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Illawarra ’Saison Rouge’ GABS 2012

Illawarra ’Saison Rouge’ GABS 2012
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Formerly brewed at Illawarra Brewing Company
Style: Saison
North Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Saisons were originally farmhouse ales brewed in Belgium’s French-speaking region. They were made before hops became commonplace so other spices were used. This version is darker and more malt driven - rich Belgian speciality malts and stewed dried fruit give a smooth balance and the finish is dry and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 270914. Unusually dark amber for a saison. Full of dried fruit flavours. Long moderately sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle at Cookie. Very well balanced. Aromas of caramel, apple, butter, and grain. Taste is sweet, with sour and bitter notes, average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2012
Sample taster, pours golden with some haze and turbidity, pillowy head. Soft sweet purfume with hints of fruits, bubblegum and floral hop. It has a medium to heavy sweetness and its texture is slightly cloying.

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