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

bottled
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RATINGS: 428   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.


The Etruscan's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, - SEP 9, 2013
Thiny white head. Bright yellow colour. Aroma is moderately malty with fruity (apple) and hoppy notes, slighty spicy. Flavor is malty too with fruity (not ripe pear and apple) with ginger tones, ending in an hoppy, pleasant spicy finish. Light to medium bodied.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (246) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2015
Une très belle saison marquée par l’amertume et la fraîcheur du houblon sur un fond de citron et de gingembre, la bouche est très raffraîchissante, longue, fruitée et équilibrée. Un régal après cette longue journée.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1660) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
The beer is clear with a golden color and white head. The head retention is moderate. Aroma is esters like peach and pear. The hop aroma is citrus. Yeast notes are hay and barnyard. There is a delicate wet cardboard and alcohol in there too. Moderate carbonation and medium density. The taste is moderatly sweet and the alcohol is present. Plus the alcohol is accentuated by hop bitterness that stays long in the aftertaste. I don’t much enjoy it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (376) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 28, 2015
On tap. @El Cabanón, Avilés 18/04/2015 Color amarillo pajizo, espuma blanca persistente, Aromas frutales. Acidez final

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3784) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Pale blond with large soapy head. Aroma of grass and lime at first with some floral hop too. Very light and refreshing with a sharp orangey tang. Fairly sharp and mouth watering with a nice, moderate hop bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle (50 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Hazy golden, medim white head. Earthy malt aroma, some peppery yeast notes, citric hops, some chalk, Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (520) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2015
the aroma is malty and herbal with notes of animal farm and straw... the taste is malty and hoppy with shades of spicy herbs, spruce cones and feijoa... dry bitter aftertaste...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (209) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2015
0,5l bottle. Hazy golden with thick white head. Aroma of malts, fresh, fruity, citrusy, light honey, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, light caramely sweet with some acidic notes. Medium body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Bit strong for a saison, but although very fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1945) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottled in 2012 so really not fresh anymore, still far from its "bäst fore" in 2017 though. Pours a clear golden with a medium-high white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is kind of strange with strong candi sugar fighting some peppery esters. It must have been a lot different fresh so don’t let that stop you. Alcohol does show a bit, too. Taste strikes you with burnt sugar or maybe candi sugar again and fruits. Kind of sweet and un-saison if you ask me. Still, not gross or anything. Body is medium, carbonation too. Overall I’ll need to rerate a fresher sample but I’m still a believer that saisons should be less than 5.5% ABV and not contain any excess sugars.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (240) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Lysbrun med høyt og fast skum som holder lenge. Lukta fyller rommet med banan, roser og friskt gress. Smak av brøddeig og nyslått gress med en blomsteraktig bitterhet mot slutten. Fyldig ettersmak. One more please!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RipuvariiAlu (17) - - FEB 1, 2015
Aroma and Taste: Nice fresh and fruity hoppyness in the nose. The same can be tasted, from the aromatics I would guess that this is mostly Galaxy. Saison esters could be a bit more dominant, especially some earthy notes, but I am just nitpicking. Pleasant bitterness Appeareance: Pours a bit hazy but great, fine pored head. Palate: Relatively high carbonation. Very drinkable body ;-) Overall: Great and nicely balanced.


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