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


on tap

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a dense and lacing white head. Spicy, metallic and yeasty nose. Medium body, rich carbonation, sweet fruit, yeast and heavy phenols, vitamins. Ends dry but not overly bitter. A Saison very much to the yeasty side. 100912

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
Draught @ taphouse. Pours cloudy, hazy, light pale, yellow with average head and good lace. Aromas of grapefruit, herbs lemon with an average malt presence of nuts, dust and a musty rotten egg, musty character/funk. Body light medium, fizzy, a touch sour and chalky, thin and gritty. Finishes lightly acidic, bitter with the flavours lingering lightly sour/sweet..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Hazy pale gold beer. No head. Sharp and sourish with bitter orange. Finishes light and crisp with hop bitterness. Pleasantly sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Verre de 12 oz, d’un fût au Local Taphouse de Saint-Kilda. Arômes très invitants de levure rustique et épicée. Robe blonde et trouble, belle mousse et effervescence assez active. En bouche, un beau malt pilsner accompagne la levure rustique et épicée, très authentique. Assez discrète présence houblonnée, plutôt herbacée. Très agréable finale montrant une belle touche d’acidité. Une très belle saison, tout à fait dans les règles de l’art.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
Had this beer on tap at the Union Hotel at Newtown. Lovely citrus and yeasty hop aromas. Nice tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4343) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jessop (207) - 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.

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