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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1451) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at the Brige Road Brewery. Served a nice pale golden color with a good head that fades quite slowly to ample lacing. Aroma is a mix of citrus and pine with a nice funk. Spice and an interesting fruit mix in the background. Taste is a changing mix of citrus, pine, a mild malt sweetness with a bit of spice, fruit and a nice dose of funk. There is a nice bitterness with a slightly spicy finish. Medium body, with an original robust flair that makes this beer stand out. Not a typical saison as this one has a bit of an IPA personality without being overbearing. An ineresting and very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10236) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2012
Bottled. Li ght Mber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of flowers, pine, yeast, sweetness. Flavour of flowers, yeast, Spice, sweetness, herbs, some pine. Medium to full bodied. Ends very bittér.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2012
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy yellow with a full white head. Aroma of Funky yeast and brett. Flavour is spicy, yeasty with lemon and grapefruit and a sharp bitterness. A lovely saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11098) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater gold with a foamy 3 finger white head. Aroma is citrus and light pitted fruit with a little earthiness. Med body more or less. Flavor is astringent and earthy with citrus and fruit. It’s passing great and has a deal of hop bitter. Just brilliant ale.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a massive three finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Dank, floral hop aroma with a good balance of earthy and citrus/tropical fruit notes along with some funky farmhouse yeast. Slightly grassy with resinous pine notes as well as grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. The earthy hop component is nicely complimented by the Saison yeast that gives off hints of grass, straw and hay. I’m also picking up some bread and biscuit malt. Slightly oxidized with lots of tight carbonation which hurts the mouthfeel a bit. There’s a blast of dry, sticky hops up front which provide a prominent dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a bone dry finish. The hop profile is too one dimensional for my liking with all dry, soily, earthy pine needle flavor. The sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes found in the nose are almost invisible with only subtle citrus rind and grapefruit. The farmhouse yeast also takes a back seat providing subtle funk that’s overshadowed by the hop bitterness. Some light estery fruit notes toward the finish as well as some bread, biscuit and caramel. An interesting concept but too aggressively hopped for my preference. Could use some more sweetness and farmhouse/Saison character for balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
500 ml bottle bought at Spirits Crossroads. Poured a hazy straw body with a super super large foamy white head, it actually rose above my Hennepin glass by about an inch to two, gobs of lace everywhere. Aroma of funk, lemons, citrus, yeast, bubble gum, orange marmalade covered toast. Medium bodied with super soft carbonation, a dry finish and some lingering bitterness along with a hint of heat but that may be from the bitterness. Flavor of bad citrus fruits, funkiness, yeast, lemons, lemon zest, flowers, dry toast. Solid stuff here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Draft at Blue Dog. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is heavy hops, funky yeast, florals. Tastes hoppy, with yeasty malt, tropical fruit, and a floral finish. Complex and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4406) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours deep hazy gold into a tulip. Fluffy white head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet bready caramel, tropical fruit and resin aromas. Crisp with hay, mango and bubblegum upfront turning dry in the lasting bitter lemon pith finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2012
Not impressed at all. It is a really confusing and unbalanced beer, IMO it had too many hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
On draft at Kraftwork. Pour light, clean gold with thick white head and ring lacing. Nose of sweet malts and hints of citrusy hops. Citrus comes though once tasted with some sweetness and good hop bitterness.


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