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Bristol Beer Factory Saison (2012)

Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Saison
Bristol, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed using a different yeast strain and considerablystrongerthan the 2011 version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2913) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3059) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8704) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4981) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Murky golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades to nothing. Sour aroma of muted lemon and salt. Tastes of oranges, herbs and lemon meringue pie. Medium to full body with a frothy texture. Lively carbonation. A solid but unspectacular Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1732) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 (Bottled) It resembles Achel blond or something quintessntially ’Belgian ’ in a goblet . Golden -with large white head and a bit dirty ,rustic. Floral, spicy , rich nose. Esters , sweet pale malts , spice and dryness ; Pretty legit .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4471) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a strong frothy head. The aroma is sour with some dry and bitterness. The flavour is spiced with sour and bitterness. Overall a nice beer of a sour and spiced nature. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Everettm (81) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Soft cloudy amber with a clean white head. The aroma straight from the pour begins rather harsh with slight acetyl notes but soon subsides to subtle spice and fruit of no particular discerning character. Mild body with mouth tingling effervescence. An initial mild malt character with slight herbal tones quickly gives way to a semi-sweet and tart dry bitterness. Neither a bad brew nor good, needs more discernible character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 Cloudy amber with 1.5 finger head. Amalgamation of notes, nothing particularly discernible. Medium and lively carbonation. Initial citrus is fleeting and replaced by a dry and acerbic finish. Unfulfilling saison. Veers more towards a Belgian blonde. A beer with an identity crisis.

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