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


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 3, 2013
750ml bottle (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Scarily pale, but persistent tight head and haze to cloudiness makes me happy to give it a 3. Wheaty aroma at first, some slight orval funk, banana later. Crisp palate, carbonation quite harsh. Initial retronasals hint at solvents, like a heady weizenbock. But itís not heavy or sweet. In fact itís almost thin and light. Thatís aided by the wheatiness, which is everywhere in the taste. Nice fatty hops in the finish, nicely bitter tingle. Not a cookie-cutter saison, not the typical wyelabs taste. But thatís because of the wheat, this has way more wheat than the usual cookie cutter saisons brews. Very easy drinker. Alcohol not obvious apart from the inevitable zigzagging of my walk later. Possible underrate - even 3.2 would seem a bit low. However there were minor flaws in each aspect, even though there were positives with each aspect too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6285) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
(Bottle, 0.75 l, at Hilpeš Hauki, 2013101) The beer poured pale golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had spices, sourness, pepper and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, spices, Belgian style yeast, malts, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy, hoppy and bitter. A tasty saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (601) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2013
Long neck bottle from the brewery. Hazy, light yellow with small white head and some lacing. Grapefruit, malt and funky yeast aromas. Peaches and grapefruit, balanced with a malt backbone, a touch of sourness and good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Poured cloudy medium amber with a dense white head. Aroma of zesty citrus over some nuttyness. Light body, quite acidly sour, apple flavour with a slight sour sweetness to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Ncloudy pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty lemons. Taste is peppery lemons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On draught at Taps - Kusla Lumpur, pours a dense gold with fine-bubble white head. strong Belgian yeast aromas. light body. sharp, tart character dominates nellow whest flavor. otherwise light body and flat mouthfeel. Non-complex. Spell chekking by Beer Buddy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7258) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 14, 2013
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a cloudy dark amber with a long-lasting frothy white head. The aroma is dry citrus fruits leading to a slightly sour, medicinal, aspirin like flavour with some grapefruit citrus and and hint of malt on the palate. From the way Iíve described it it sounds dreadful, but I have to set the record straight and give this beer a big thumbs up. It was certainly flavour packed and uber refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
Ok beer, probably the best one I had at the Grain store today. Simple and enjoyable flavours, but not overly complex. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4087) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
15-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @UlklÝbben tasting. Hazy yellow with high lasting white creamy head. Yest aroma with orange peel, banana, corn, hay. Oily, a bit thin. High class brew. Easy drinking. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1978) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On tap @ Bridge Road. Served a hazy light golden color with a nice head that fades to lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, yeast, herbs and bit of sweetness in the background. Taste is tart, with some herbs and fruit,with a bit of malt sweetness. Medium body, with a smooth texture and nice balance. Quite enjoyable beer.

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