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Hand Drawn Monkey / Magic Rock Saison

Formerly brewed at Hand Drawn Monkey
Style: Saison
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask, Special;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Cask at the Bow Bar. Pours hazy amber, lemon and lime spice on nose. Citrus banana taste, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Port St Beerhouse, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. Parfymert - litt uvanlig fruktig aroma. Smaken er oppvaskmiddel. Svakt syrlig. Håpløs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Rated from backlog. The pour’s a hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. The aroma’s mildly soapy, some saison yeast, dried grass, lemon peel. The taste is full of hops and fruity mango and orange. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Draft @ Cock Tavern, Hackney E8. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy malty yeasty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty dry spicy bitter yeasty flavor. Has a dry spicy bitter citrus yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Keg @ Cock Tavern 2013/5/11 Very hazy deep amber. Poor head retention and low carbonation. Very sweet. Quite resinous. Full body. Very complex flavour that doesn’t quite work for me. Lots of banana, orange peel and yeast and hints of vanilla, spices and more I’m sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20697) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
28th February 2013
Craft, Islington. Almost clear amber beer, tiny white head. Palate is minerally crisp and semi dry. Sweet tangerine citrus under pronounced sweet floral flavours that are strongly reminiscent of Parma Violets sweets. Touch of marmalade bitter hop. Minerally finish. Marvellous mad concoction! So Parma Violets!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
On tap at CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Peter. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a fine white head. Quite dark for a saison. Smell is all about perfume. Herbs and some fruits are overtaken by perfume. Taste is slightly crisp, quite dry, but overpoweringly perfumy. What’s going on here? Strange beer for sure. Not sure I’d finish a full pint of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Keg at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, creamy white cap. Hugely perfumey and herbal nose. Medium sweet flavor, lots more perfume, some berries, light bready malts, ripe citrus. Mesium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, lots of perfume, bitter flowers, herbs. Interesting but I’m not a massive fan. Just too much perfume.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (10493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
Cask, half pint shared with Finn at Port Street Beer House. Patchy surface on top of an unclear, dark orange coloured body. Perfumed malt-fruity aroma. Orange fruity taste added by banana sweetness and some kind of spices, dough-like. Short ending. Medium bodied. Not that great, a bit disjointed, in fact (Manchester, 27.01.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15528) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, 08/03/13. Lightly hazed dark amber wth a thin off white head that clears to the edge. Nose is sugars, spice, citrus, pear drops, orange, perfume notes, turkish delight. Tastes of Irn Bru, toffee, cinnamon, orange, perfumed, floral, turkish delight. Medium bodied with light spritzy carbonation befitting the style, some sour notes in the finish. Ok - rather a strange one, not particularly saison like, way to sweet and floral. Wouldn’t bother with it again to be honest unless there wasn’t much else on offer.

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