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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewed with Lemongrass and Lemon Thyme in the brew kettle, Indira brings the citrus of her cousin Sofie but from different sources. A dry citrus finish blends with spices of the yeast and thyme.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Draft at Beer Bistro Invasion. Pours a nicely hazed gold with a sticky white head that persists to the bottom. Nose is really pleasant with big spiciness, herbal Italian spice notes and citrus in the finish. On tasting, there is a huge yeast character that channels black and white pepper, spicy clove-like notes. Soft citrus and a robust pils malt character comes across as well. Another example of Goose doing what they can do. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Straw yellow in appearance with a small, fluffy white head. Aroma is reminiscent of an herbal remedy with some citrus and grass thrown in. Flavor has a ton of pale and sweeter malts with some spice. Very yeasty, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pour is a light golden color with light white head. Nose is of lemongrass and spice. Taste is very much of lemongrass with a little bitter bite in the back after the initial sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Draft at rnh with streets, Kyle and Brendan. Pours a hazy orange with no head and some placing. Aroma and flavor is pretty much light lemon notes with additional wheat flavors complimenting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - pours clear yellow/golden with a white head. The aroma has saison spiciness, lemongrass, graininess and mildly toasted malt. Medium / light body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with musty saison malt, graininess, lemongrass, mild tartness and a bit of spiciness. The finish is spicy, husky and has light Belgian funk. I really liked this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Aroma has a very mild lemon to it,flavor was watery and the lemongrass had an off sensation to it. Didnt come across as beer at all, more like a very old unsweetened herbal tea

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at the Binnys south loop; pour is semi clear golden with an average fine bubbled white head, retention is fairly nice, light spotty lacing in this sampler glass. Lemon rind, grassy hops, and a bit of spiciness on the nose. I wouldn’t have guessed that it was thyme, but I guess its obvious to me now. The flavor profile is slightly bitter, has a nice splash of citrus with the lemon and grassy notes that provide a bit of a bite. The finish of this brew died down a bit for me, ending with a bit of a biscuit malt note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Draft. Served at Pracna on Main for the 2011 MN Craft Beer Week. Lemongrass Saison poured into a snifter a slight cloudy golden color with a slight head of white. The Belgian yeast really makes itself known in the nose along with some nice florals. Light mouthfeel. Light lemon flavors but mostly banana and clove. Some apricot as well. Nice and refreshing, I end up ordering another 10oz pour to enjoy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Goose island indira. goose islan takeover at smallbar fullerton.. Pours a golden hazy yellow brown with a thicker frothy soapy white head... Floral spice, coriander and a general fruitiness. Somewhat lemony... Lemony and fruity citrus notes upfront. Lightly spiced. Soft body and low to medium carbonation. Soft and drinkable. Not all that much goin on. 7/3/7/3/12

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a slightly cloudy, bright yellow color with a small white head that settles quickly into a ring. Aroma of lemon citrus, lemongrass and a slate of other herbs, pale malts, just a bit of funk, and dust. Flavor of lemongrass, lemon citrus, pale and sweet malts, floral and herbal notes, crackers, and faint pepper. Light-bodied, with a dry, herbal mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice, light, summery saison-like Belgian ale.


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