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Brew By Numbers 01/08 Saison - Wai-iti & Lemon

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Style: Saison
Bermondsey, England
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg.

Smooth, juicy and complex. The fresh lemon peel and Wai-iti hops from New Zealand give this beer a long lemon-flavoured finish.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Hazy straw colour with a large white head. Smell is all Belgian yeast- that Leffe honey roast ham thing. This is less apparent in the flavour- it’s replaced with a light sweetness, some white pepper, a hint of lemon peel and a moderately dry finish. It’s quite refreshing but somewhat on the light side flavourwise. Overall just ok- expected better from this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (414) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
kindly shared by impuritylaw@pre-BKL-tasting, thanks a lot! this is a nice, refreshing, quite simple Saison, with its lightly sour nose and some hints of lemons, grass and almonds and its almond, marzipan, pepper dry taste. Only I’m not so sure of its extra ingredients as for me it’s well imaginable that without them this Saison would taste exactly the same.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2016
33cl bb02/2016 Shared by impuritylaw at bastarda’s pre-BKL tasting. Aroma of a BWeisse sour mash, wheyish wheats and a whiff of white pepper/coriander seed spice. Quite on-point saison dry and bitter, the lemon (peel) impressively dialed down to let the saison yeast strain shine. Cuddles up gently to Dupont peppers, adding Moroccan lemons before a bitter grassy, lip-smackingly dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5444) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle 33cl shared by Impuritylaw. A clear pale yellow beer, nose is sweet like with ripped fruits, floral. Aroma is on ripped fruits, quince, old orange, slightly sour, quite bitter, watery, light honey notes. Finish is on quince and astringency, sweets notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5496) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle at Hawksmoor, London. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is floral, spicy, lemons and grass. Taste is lemons, hops, floral and slightly tart. Medium balanced. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3952) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottled. Pours clear yellow with an average laacing white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon zest, lime, mandarin notes and yeast. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter, Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice and crisp Saison indeed, 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3618) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Large bottle from beer gonzo, Coventry. Hazy golden colour, aroma is lemon citrus and fresh hops, taste is slightly sweet lemon. Very fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (779) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is golden, fizzy, a pure white head which lasts throughout. Delicate aroma of lemons, floral notes, hops, slightly lambic. Taste- the lemon is most prominent, backed up by the hops, with a creamy malty quality in the background. Very well crafted.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (481) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Hazy light yellow, white head. Aroma of saison yeast, light citrus. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, light lemon bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2015
Draft @ Brew By Numbers in London

Appearance: Hazy golden hue, long lasting white head
Aroma: Lemon, spice, wild yeast
Taste: Lemon, pepper, grass, yeast, not much funk
Palate: Watery light body, above average carbonation


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