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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8874) - 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.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8797) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
12 bottle from City Beer. Pours cloudy golden with a thick white head and a fruit and yeast aroma. There is a fruity slightly sour pale malt flavor with a huge yeast presence and a bitter finish. Very crisp with lots of taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Draught. No head. Clear brown body. Fruity honey caramel aroma. Fruity honey caramel flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Alcohol level just right.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7908) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7806) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2012
Chiara leggermente velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente leggeto citrico yn tocco fruutta esotiva leggeto erbacea leggero lievito speziari bel amaro

2.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24/06/2015) - yellow pour with white head. Citrus fruity and grassy aroma and taste, lots of floral hoppy nuances going on, yeast, straw, lemon, hay, very nice hoppy Saison, prefer this to the other Saison. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle @Patricks. Pours clear pale yellow with an off white head. Aroma of peach, kiwi, some cat pea and lemon. Flavor is sweet and floral hops with some peach, kiwi and bitterness . Medium body, average carbonation .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
Bottle at Schouskjelleren. Splendid saison aroma. Fruity, yet dry. The dryness is perhaps a bit overwhelming, I’d like slightly more fruit and funk. But it’s a fine beer.


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