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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Saison
Ilkley, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Keg: Regular. Also available in bottle.
Rhubarb Saison
Brewed with renowned writer, Melissa Cole, author of bestseller "Let Me Tell You About Beer". We have used world famous Yorkshire rhubarb to add a hint of sourness. There is earthy spice from the Saison yeast, and fresh vanilla to bring out the sweet notes from a blend of Noble Central European hops. A rich golden colour, this naturally hazy Saison is truly a world beer, refreshing on the palate, with a long, satisfying bittersweet finish. Due to popular demand, Siberia will now join our permanent list in bottle and keg. Siberia is now exported and available in the US


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4087) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma, a touch of mustard and brine, rhubarb with good will, grainy background. Taste is moderately sweet malty, minimally grainy, bready, biscuity, minimally fruity, maybe rhubarb, cautious herbal-spicy yeasty overtones, some hop bitterness. Nice but a bit lame.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1450) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from a wine store in Grassington. Pours golden with just a hint of pinkness and a thin white head. A very subtle hint of rhubard among farmy yeast notes, moderate spice, hay and hints of marzipan and vanilla. Light and refreshing. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Keg at Winterville Victoria Park, London. It pours a clean orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet and medium bitter with grains hops leaves dried berries rhubarb and bread. Taste is medium sweet and bitter with light estery yeasty notes. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite tasty

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale orange with a small and rapidly dissipating white head with spare lacing. Aroma is lightly tart rhubarb, woody and earthy hops, sweet cedar and vanilla with light cracker malt and apple/pear esters. Flavor is sweet malt, lightly tart rhubarb, light woody hops and hop bitterness, vanilla, light oxidation notes and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1499) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma: grains, light caramel. Appearance: clear gold, hardly any head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, soft carbonation, grain malts. Overall: nice Saison, decent palate. Bottle at Balbacoa, St. Paul’s.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (430) - - DEC 6, 2014
Meh. On tap at Rhubarb. Nothing special. Pours a light golden. Lots of bubbles, not much flavour. Light drinking saison with rhubarb barely there. Somewhat citrusy and yeasty. Belgian notes and light spice. Not bad, just boring. Not a huge help with my quest to be open minded different styles of beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2550) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a cloudy ochre, with a scummy white head. Aroma of tart fruit, lemon zest and Belgian yeast. Citrus flavour, with some grass and chalk. Finish was bread, esters and raisins.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep golden color. Aroma of fruit, touch of strawberry essence. Pale grains, hay/straw flavor. Finishes with heavy Saison bread notes. (4248)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Little sign of the saison yeast on the nose, hints of the rhubarb, but also quite a sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewC (332) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Nice aroma of rhubarb and bubblegum although a touch sickly. Pale amber in colour. Bubblegum and rose flavours to start with then alcohol and Belgium yeast.


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