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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: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Tasted at the Beer festival in Nærbø. A remarkably beer, that I’ll never forget. The marriage between a Saison and (IPA). The hoppyness in this saison is so great! I’s so sad that we don’t get this ale in our liquor stores in Norway.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Azazello (18) - POLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Looks divine - intensive golden mead color, rocky white head. Little bit hazy. Hits nose with citrus and exotic fruits, and than appears notes of belgium yeast. Aroma stays to the very end. Pure pleasure. Taste is comlex - bitter and sweet. Lightly sour even. Very long finish. Medium body, oily feel, creamy. Average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
I like, a lot. Pours a nice light copper color with a thin head with little lacing. It’s really yeast on the nose but there is a definite crisp hop presence there. The best part about this beer is either the initial flavor or finish, the hops are dominant but you still feel like you’re drinking a saison because of the yeastiness and mouthfeel. I want a fresh keg of this come summertime but considering this brew traveled several thousand miles to get to me I think it’ll hold for a few months. How can I be the 10th rating of this beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 500ml bottle. Extremely well brewed Saison. Aromas of caramel and grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweet with banana and mandarin, with some citrus and delicately balanced bitterness. Long bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at the Brige Road Brewery. Served a nice pale golden color with a good head that fades quite slowly to ample lacing. Aroma is a mix of citrus and pine with a nice funk. Spice and an interesting fruit mix in the background. Taste is a changing mix of citrus, pine, a mild malt sweetness with a bit of spice, fruit and a nice dose of funk. There is a nice bitterness with a slightly spicy finish. Medium body, with an original robust flair that makes this beer stand out. Not a typical saison as this one has a bit of an IPA personality without being overbearing. An ineresting and very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (1972) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2858) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4172) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1047) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle@home. One finger foam. Haze brown. Plenty of strange hoppy notes. Clove and earthlike notes too. Intense bitterness. Great bitter saison.


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