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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5538) - 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 .

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7210) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pepper, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long dry, fruity and pepper finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1260) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, fruit, yeast and some hops. Taste is sweet and yeasty leading to a hoppy and yeasty finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1061) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden colour, frothy white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of tropical fruit sweet melon along with earthy, bread, slightly barnyard. Taste is malty with lemony fruitiness, spice, yeasty notes and a light lingering bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy warming bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Farm house, pine and resin aroma. Gigantic head, looks great. Nice hop balance to complement the saison style malt, bit sticky but nice. Interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3163) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2011
Apparently the Bridge Rd version of Nøgne Ø India Saison. Growler. Cloudy gold with a modest white head. Aroma of grapefruit, white pepper, gooseberry, almonds. Quite light-bodied. Taste has some light dough, some stone and tropical fruit, lots of grapefruit and pepper. Touch of windex. Saison character is there but apart from the pepper it’s pretty subdued and a bit clean for me. Nice dry finish is bitter and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
Neat frothy head bright yellow gold pour medium carbonation the look is misty aromas fruity passionfruit floral candy caramel grain flavour smooth medium ibu grapefruit passionfruit spice like clove caramel floral overtone finish good hop taste floral spicy lasting bitter nice seasonal


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