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

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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2009
An excellent example of the style. Spicey, yeasty, grassy nose with a suitably dry and tart mouthfeel. Loooked fantastic in a big tulip glass all nice and hazy with a huge rocky head. Truly wonderful.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmar33 (176) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (261) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
750ml into tulip glass. Beautiful golden orange colour with medium carbonation. Aroma of field mushrooms & straw. Taste is very earthy & funky but delicious. Will definitely have this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (951) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (523) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2008
Both on tap at brewery and in 750ml bottle. This is a very classy and sophisticated effort. Has sour aroma and Hooegarden type appearance. Very full-bodied taste, very citrusy and tart. Great lingering aftertaste. I’m looking forward to having a taste of a more matured bottle (if I can resist the temptation to drink it early).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2009
750 ml. Quality nose...sweet grass and some funky earth with a really nice yeasty background. Taste is just fantastic, tart and funky, nice crisp hop character and a really clean dry finish. I immediately wanted more. Really solid effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 4, 2010
750ml heavy glassed bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that laces scantily. Nose of bread, yeasts, oranges, peppers and grassy hops. Flavour is fine Belgian Saison with a smooth easy drinkability. It is thinner bodied than Saison Dupont. A commendable Aussie attempt at this difficult style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Bottle. Pours bright orange with a large creamy white head. Smells of orange zest and cloves with light doughy yeast and some funk. Taste is sweet and tart. Finishes tart with punchy pepper/ clove/ ginger. Good blue cheese beer. Eminently quaffable with character and a little intrigue. [3.8]

Tap. Had a bottle a few weeks ago and wouldn’t change what I said previously. On tap it was missing all of the tartness and most of the spice: it was an OK fruity Belgian ale around 3.3. Leaving the rating as per the bottle.


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