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Banks’s (Marstons)
Brewed at Banks’s (Marstons)

Style: Saison
Wolverhampton, England
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Cold filtered - Brewed exclusively for Tesco by Marston.
Keg: Filtered - Seasonal - March - April, for Marston’s
Part of the Revisionist series.
Revisionist Belgian Saison Beer
Bank’s brewmaster Simon Yates’ contemporary take on a Belgian farmhouse beer. French for "season", Saison delivers a pale golden beer, fruity yet dry and refreshing with a herbal hol finish.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MustangMarkF (225) - Coventry, West Midlands, - MAY 8, 2014
500ml Bottle. This pours a clear amber with a medium white head that lasts the distance. Its aroma is yeast, and citrus. its taste is citrusy with hints of caramel and a slightly smokey dry bitter finish that you get with Belgian yeasts. And thats a key point missed by the naming of this beer. Its a BELGAIN SAISON.. and quite frankly the best Belgian Saison Ive tasted so far outside of Belgium!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1387) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, drunk at home. Light to medium gold with a fine white head. Honey, yeast, coriander, chilli and hints of leather in the nose. Bittersweet and spicy taste, with a dry and slightly acrid aftertaste. Very warming for its strength. This feels more English than Belgian but it’s still drinkable, just not overexciting. The spicy note is nice though.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sokuzs1 (206) - - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Aroma: honey, iron, herbal, wet cardboard, diacetylTaste: low bitter, low sweet, honey, iron, diacetylfizzy, finish is too long

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rbh104 (9) - - JUN 7, 2015 does not count
Sweet taste, slightly syrupy palate. Pale colour, though not unappealing. A little sickly - doesn’t stand up to repeated drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Pours clear golden. Nose is lime, spices, herbs. Taste is floral, herbs, sweetish malts, light lime. And lame.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (196) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Slight aroma of floral hop, but not too flowery. More spicy and pine-like. Nice pale orange/blonde colour. Taste is perhaps a little too sweet, but some bitterness there. I quite like the flavour, reminds me of orange liqueurs, and the mouthfeel has that vanilla ice-cream in a wafer feel that a good Saison should have (Eg Dupont). Finish is slightly thin. I think they could have gone bigger with the hops, but for a Supermarket beer this is pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured a bubbly medium amber with a disappearing frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit. Light to medium body, flavour is sweet berries and Belgian yeast with a bitter finish. Don’t really get the saison.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. The Ratebeer reviews suggest a better experience than mine. First, pipe cleaner then slight milk then a beer that seems to be diluted. Nothing like any Saison I've had before. Disappointing, Simon (Banks's Brewmaster) Yates. Bland. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (469) - - JAN 1, 2015
Pretty good, more mild than many saison-style beers. Perfectly drinkable, in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Galvatron (6) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
Aroma of lemon with some spice thrown in. Pours golden, clear and with a white foamy head. A fruity, lemon and spicy hop flavour. A fine beer

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimusPrimed (98) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014
A good supermarket beer, very drinkable. Not excessively hoppy but good balance of flavours.


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