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

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (25) - POLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Looks divine - intensive golden mead color, rocky white head. Little bit hazy. Hits nose with citrus and exotic fruits, and than appears notes of belgium yeast. Aroma stays to the very end. Pure pleasure. Taste is comlex - bitter and sweet. Lightly sour even. Very long finish. Medium body, oily feel, creamy. Average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5109) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
22/XII/13 - 33cl bottle @ home - bottled: 9/IV/13 (2013-1167) Thanks to Bo for bringing the bottle to Belgium!

Note: tasted at about the same age as I tasted the Nøgne / Bridge Road (version brewed at Nøgne), which I thought was amazing.
Clear deep blond beer, big crackling white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel when opening the bottle, then orange flavoured effervescent vitamin tablets, spices, hint of coriander, orange peel, citrus fruits, bit dusty, some alcohol, bit of hay. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: dry spicy start, orange peel, pretty bitter, grassy, floral touch, fruity notes, little sourish, is it a touch of bretta in here? Aftertaste: citrus, little fruity, bitter hops, some alcohol, grassy, spices, coriander, orange peel, little bit of sweet malts, lemony, bitter ending. Maybe my expectations were pretty damn high because of the Nogne version, but I have to admit I was a bit disappointed, despite the fact that this is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a huge belgian head. Aroma of coriander, herbs, pine, citrus and passionfruit. Flavour is coriander, pine, candysugar and some citrus. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I think the norwegian version is a bit better, but it’s definitly a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
Tap@In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Head: firm off-white. Colour: hazy, golden. Aroma: citrus, malt. Taste: grapefruit, bitter-sweet. Palate: refreshing, crispy bitter-sweet finish. Overall: very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
330ml bottle.
Pours a clear light golden, with a voluminous, rocky white head.
Nose is really powerful and evident even before you get your nose in the glass. Lots of really ripe, sweet fruit, like pears, pineapple, mango and peach, and a little hint of grassiness.
Flavour doesn’t really do it for me though. I’ll admit I’m not a giant fan of some of the Belgian estery and phenol flavours, I’ve really enjoyed hoppy saisons in the past. This, not so much. I get some banana, lots of clove, some plum brandy, a bit of heat, some damp funk, and a pleasant lemon peel bitterness on the finish. There’s also some toffee from the malt in there, basically from the attack to just before the finish, but it’s nicely integrated.
The body is medium, and there’s a slight viscosity to the beer..
Not bad, but just not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Farm house, pine and resin aroma. Gigantic head, looks great. Nice hop balance to complement the saison style malt, bit sticky but nice. Interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 06.03.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ Grand Whiskybar:
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrus, høy, sitrusskal, alkohol, gras. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, alkohol, beiskt gras, sitrus, syregras, høy, litt korn. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a murky dark gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma mixes spicy Belgian yeast with floral, fruity and mild pine hops. Quite strong pine, spice and floral hops notes up front give way to spicy saison yeast and light bread malt in the mid-palate. More spicy yeast blends with floral hops in the finish. This is a pretty decent beer on the whole. The hops flavours are a good match with the spiciness of the yeast, and give it a little more interest than most saisons.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7975) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 33 cl at Slowbeer, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Bottled on 09/04/13.
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Sweet, apricots, malty, fruity taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Dry, grainy aftertaste. Hoppy, cheese, fruity scent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Yellow and cloudy. Citric, herby and fruity. Goes well with cheese snacks. Very pleasant, saatana!


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