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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: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fourpack (68) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Wonderful orange haze. Long lasting white foam. Lovely orange aroma. Very hoppy. Slight bitterness. Great drink in the sun.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2011
Some of the most impressive head formation I’ve seen in a beer in quite a while, though it could well be down to my new dishwasher. Lovely fresh Galaxy-style hoppiness with some weird edges lurking underneath which seems to be par for the course with these emerging Aus varieties. Quite a creamy mouthfeel, but cut well by bitterness. Very drinkable. Not much saison character about it for mine, but a very nice showcase for Aus hops, which Bridge Road does really well.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10092) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of sweet fruit, orange peel, yeast, citrus and pine. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (647) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Huge, white, fluffy head, settles as an uneven layer with some lacing. Slightly hazy, pale golden/amber colour. The aroma clearly reflects both the IPA and saison character - lots of citrussy hops on top of a fruity/estery Belgian yeast base. A bit of almond as well. Medium body, average carbonation. Semisweet, juicy taste upfront, balanced by a solid hop bitterness - then the bitterness takes over, leaving quite an astringent finish. An interesting brew, but I prefer the styles separated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7112) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
Light citrus hop nose. Cloudy gold color. Smooth, pine snd lemon flavor with clean and tasty malts. Not a deep or complex saison character but nice. Very drinkable. Hops work nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
cloudy yellow, smooth white head. aroma is refined, yeasty, citrussy, spicy, belgian. flavor is yeasty, spicy, citrussy, dry , malty, good saison, dry and still with citrussy notes, spices match but do not lead. great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle- a friend gave this to me and so glad he did. A very good beer. A good balance of malt and hops, with a refreshing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2483) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle @Patricks. Pours clear pale yellow with an off white head. Aroma of peach, kiwi, some cat pea and lemon. Flavor is sweet and floral hops with some peach, kiwi and bitterness . Medium body, average carbonation .


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