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Chevalier Saison

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


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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 15/20
RafeAU (490) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - 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 (4820) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2375) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Yellow, cloudy, white head. Light sweetness, spicy, yeasty, a bit funky. Not overly complex just a solid saison. Good but not great. Downed in a Ute after a day at the brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (756) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Bridge Road (2014 Advent Box). Pale gold/straw, creamy white head, yeasty, grassy, doughy, spicy, apple, pear, low bitterness, low sweetness, smooth texture, dry spicy finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2394) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours yellow hazy with a big white head. Smell of yeast esters, hay, spices and light light malts. Light to moderate sweet, a sting of alcohol and malts, quite fruity, feels a bit too heavy, spicy tail with moderate bitterness. Quite nice saison

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (940) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2014
Closer to a Saison than the Bling is to an IPA - but I’m thinking they are not really trying somehow. Hopefully, that means better things to come - yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (3728) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
.75 bottle@kitty’s. Pale yellow hazy. Wheaty pale malty, some citrus, belgy yeasty. Mellow fruity. Soft bodied, yeasty wheaty. Sort of dulled, mellow boring. Unless I’m doing hard farming, or whatever saisons were designed for, I qouldn’t ask for this. As a beer, dull and boring.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (4794) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
750ml bottle. Kitty’s, Helsinki. Bottled on 040413. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Pear, yeast, wheat, dough in aroma. Flavor has dough, spicy notes, pear, sweetness. Certainly not the beer I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (585) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
No idea why i bought this as it not my style, but really glad i did. Pale straw looking and brilliant white head. Yeasty, grassy and a smidge tart as well. One for the summer months, maybe with some sandies and oysters. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1123) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at The Archive. Pours a champagne colour with a thick tightly bubbled head, laces well, highly carbonated, mild grape aroma, creamy mouth feel, malty with a crisp finish. Not my favourite style but a very good beer.

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