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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (5346) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle ($5.50): pours lightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, yeast, some basement funk it seems, and maybe some perfume. Taste is light and refreshing. Nice hoppy tanginess. Dry finish. Dry finish and lightly hoppy aftertaste lingers for a bit. Hoppy yet delicate. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5162) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4806) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle (shared by Arve_Christian - thanks!) Pours golden with a white head. Hoppy and yeasty aroma with citrus, fruits and hints of spices. Just lightly sweet with a solid bitterness in the finish. Nice one! (2013-03-25)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4773) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
22 ounce bottle from Royal Liquor Mart in Rockford, IL, served in a Duvel glass. IPA-Saison, eh? Well...pours an immense fine-bubbled gout of foam, filling the glass, leaving big clumps as it recedes over the slightly hazy golden body...first whiff of the aroma is all saison, with tarragon, mint and especially rosemary and a moderate dry grassiness; on further nosings, wet dank hops show up and nearly cover all, not really unpleasant but odd and certainly seeming more IPA than Belgian farmhouse...on the tongue, an old, crystallized honey sweetness struggles against a fairly aggressive bitterness, winning out to some extent in the end but leaving little in the way of malty character or much of that dry grassy rustic loveliness that makes a saison...well, a saison...fairly thin on the finish, carbonation weak for (either) style. This didn’t really work for me but to be fair it may well have been an old bottle - this liquor store isn’t that reliable. A fair "pop" when opened though. I dunno. Re-try some day - maybe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (4582) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 06.03.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ Grand Whiskybar:
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrus, høy, sitrusskal, alkohol, gras. Frisk lett syrlig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, sitrusskal, alkohol, beiskt gras, sitrus, syregras, høy, litt korn. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4507) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4127) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
0,5l bottle from Alko. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts, fruits and plenty of hops. Flavor is malts, some fruits and a huge amount of hops. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle at Crowbar, january 8th 2013. It’s way too long since I had Nøgnes version so I wont try to make out the differences. Should have had them together of course. hazy yellow body, sparkling, with a huge white thick head. Aroma is really fresh, lemon, spicy saison yeast, pears, orange. taste of oranges first and foremost, joined by peach, pepper, delicious yeast note. Bitterness comes slowly, cooperating good with the yeast, making a nice spicy aftertaste of clove, peppers and tropical fruits. A very good beer this is.


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