Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Saison
Noain, Spain
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aenima (323) - Askim, - SEP 4, 2013
Estery and fruity aroma. Fruity, estery and citrusy taste. Dry finish. Good carbonation for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3674) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
Spanish saison (never thought a thing like this could actually exist a few years ago) with vultures on the label, promising aromas of orange and lemon. Thinnish, off-white, milky head with dense edge but quickly breaking in the middle; colour is an autumn sunset, beautifully warm pale orange, lightly hazy with a ’fog’ of yeast suspended in it. Aroma of Grand Marnier, yoghurt, freshly baked cake or biscuit especially when warming up, some FFF (freshly fermented farmland), some blood orange and pink grapefruit mixed in but not strongly so, limoncello, strong overripe mango, buttermilk, old toast, sundried tomato, hints of shallot, bourbon, overripe apricot, wet leaves, canned pineapple. Sweet and sour onset, fruity with accents of passion fruit, mango, peach, sweet grapes, orange flesh, soft carbo, smooth and supple but notably light body with a slightly resinous caramelly maltiness to it, honeyish even, a little bit nutty as well but all rather subdued, while a marmelade- and limoncello-like subtle sweetness overlies it all and extends into the finish, where it is accompanied by herbal and softly leafy hop bitterness and a dash of warming, but well-hidden alcohol. Not unpleasant, but a tad too sweet for the style. Almost every craft brewer in the world seems to attempt saison nowadays, a challenging phenomenon considering there is no real ’standard’ for the style even in Belgium; Dupont is often quoted though, and if their beers are to be considered a guideline for the style, then they should be more hoppy, more earthy and a lot more dry than this one. Not a great success in terms of ’truth to style’ but a pleasant and well-crafted ’orange beer’ with pleasant exotic accents nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 18, 2015
[9/22/15] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Hazy deep golden. Lovely aroma of funk, fruitiness, earth. Sourish flavor, fruity and funky. Medium-bodied. Really nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Draft at Beer Temple. Sour orange and grapefruit peel. Orange glowing color. Medium body. Unbalanced for a saison with too much sourness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bbertels (263) - NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Well, this had expired, although there is no such thing in brews. I was not too happy with this - no saisonlike taste, a bit sour but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8133) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Lemmys. Beautiful hazy orange gold with a fine head. Funky, fruity tart nose, grapefruit. Funky citrus flavor with a sour edge. Notperfct, but nice tart saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1721) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el momento el 19-06-2015 Belmonte de 1420 león ámbar anaranjado poca espuma. (R108) lote 15043 hasta 09-2015. Maltas dulces, toques de naranjas y cítricos suaves en ligero aumento según calienta cuerpo medio algo pastoso y ligeramente ácido con 7 vol. Bastante buena sobretodo al ir cogiendo temperatura.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange, medium white head. In aroma bread, spices, orange and funky notes from yeasts. In taste low sweet, spicy with medium to low bitterness. High carbonation, spicy finish. Could be more funky, but good anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4324) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Hazy dark yellow colour. Aroma and flavour have the bitterness of citrus peel and the sharp acidity of citrus juice. There’s an interesting yeasty background in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meidoff (2) - SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Buena cerveza de los navarros, desmarcándose del lúpulo que tanto los caracteriza. Aromas dulces en conjunción con cítricos y con un punto ácido. En boca se nota la naranja, cítrico y un fondo dulce maltoso que la equilibra muy bien con el toque ácido del estilo. Una buena cerveza para los que quieran iniciarse en el estilo y no soporten bien la acidez incontrolada de otras elaboraciones, muy equilibrada. Se le echa en falta algo más de retención de espuma, desaparece casi de inmediato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
From tap @ La Cerveteca. Typical fresh grainy saison aroma. Quite flat in taste. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

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