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Bridge Road / Nøgne Ø India Saison

Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Saison
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
India Saison is the hoppy, crisp and refreshing result of a north south collaboration between Norwegian craft brewery Nonge-O & Bridge Road Brewers.A specialty Saison yeast strain and Australian Galaxy and Stella hop varieties have been used in crafting this beer. Serve chilled and enjoy with cheeses and charcuterie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (919) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2016
Pale gold with a nice thick white head. Grassy, tropical fruits, funky aromas. Taste is slightly sour, good bitterness, winey, spice, yeasty funk. It’s a good one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1629) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: Fruity hops. Flavour: Fruity bitter with a grapelike dry finish and a creamy mouthfeel. Colour: Golden with a white head. From: Tap @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (356) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2015
Pours yellow with a decent white head. Plenty going on in the nose and in the palate - tropical and citrus hop presence, yeast and some funk strains, slightly earthy or grassy, some spice. It’s quite bitter and a little booze comes through, and it dominates the tail of a mouthful, detracting slightly. Quite delicious, an impressive blend of styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
330 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of fresh citrus, graininess and some herbs. Flavour of strong red berry sourness, graininess, gooseberries and grass. Light bodied. Alcohol burns. High carbonation. Messy. Really unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
330ml bottle

Pours hazy yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of spices, fruits, yeast, citrus and lemon. Taste is yeasty, spicy and ripe fruity with some lemon and citrus. Finish is sweetish, spicy and yeasty with some stuffy notes and lemon. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8810) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very crisp lemony aroma, loads of grapefruits and grass, some hops. Lemony flavor, some toffee sweetness, spices and yeast. A bit sweet, otherwise refreshing and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled 1.4.2015. Aroma has grassy hops and funky yeasty notes. Also urinal. Flavour has biscuits, cereal, urinal tones, grassy and grapefruity hops. Unusual, more sweet than Nøgne version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is green onion, herbs, light grapefruit. Notes of grass.

This is not normally a style that suites me well because it is a oxymoron of a style "hoppy" saison. But I’ m happy that this actually works for a change. The yeast is alive and well and gives a mile spicy note. The hops show herbal and grassy notes that turns dry in texture. Body is medium with pale malts and fruit from either the yeast or hops, not sure what element gives that element. Damn, overall pretty tasty. I may not ever get to try the other version of this brew but no matter, I enjoyed this well enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2064) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
12oz bottle from 7-Eleven, shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is pretty busy... I’m Getting onion, lime, wet blanket, tropical fruit. Flavor is dry, oak, mild funk, onion and tropical fruit. Grassy bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (4968) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($5.50): pours lightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, yeast, some basement funk it seems, and maybe some perfume. Taste is light and refreshing. Nice hoppy tanginess. Dry finish. Dry finish and lightly hoppy aftertaste lingers for a bit. Hoppy yet delicate. I like it.

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