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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Saison
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4157) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4152) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4120) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2012
330ml bottle. There’s a great big fluffy white cloud of foam that is well packed and consistent. The body is a murky haze and the beer is a sunshine yellow colour. The aroma is mostly citrus hops with some fresh flower scents also coming through, a fair bit of zestiness in the nose. There is also a big hop punch in the flavour and you get a slight alcohol warmth in the back of your throat. Refreshing and easy to drink, maybe too easy given the alcohol content. Perfect beer for a warm summers day. It is good to see Australian brewers collaborating with others world class brewers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
0.33l bottle @ Crowbar. I so love this aroma.. In the glass this is a light cloudy kinda golden light orange one and it has a nice big super lacing white head with great retention. As I mentioned, I just dig this aroma some much. It’s just so brett infused, hoppy, fresh and amazingly inviting. Grassy hoppy with sweet saison-peachy fruits and it just smells really good. Tastes great as well with a bretty both semi dry and semi sweet flavor. It feels light oily in the mouth and it has an just above average carbonation level. I get a dry hay like flavor here, lots of funky almost bretty saison yeast. Lots of grapefruit bitterness and citrus. There is also a kinda stingy almost peppery burn on the tongue here. It ends with a light dry mouthfeel and leaves your wanting more. Still, I definitely prefer the other version, but glad I got a chance to try this. 17.10.2013

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3309) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
Neat frothy head bright yellow gold pour medium carbonation the look is misty aromas fruity passionfruit floral candy caramel grain flavour smooth medium ibu grapefruit passionfruit spice like clove caramel floral overtone finish good hop taste floral spicy lasting bitter nice seasonal

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3219) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
On bottle at Schouskjelleren . Golden color, good foam. Quite intense hop aromas, some fruitiness . Medium body & complexity. Solid bitterness. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3079) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle - 500ml.Beautiful, cloudy blond body with a thick, lasting white foamy head. Fresh, sharp hoppy aroma with coriander and citrusy hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries coriander, citrusy, yeasty, and some grainy notes. Ends with a long, dry, robust bitter/herbal finish. Wow!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2012
Straw coloured body, slightly hazy and with a lasting head. Grapefruit and light spice on the aroma. Fruit and spice in the taste, medium body, very refreshing and without noticeable alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2918) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
Draught sample @ The Rover. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves some trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and tiny spicy phenolic with crackers, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple, passionfruit, dry soil, freshly cut grass, pine needles and hints of white pepper corns. Taste is slightly bitter, fruity and tiny phenolic with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango, freshly cut grass, pine needles, cape gooseberries, passion fruit, dry soil and hints of white pepper corns. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is fruity and tiny phenolic with crackers, grapefruit juice, unripe tropical fruits, freshly cut grass, pine needles, dry soil, minerals and hints of white pepper corns. Solid hopped up saison.


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