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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Saison
Horsham, England
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask, Seasonal;
This is a cask version of the Belgian farmhouse ale, historically brewed to be enjoyed by the farmers during the harvest. This beer is light gold in colour, hopped with Saaz, Styrian and Belgian Goldings and pitched with a specially imported Saison yeast that ferments to dryness and provides a distinct flavour.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Hand pulled cask at the Southampton Arms. Hazy amber with a small lacy white head. Noticable belgium yeast and decent resinous hops balance a lovely sweet juicey malt base. I’d love to try this from a fresh cask.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6312) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London.
Rated on 20110721.
Pours hazy yellow colour with light head. Aroma is spices, mild fruits and grass. Flavour is pretty much the same. Balanced.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14047) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ The Harp, London. RBESG 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small off white head. Yeasty and fruity nose. Very yeasty flavor with fruit, grain and caramel. Dry and really bitter flavor. A bit rough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13590) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at The Harp. Fresh fruity, caramel, ok hoppy, spicy, peachy, tangerine, light body, peppery, yeasty, light hoppy, grassy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
14th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Hazy gold beer, small suddy white head. Light semi dry palate. Sweetish malt, slightly wheaty in character. Sweetish orange, mild marmalade. Finishes semi dry with a little carbonated bite. Nice sweetish saison. Goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29528) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2011
Cask at Rai d’Or, Salisbury. A golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of pepper, lemon, and a bit of malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, black pepper, hay, and a bit of malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7100) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours hazy golden yellow, with thin foamy white lace and low carbonation. The nose is full of pepper, herbs, orange and yeast. The taste is tangy orange, lemon, bread, herbs, wood, pepper, yeast and grass, with a long peppery finish. An interesting beer, but there is too much pepper for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Cask at Akkurat. Pours a bit hazy with deterget looking bubbles. Very nice combination of a UK cask beer and a Saison! Nice hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 Cask gravity, Derby Summer BF 2011. Misted gold/white halo. Banana, coriander, dusty perfumed aroma. Really good soft perfumed character. Nothing like an English as claimed. Thick and peppery, big fruity esters. No funk or horse or anything but then saison is a broad church, and this is a proper saison. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5236) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
Craft Beer Co. opening night. This version has some ginger in it. There is a touch of ginger in the taste. Easy drinking and refreshing.


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