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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2555) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draught from Blind Tiger. Classic saison pour of slightly orange gold, nice floral aroma; yeasty and clean hops bitterness were the primary flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, moderate grass and lemon zest for the hops, moderate barnyard for the yeast, with hints of damp wood and coriander. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, white with wispy yet crusty lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky yellow/amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a very dry and lightly tart finish. A nice puckering Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
Spicy bubblegum hop nose. Smooth body - just about bang on for carbonation. Some bubblegum and phenols with a good galaxy hop finish. Some lemon sherbert there as well. Really lovely. Glad I got to try this - only wish I could get some more! Cheers volcanicbeat!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. I like how the yeast is dominant on the nose, whereas the hops play a bigger part in the mouth. A pretty nice combination of the styles, combining to make a vinous palate. Works with summer like a fine Riesling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
Pours pale amber with a small head. Nose shows abundant amounts of tropical fruit with passionfruit, pineapple, grapes, peaches, etc, etc, etc....... Underneath are big spicy notes and soft clean malt. Similar fruit as flavours, before transitioning to sweet light malt. After that things really dry out as the hops and spicy characters return for an aggressive finish. Carbonation seems a little full-on. Really captures both styles.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a massive three finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Dank, floral hop aroma with a good balance of earthy and citrus/tropical fruit notes along with some funky farmhouse yeast. Slightly grassy with resinous pine notes as well as grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. The earthy hop component is nicely complimented by the Saison yeast that gives off hints of grass, straw and hay. I’m also picking up some bread and biscuit malt. Slightly oxidized with lots of tight carbonation which hurts the mouthfeel a bit. There’s a blast of dry, sticky hops up front which provide a prominent dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a bone dry finish. The hop profile is too one dimensional for my liking with all dry, soily, earthy pine needle flavor. The sweet citrus/tropical fruit notes found in the nose are almost invisible with only subtle citrus rind and grapefruit. The farmhouse yeast also takes a back seat providing subtle funk that’s overshadowed by the hop bitterness. Some light estery fruit notes toward the finish as well as some bread, biscuit and caramel. An interesting concept but too aggressively hopped for my preference. Could use some more sweetness and farmhouse/Saison character for balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2012
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy yellow with a full white head. Aroma of Funky yeast and brett. Flavour is spicy, yeasty with lemon and grapefruit and a sharp bitterness. A lovely saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2071) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Fat på Bishop Savoy Malmö. Smak och doft av humle, malt, citrus, hö, gräs med toner av peppar. Torr, något sträv, lagom sötma, lätt fruktig, fin beska med smak av citrusskal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2023) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
A nice pseudo Saison style with a blend of tropical hops and peppery saison flavours. The pour is a cloudy, hazy golden yellow with a massive foamy white mess of a head. The nose is multi faceted with a pale ale esque tropical and fruity hop aroma and a traditional peppery and earthy saison backbone. Light toasted bready malts and honey sweetness are also noted in the aroma. The mid palate has a mild toasty bread malt with a hint of lemon zest and overly fruity notes. A mild bitterness pervades the flavour profile into the finish. Moderate spice flavours with pepper and coriander on the finish give a noted Saison style flavour. This beer has a very unique flavour and as an experimental beer this is a tasty blend of a pale ale and a saison.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
On tap at Biero. Exceptional, complex and very well balanced. Aromas of grass, caramel, flowers, and grapefruit. Taste is sweet, sour, and bitter; with very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.


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