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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1074) - - FEB 1, 2013
flaske kjøpt på vinmonopolet, lys disig kobberfarge,mye skum,smaker gjær,malt,banan,mye humlesmak. En god saison


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Bottle from Total Wine.

Murky yellow pour, shape-holding eggwhite head. Extremely spicy, pungent aroma. A beer with a ton of character. Full and thick mouthfeel. Massive, massive flavors. Powerful spicy esters overwhelm even the strong new-school Aussie hops. Maybe not my favorite type of saison, but so far from ordinary that I can’t help but enjoy. A lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmojoh (251) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
Flaske 0.5L på Full Tank. Klar lys strågul med hvitt skum. Lukt humle, belgisk gjær. Smak lime, belgisk gjær, hvetemalt, humle. Fint balansert bitterhet

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2016
hazy orange pour, big foam pour. Aroma black pepper, fruit, slight cracker slight sourdough. Tastes some banana, some wheat, some lemons, black pepper. Semi dry semi sweet. some grassy hops but sorta faded.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (2407) - Garching b. München, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (92) - Jyväskylä, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (219) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1053) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (244) - DENMARK - 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.


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