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Chevalier Saison

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (548) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2536) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3417) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (522) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (702) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a stable lasting white head. Aroma of ripe fruit, peppers, wheat and a light bretty note. taste is lightly farmhouse yeasty with a late citrus fruit punch, dry spicy finish. A robust saison.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (171) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Tap. I don’t know why this isn’t rated higher! It’s a seriously nice saison, maybe not strictly to style given that it has a slightly heavier body than some of the really good ones, but all in all it’s uber nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3229) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
On bottle at Sandar Mikrobryggeri. Golden color , good foam . Nice floral & fruity aromas , good yeast- some " hubba bubba" aromas. Medium body & complexity . Some bitterness, very well balanced. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
norkle (14) - - JUN 18, 2014
Tasted this somewhat hastily but enjoyed it enough to warrant another try. Reminded me of Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, which is a good sign. Similar phenol characters, similar light cloudiness (more sediment - roll it next time?), strong head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1834) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at Kaisla. Hazy yellow color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, mango, hops, grass, earthy notes and a bit of peach. Bitter finish with peach, citrus and earthy notes. Very nice saison.


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