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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Yellow, a little cloudy. Cider apple and lemon on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit and rosemary flavours. Some lingering bitterness. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Cask at CPK. Pours a lightly hazed, yellow-gold with a fine, foam head. Prominent Belgian yeast aroma, some bubblegum and clove. Medium sweet, very yeasty, some biscuits, banana. Medium in body with soft to fine carbonation. Slightly dry finish, more clove and yeast. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ White Horse on Parsons Green, 1-3 Parsons Green, London, Greater London England SW6 4UL.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, moderate yeasty, earty fruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, earthy, phenol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100501]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2010
Cask @ The Rake, Borough SE1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity yeasty and slightly spicy aroma. Fruity yeasty malty flavor with spicy citrus hints.. Has a fruity yeasty malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Cask@The Star, Bishops Stortford. Only pub I went in to during my visit to Bishop Stortford beer festival, this thanks to an elder CAMRA member I walked to the festival with and he had heard of this place. Aroma is quite much wheat beer like (banana, mild spices as well as some citrusy notes), with also some slight earthyness. Flavour is quite fruity, wheaty and mildly earthy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2010
Tap @ The Rake
Not particularly saison to my tastes but a pleasant beer all the same. Some spice early but morphs into a decent golden ale. Ok I guess but not what I was looking for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Cask at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 1st May 2010. Hazy golden straw colour with a white head. Hoppy nose with lemon and cloves like a wheat beer. Medium bodied with a dusty dryness. A good summer drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
Pours a light yellow with delicate white head. Lovely subtle aroma of lemons & dough. On the palate lots of breadiness, lemons & runny honey, & you can taste that distinctive belgian yeast. The beer has a wonderful full roundness for 4.5%, & the sweetness hat is apparent throughout is tempered by a fresh clean flavour & slight bitterness. A great beer, leaning heavily towards saison but I’m glad they didn’t go mad with the strength as it remains lovely & fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5096) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2010
Cask (Market Porter, London) - Hazy golden in colour. Banana and hops feature in the aroma. Banana, lemon and hney feature in the taste. The finish is bitter and fruity. It’s like a cross between a saison and a wheat beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 26th March 2010. Hazy gold with a thin lasting white head of foam. Strong grapefruit hop and "Brugse Zot/Orval" style yeast/hop aromas in a slightly "sticky" texture. Dry hoppy finish. The best Beglian-style cask conditioned ale I have drunk. Exquisite and very well crafted.


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