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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5538) - 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 .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5182) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2012
Chiara leggermente velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente leggeto citrico yn tocco fruutta esotiva leggeto erbacea leggero lievito speziari bel amaro

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4939) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
330 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Hazy golden colour, huge white head. Lovely fruity and mildly peppery aroma of saison yeast and hops. The flavour is medium sweet, distinctly spicy / peppery and hoppy with some fruity notes. High drinkability, very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2013
Shared bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear golden body with a small, dense off-white head. Moderate strong aroma of citric fruit, blackcurrant leaves and light spicy yeast. Flavor is sweet, mild malt, fruity hops, nice bitterness and some yeast. Fine and balanced body, refreshing in aftertaste. A nice one, with a bit less aroma and flavors than the Nøgne Ø version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4293) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
500ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that settles to reveal some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and yeast. Taste is a lemony tartness with some citrus bitterness and a light fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some good carbonation lending to a nice mouth feel. A very well done saison that would make any beer connoisseur proud.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3896) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of - and shared with - Maltmisjonen; cheers man! :-) Pours a clear pale golden body with a big foamy white head. Nose is sour lime peel, straw, bubble gum, hints of lemon and grapefruit. Taste is tart lime tones, straw, citric peel and some herbal-grassy notes in the finish. Moderate bitterness, medium body and carbonation. Much more on the saison side than its Nøgne Ø counterpart, which leaned more towards the IPA aspect. I think it lacks the freshness I got in the NØ version and also a bit on the taste-dimensional level (very citrusy but very little else is going on) but its still a pretty nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2012
500 ml from Shenanigan’s Wine and Spirits. Big carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma (Citra?). Dry saison body. Lemon and some tart. This is a pretty interesting mix of IPA/saison. Would go well on a hot day. Very nice.


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