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Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Saison
Bristol, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask&bottled
Brewed using a different yeast strain and considerablystrongerthan the 2011 version.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, citrus fruitiness and light spiciness (coriander, faint pepper), faint hoppyness and yeast. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel, light fruitiness and citrus with light spiciness. Finish is average to long, malty - lightly wheaty and dryish, faint fruitiness and citrus, light - some spiciness, light hoppyness. Nice dryish saison - not too much spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mt_hall (180) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottled. Hazy gold colour with good-sized, foamy, off-white head. Subtle, slightly spicy, citrusy bubble gum aroma. Sweet citrus flavours with a drier spicy finish. Clean and refreshing. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarpa (1209) - FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours hazy golden with a large white head. Citrus and yeast , coriander and spices in the aroma. Fizzy carbonation. Citrus and spices in the flavor, slightly tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10683) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Keg at Lyric @6.5%. It pours cloudy gold with a medium white head. The nose is dough, floral, juicy, straw, fiery ginger, muffin and some citrus. The taste is bitter, hay, doughy, floral, citrus peel, grapefruit, spice, resin, light alcohol sting, white grape skin and honeysuckle with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour. Well-rounded and very drinkable. One of BBFs very best. Nice work.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (3274) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg @ Euston Tap. I’ve really been getting into my saisons recently and this hit the spot in a big way! Beautifully blended yeasty mouthfeel and just the right level of sweetness with an ever present fresh floral aroma. This is very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3348) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Tap at Sheffield Tap. Lightly hazy gold. Thick, off white head, kept alive by the fine, lively carbonation. Spicy, yeasty, light fruit. A light ginger snap thing going on. Taste is lightly tart, fresh and spicy. A hint of digestive sweetness. Finish is dry and spicy. Utterly lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5563) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with average to huge, thick, foamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity and minimally floral and herbal aroma, notes of red and yellow apple, stone fruit, red and yellow berries. Taste is yeasty, floral, and minimally herbal; bitter hoppy and slightly chalky, mineral finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8860) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Had this at home Wednesday 4th December 2013 purchased from ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon recently Pours hazy gold edging towards light amber with a white head. The aroma is very fresh it literally tickles your nose, clean, spicy and with a nice yeastiness. Tastes lovely, well rounded with yeast forward flavour. A little warmth from the alcohol. This is a really, really, lovely Saison. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 4.0

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5153) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
50cl bottle from Alesbymail. Bb 23/04/14. Hazy golden, frothy lasting white head. Love the aroma; citrus peel, yeast, mild sourness, earthy notes. Flavor is citrus, hops, floral notes, wheat. Finish is dry, citrus/lime lingers with some sour notes in the back. Got me thinkin of Nögne/Bridge Road india saison. Excellent.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2698) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 Bottle. Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head that gradually fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of tangerine, orange pith, peach and Rich Tea biscuit. Flavour of minerals, lime, orange and salted tiger bread. Medium body with a smooth texture. Light fizz. A very orangey Saison.


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