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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A hazy yellow coloured beer with a good white head and lace. A funky peppery beer. Authentic saison like flavours and especially yeast work. A good long finish. Nice hops. Very tasty indeed. Good work. Score 3.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Score unaltered

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Hand pulled at the Southampton Arms, London. Very dry. A weisse flavour, sort of, but restrained. Paste, chalk notes, some slight lemon. Very dry. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
(Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki, 20110620) The beer poured pale yellow and hazy. Its head was white. Aroma had fruitiness, spices and hops. Palate was medium bodied. Flavours were sourness, fruitiness, hops, spices, mildly acridness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste had apple core, spices and bitterness. Not a bad beer but nothing special either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Pale gold, cask at Southampton Arms. Fantastic flavoru of soft fruit - apricots and oragnes, some funky yeast character, dusty hops. Long complex finish. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2356) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2011
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Poured hazy yellow in colour with white head. Fruity and dry yeasty in aroma. Flavour is a nice mix between bitter and fruity sweetness. Some ’rhubarb’ stickyness is present. A bit yeasty in aftertaste at first and also somewhat bitter finish. Taste is quite pleasant though, you get a glance of the summer feeling from it. Perhaps some spices also, mild pepper comes to mind. Feels a bit like a crossing between an IPA and a belgian witbier, not bad actually. Some faint notes of parfume also in flavour in the end. A brew that grows bigger towards the end, very nice with a really pleasant fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gasperoo (9) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011 does not count
Supped in the Olde Rose and Crown, Walthamstow, but whan I closed my eyes I was in Belgium. Yelowy golden slightly cloudy appearance. A typically Belgian taste - farm fresh, cidery tang, almost a hoppy snake-bite with very more-ish dryness. A beer for summer quaffing and heavy picnics.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at Lewes Beer & Cider Fest 2011. Pours hazy lemon yellow with a big foamy head. Nose is very nice with creamy, yeasty, lemon notes. Flavour is sweet lemon with yeast and light grassy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at the CP&K, Pimlico. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Citrus, honey and orchard fruit aromas. Baked apple and wheat flavours. Dry, sweet and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Pale, clear golden pour with a decent white head. Sweet, yeasty aromas with some vegetal component. Slightly sour in there as well, but plenty of fruit. On the palate, sweet fruit notes mix well with the yeast, giving it an almost wheat beer edge – before the sharpness of the Saaz and lemony finish pull it into another category. Very drinkable stuff [16062011]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 Cask at cloisters. Clear yellow amber, moderate head with good lacing. Cider vinegar, floral, slight lemon zest, biscuit nose. Taste is dry, some toffee malt, lots of yeasty flavours, light citrus spice finish. Nice.


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