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Chevalier Saison

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Saison is a classic Belgian style, not often seen outside of its homeland. It was traditionally brewed by farmers and their workers as a beverage to consume during the summer months. Bridge Road Brewers have crafted their own Saison to add to their Chevalier range. This beer is quite unique, light straw in colour, with a tight bright white head. Aromas are dominated by esters and phenolic characters, owing to the Saison yeast strain, which also gives the beer its characteristic tart, dry and acidic profile. This citrus character combined with grassy hop flavours make this a great food beer, try it with anything from seafood to blue cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at Beer DeLuxe Melbourne, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of green melon, brett funk, and crackery malt. Flavour is similar, with lots of underripe green melon, citrus and medium brett funk. Not the most complex, but it works alright. Underripe melon notes dominate. Solid, but nothing overly extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (845) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle - pours pale yellow with a bit of haze. Aroma is cereal malt, smells a bit wort like, bit of citrus and bit of sweetness. Taste is bit citrus up front then a sliw transition to a mild fruity dry lingering finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (159) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. colour is accurate to marketing deScription. Aroma. A general candied flavour on the nose with mainly flavours of bubblegum and watermelon. Taste. immediately i taste bitter lemon which is present throughout the the tasting, backed by watermelon and bubblegum. Overall. quite a good beer and hard for me accurately describe, though the marketing deScription does a good job of describing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17467) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Keg at Mother Kelly’s - London. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Interesting aroma, maybe some tropical fruity bubblegum, lemon, sugary pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with lots of sugary, lightly doughy bread, candied lemon, tangerine, more bubblegum, esters, watermelon, flowers. Medium bodied with fine to average carboantion. Lightly warming in the finish, very sweet, lightly syrupy, with more floral notes, yeast, bubblegum, white grape. Novel, but in the end it sits a bit heavy on the palate and just isn’t that drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft salty floral lemon fruits nose.. Soft zezty lemon fruits nose.. Juicy floral fruits.. Salty fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy yellow, nose is toffee, light fruit, esters, taste is sweet, yeasty, light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of yeast, bread dough. Taste is more white bread, clove. Light spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (3090) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Hazy golden/amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grain, apricot and malted barley. Flavour of lime, minerals and tonic water. Thin body with a light texture. Soft fizz. Feels a bit unfinished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Tap takeover at the Durham. Nice saison, not much funk, easy drinking, finish is not so dry for a saison. Carbonation is only moderate, maybe it’d be higher in the bottle than on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5225) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark straw-hued body with a large white head. Nose is straw, hay, Belgian saison yeast, citrus, hints of bread dough and grass. Taste is citrus, straw, orange peel, bread dough and hints of Belgian saison yeast. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely fresh and tasty saison with a finely tuned citric profile. Nice.

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