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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Saison
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Saison med eplemost


Nidaros' rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nidaros (40) - - APR 11, 2014
Pours a murky straw colour, good head that stick nicely to the glass. Smell is dominated by sweet belgian yeast notes, some wheat and ripe apples. Taste is driven by the wheat accompanied by the ripe sweet apples. Slight tartness in the after taste, however fairly short lived. It does lack some of the peppery saison flavour in my oppinion. Easy drinking beer, but it was a bit dissapointing, I had expected more from this beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4166) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
Flaske 500ml på Skarven. Lys gyldenbrungul. Høyt skinnende hvitt skum med kremkarakter. Aroma av gress med innslag av krydder. Smaken er skogsbær på en bakgrunn av samme krydder. Smaken holder seg lenge. Litt tynn & monoton.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Golden with white head. Aroma is acidic, some estery tones, cider. Taste is estery, fresh apple, some sourness, some citrus. Ok carbonation. Like cider but for me a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
Color dorado tupido con espuma blanca y ligera. Aromas de manzana verde , florales y levadura. uerpo medio-bajo, inicio dulce de fruta verde, uva, con ligera y fresca acidez y final moderadamente seco. Muy rica.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle at Sandar. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, malt, hop, apples. flavour is yeast, malt, citrus, malt, hop, apples, sugar, fruit. Easy drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
My Bottom Line:
White grapes, apple cider and citrus fruit ride this brew’s prickly bubbling into herbal hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam tops the hazy pale straw.
-Mouthfeel is dryish and drinkability quite high.
-This may not be the most memorable Haandbryggeriet brew, but it remains very agreeable.
-The fruit character is not caricatural and thus becomes pleasant.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Nose is heavy Belgian sweet esters with banana, straw, bubble gum and hints of pale malts and coconut (!). Taste is pale malts, cider, straw, saison yeast and hints of banana and white bubble gum. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice; the apple cider-ish tones play gently with the saison yeast, but still it doesn’t quite rock my world.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6185) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
Medium white head. Slightly hazy deep yellow body with fast carbonation. Earthy funky winter apple aroma. Dry, sweet, and slightly acidic, winter apple and honey taste with funky earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Kind of mild mouthfeel. Dryish peppery winter apple aftertaste with honey and spice notes. Nice, drinkable, and unusual. The apple infusion works, adding flavour without being artificial or too dominating. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2304) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene, march 4th 2014. Clear golden body, lively carbonation, nice white head. Aroma of pepper, apple, clove, hay and banana. Taste is light sweet apple juice with straw and sharp spicy yeast esters. Fresh and fruity finish, with a dry apple and pepper aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2700) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with apples, spices, notes of Belgian yeast and malt. Medium sweet with fruity flavours of ripe apples and some acidity. Quite refreshing and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3053) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden slightly hazy color, good foam. Fruity & floral aromas, but overall dominated by apples. Medium / light body & medium complexity. Some sourness and light bitterness - ends up very crisp and clean. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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