Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Saison
Horsham, England
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43244) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34007) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24920) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23001) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2009
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden. Grainy nose with ripe banana. sweet and fruity. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Spruce needles and orange mixes with toffee and herbal spices. Some shampoo-like bitterness. An unusually Belgian feel to it for being British - a nice marriage of two beer cultures.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 cask at Heriot Watt beer fesival ... hazy yellow ... spicy wheat nose ... light fruity banana and bubblegummm .. more wheat that saison cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft wheaty banana ... light yeaat nose ... sweet yeasty ... fruity and juicy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18074) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Cask handpull at The Evening Star in Brighton. More of a wheat beer to me than a saison, cloudy gold/orange colour with lasting thin white hed. Very refreshing though. Bit of soap like a Belgian wit on the aroma. Reasonably fruity in mouth, tangerine/orange, touch of herb/spice. Good bit of tingle on the finish. Good intense fruit and spice. Very good wit, not sure it’s a saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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.

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