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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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India Saison is the hoppy, crisp and refreshing result of a north south collaboration. Classic Belgian malts and yeast, pungent Australian new hop varieties and clean Norwegian water. Served chilled and enjoy with cheeses and charcuterie. This product is bottle conditioned and has a slight sediment at the bottom of the bottle.


Cunningham's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4693) - Halden, - MAR 10, 2012
Hazy golden colour with a fine white head. What a lovely hoppy nose. Fresh and a mild richness. Lovely fresh and mixed flavour. A bit fruity, lots of citric hops, mild malt sweetness and some spices. Lovely IPA ;-)
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Halden, Norway. Batch #671


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9630) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy orange beer under a long lasting white foam; some caramel in front of a fruity and flowery aroma; full-bodied, some sweetness, light earthy and sourish; long aftertaste of caramel and oranges; pretty dry

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1440) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
The beer is a light orange-yellow color. Quite cloudy. The head is large and white, fairly rocky. Sticks to the walls of the glass well. The aroma is lemongrass, lime, grape hop flavors. It’s all bright and sweet. Fresh, clean malt character. The yeast is a bit in the background but adds a pleasantly earthy saison note. Mildly dry taste, a bit sweeter than expected. There’s a good deal of hop flavor, lightly juicy with a sharp lime peel edge. It finishes up dry and yeasty. Rather refreshing. Just a bit more sweetness than I’d like. Light-ish mouthfeel. Normal carbonation for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Belgian-looking saison with a lot of hops. Smells fruity with a lot of citrus, lemon grass and flowery meadows. Persistant american bitterness which gets balanced against a hint of belgian vinosity. Pure hoppiness in the aftertaste; which is good but not very interesting. Always a treat to drink Nøgne Ø, especially when abroad.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPBeggar (1) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Pours a cloudy/hazy orange colour, with a foam head quickly dissipating to a thin lacing. Love the belgian yeast and menthol aroma with this beer, it’s a great preparation for the slick, sweet sasion taste that gives way to a surprisingly hoppy IPA finish. I hope these Bridge Road-Nogne collaborations continue so more great beers like this and the aurora beers are created, and Nogne gets on more bottleshop shelves throughout Australia!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Great balance of earthy, funky said on yeast and bright hops giving this a spicy, tropical fruit flavor and a dry, bitter finish. A little too much effervescence and a ring of sludge prevent even higher scores."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Cloudy dark yellow. Delicate white head and lace. Moderate light hop nose. Strong smooth tasty hop, hint of Apple and nice. Belgian yeast spice mingle towards the finish and long aftertaste. Very drinkable. Saison character picks up with each sip. Bit of a sour note in the gums.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (280) - CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy pale gold with a short white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, light lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, citrus and piney hops, light hay and barnyard funk. Taste is mildly sweet, bitter and slightly sour and spicy. Medium body and slightly creamy, with low carbonation and an intensely bitter lingering dry finish. A sort of strange beer, that grew on me after an initial period of bafflement. Ultimately, though, it’s exactly what it says on the label, having characteristics of both IPA and saison. I think I want another one...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (640) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
Yellow colour, 2 fingers white head. Aroma of spices, lime, lemon. Taste is ligt to medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6783) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 at my favourite stall for the day. lightly hazed orange colour with a lasting white head; aroma of chalk, haybale, lemon menthol; some fresh grassiness, lemon meringue, green pepper, good whack of bitterness; interesting and unpredictable but still clean

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (375) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 19, 2014
Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Orange, hazy body, with a big, creamy, rocky, white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, apple, orange, spices, grass, some bubblegum and candy like sweetness. Taste is bitter, sour, spicy and dry, but still smooth because of the good balance, with about the same aromas. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with almost no carbonation and it finishes bitter, dry, spicy and a bit sour. Very good! Refreshing, crisp and both Belgian spicy and hoppy citric.


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