Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Saison
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

Simonsen's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1054) - - FEB 1, 2013
flaske kjøpt på vinmonopolet, lys disig kobberfarge,mye skum,smaker gjær,malt,banan,mye humlesmak. En god saison

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2016
Brewed 09.02.15. Hazy orange color with huge white head. Aroma is lime, lemongrass, exotic fruits (more towards physalis, starfruit, gooseberries and the likes, not mango & passion fruit), peppery yeasts. Taste goes back and forth between a strong peppery yeast character with that Belgian funk and new world hops with exotic fruits as described in the aroma, also a bit earthy and some hints of a caramel maltiness (and of course wheat) shines through. Dry peppery finish, also a bit bitter. Complex and refreshing at the same time, despite the comparably high ABV for a Saison. Medium carbonation. This is beautiful. The bottle overflowed with a living foam that built up slowly and came out of the neck after I poured half of it. Something magic has happened with this bottle :P I am in love and I while I usually expect good things from the involved breweries, this exceeded my expectations by a lot. Pairing this with some spiced sausage and flavoursome cheese lets the hops shine through more. The recommendation works out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (52) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Bottle at home from Firmabier. Pours a bit dark yellow colour with a lot of head, a bit hazy. Aroma is saison yeasty, hoppy and fruity. Sweet and bitter, long taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (180) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
Aromas frescos de lúpulo cítrico y terroso con el olor ácido de lambic Buen aspecto, un poco turbia y correcta carbónatacion En boca refrescante y ácida, bien balanceada con el amargor. Final ácido y seco ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (911) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 2, 2016
Hazy yellow color with fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty with some herbs and lemongrass. Taste starts nice with yeast and some floral flavors. Finish is a bit astringent, bitter and slightly boozy. Not bad but it has some flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2016
Golden with a thick white head. Spicy, yeasty, hoppy, pineapple. Medium sweet, lightly soir, rather dry and bitter finish. Average carbonation, rather full bodied. Good but heavy saison. Not really for thirst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cecedrake (30) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Golden light with a white head. Nice aroma of hops, floral notes and spices. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily feel, qverage to soft carbonation and a medium bitter after taste. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (143) - - MAR 12, 2016
Aroma of yeast and hops. Citrus and fruit. Pale and hazy with a frothy head. Lovely colour. Complex taste, lot’s of bitterness. Long after taste, very satisfying. This is a very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
500ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Golden yellow with a large and long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of hops, citrus, some coriander and other spice, bready. The flavour is of spices, citrus hops, pale malts, peppery, some yeast. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes nicely bitter, lingering. A nice saison. Faily bitter, not overely spicy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephenco (49) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - FEB 12, 2016
0.5L bottle from Gilmore Wines. Pours hazy yellow with medium head. Very fragrant, hoppy saison. I can drink this all day long

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5176) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
10/4/2011 7:51:30 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Bright orange body with puffy head. Nose is hoppy and fruity with plenty of citrus. Taste also lots of citrus and bitter finish. Quite an interesting blend, that I liked but perhaps too much citrus for me.

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