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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Saison
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (5907) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle 7/04/2012. Golden with a slight white head. Slightly peppery hops, some citrus fruit and a dryish finish. All a bit underpowered.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
750ml bottle. An explosion of foam, thick and white like a gigantic marshmellow greets you on the initial pour. Very clear and amber in colour with spice, pepper, cloves and some fruit in the nose. Dry on the palate with a spice aftertaste. Quite good and leaves a nice lace of foam on the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
spork13 (3) - Launceston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011 does not count
A lovely bitter Belgian style beer. I got a bottle (and will get a couple more!) from Crown Cellars and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pungent aroma, sensational appearance - even the bottle and label look classy, great taste, and 1/2 the price of some imports! Well done Bridge road Brewers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2011
Cloudy straw pour. The funky saison yeast is apparent in the aroma but there’s also plenty of mango, banana, cloves and pineapple. A mildly sour, bitter finish complements the fruity phenolic characters that wouldn’t seem out of place in a hefeweizen. Very refreshing and very easy drinking; a perfect gateway beer to more esoteric Belgian styles like saisons and lambics.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2011
Wow what a surprize here. This beer was just lovely, poured hazy and light golden with a white frothy head. It tasted slightly sharp with a fruity somewhat green apple hint. Slightly thin and watery body preceding a acidic and a touch astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
From the tap at the Local Taphouse, St Kilda on 27/1/2011 (part of a five beer tasting paddle). The aroma is of Belgian yeast, apples and apple pie. The flavour is dominated by green apples and lemon. This one has a nice subtle and refreshing sour/bitterness. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a hazed milky hefe looking yellow gold with a thin white head. Citrus, zest, musk on the nose. Lemongrass, citrus, wheat and musk on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 sampled at a tasting session with friends. orange and grassy hops dominate, with hints of pepper and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
Cloudy blond with a thick head. Peppery aroma with light fruits and nice yeastiness. Very fruity on the palate with gentle spiciness, slightly creamy malts and maybe a hint of acidity late. Nice pale malt character and good balance. One of the more interesting Aussie microbrews I’ve come across.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (859) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy pale gold with decent tight white head. The aroma is tangy citrus with peppery and metallic notes. Medium body and nice carbonation bordering on fizzy. Tangy citrus foretatse with a peppery and to my mind rather harsh metallic bitterness in the finish. An unusual beer which was just a bit harsh for my taste.


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