy orange gold color with a huge soapy head that dissipates and leaves a thin layer on top. Nose has the classic saison yeast aroma with some peach, pear and passion fruit along with some arugula. Taste is more of the same with the pear standing out on the initial taste. A little bit of sweetness comes in the middle with a great peppery finish. Finishes dry and peppery (almost chilli pepper like). Average carbonation with a medium light body. This is a wonderful saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (721) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
At La Tana pub in Rome, in tap. Pours pale hazy golden, great white head. Nose: pepper and spices, orange peel. Mouth: fresh feel, coriander, spices, citrus. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (5041) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
330 ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden body with a long lasting, big, foamy white head. Mild aroma of malt, herbs and yeast. Quite light and delicate in flavor, mild malt, spices, yeast and moderate bitterness. Medium body and nice in aftertaste. A pretty classic Saison, nice and easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andre_cacador (2) - Taboão da Serra, BRAZIL - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
I think it´s a great beer, but in aroma there´s a lot of alcool and in palate the yeast is very hard. I remembered in this beer a Belgian Golden Ale,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (919) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Cloudy yellow color with big head. Aroma is citrus, hoppy. Taste is a bit spicy, dry, fruity and refreshing. A good representation of the Saison style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle.Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, hop, orange. Flavour is citrus, malt, hop, orange, spices, yeast. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10370) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - cloudy orange beer with a chaotic foam left; light sourish aroma of pineapple and peaches; fairly carbonated, a good malt backbone; assertive and decently sour; dry fruity (apples, peaches) finish with lingering sourish notes - pretty much character

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle split at the Bottle Shop during my 40th bash, big thanks to Tommy M, 11/10/14. Hazed golden yellow with a decent off white covering. Nose is bitter lemon, straw, spice, earthy, lemon rind, faint soap. Taste comprises citric tinged straw, grassy vibes, bitter lemon, farmy, citric pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Thanks to Tommy m. Bright yellow straw coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is straw, saison yeast, lemon. Flavour is light airy, lemon, straw, earthy lemon and nice saison yeast expression. Very tasty . palate is light highish carbonation, airy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8787) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Tommy M. Some gush. It pours hazy gold with a thick white head. The nose is soft, doughy, juicy, stone fruits, candy, grass, herbal notes and spice. The taste is crisp, bitter, sherbet, orange, grapefruit, dough, spice, candy and such like with a dry finish. High carbonation, medium body and foamy mouth-feel. Pretty nice.


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