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


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 (779) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (274) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11219) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9799) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7433) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1252) - 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 (368) - 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 (11390) - 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 (164) - 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.

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