Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Saison
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1185) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2014
huge frothy white head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. hazy thick dark yellow body. aroma: moderate hoppy, flowers, apple and honey. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet bitter; average duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. Dulçor frutado e de mel. Vazou ao abrir, mesmo sem movimentar a garrafa. Sem defeitos nem diferenciais. Amargor de casca de fruta. Ligeira adstringência permeia o gole todo na segunda metade da cerveja, sem ser azeda. 80 s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (256) - Tasmania, - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange with a white head. Aroma is light malt, herbs, bitter citrus peel, spices; pepper. Flavour is dry, spicy yeast, citrus, a bit muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle, 6%. Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, hop, spices, pepper, little brett and a little citrus/lemon. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, notes of brett, little pepper, medium dry, little citrus and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (82) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
From 33 cl bottle. Pour is slightly cloudy dark yellow with thin head. Nose is very fruity with green apples and citrus. Strong Belgian yeast. Taste is earthy with a great yeast character. A medium hoppy bitterness stays for a long time. Well balanced. Very happy for a saison. Great mouth feel. Medium to low carbonation. Good beer and very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (449) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 11, 2014
330 ml bottle from Domus Birrae. Dark canary yellow, quite hazy, with an average, creamy, moderately persistent bright white head. Very fruity smell, notes of peach and strawberries, some white bread presence, grass and hay. Light yeast influence. Pleasent zesty bitterness upfront, not too dry, some honey like sweetness in the aftertaste. Mild brown sugar and pepper notes as well. Average to lively carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2454) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light golden body with a small white head. Aroma of apricot, pepper, clove, lemon. Taste is dry, yeast and wheat, with citrus and clove. Strong bitterness in finish, with a wheat and spice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2069) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Drucken på fat på Bishop Gustav. En riktigt bra saison. Frisk, krispig och med mycket jästkarakär. Lätt kropp, fin smakbild med jäst, citrus, örter, peppar och en lätt citrusbeska. Riktgt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
På fat. Smak och doft av humle, äpple, peppar, gröna druvor, jäst med toner av tropisk frukt. Rund och len med fin beska med smak av peppar, gräs och örter. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Lovely brewed Saison, lots of flavor from the Belgian yeast. Flor cloudy golden with a nice white foam which gives lace on the glass. Well done Italy :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - 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]

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