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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5126) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
330ml bottle

Pours hazy yellowish with a small white head. Aroma of spices, fruits, yeast, citrus and lemon. Taste is yeasty, spicy and ripe fruity with some lemon and citrus. Finish is sweetish, spicy and yeasty with some stuffy notes and lemon. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4942) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4881) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4832) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy/murky yellow colour with a medium to large sized white head. Smells fresh, slightly sourish, malts, herbs and spices. Reminds me of Oersoep brewery. Tastes slightly sour, malts, brett, white ipa, some herbs. Way too much carbo, medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4756) - 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 (4747) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is green onion, herbs, light grapefruit. Notes of grass.

This is not normally a style that suites me well because it is a oxymoron of a style "hoppy" saison. But I’ m happy that this actually works for a change. The yeast is alive and well and gives a mile spicy note. The hops show herbal and grassy notes that turns dry in texture. Body is medium with pale malts and fruit from either the yeast or hops, not sure what element gives that element. Damn, overall pretty tasty. I may not ever get to try the other version of this brew but no matter, I enjoyed this well enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4402) - 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.


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