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


on tap

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RATINGS: 467   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.

bozoNZ's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, - MAY 27, 2012
Pine, citrus and funky yeast aroma. Nice mid golden. The palate is big and backs the nose. Pine, eucalyptus and fresh citrus. A big bold beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maracuja05 (734) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
[backlog] 30-01-16 // bottle at home. Bought in Belgium. Hazy orange colour, solid white head. Funky hoppy nose. Belgian yeasty. Fruity hops along with some peppery spicy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
piwnepodroze (406) - POLAND - SEP 15, 2016
To piwo wygląda nieziemsko pięknie. Poraża gęstą sztywną pianą oraz intensywnie ciemnozłoto-miodowym, zamglonym - po wlaniu resztek osadu drożdżowego - kolorem. Zapach to początkowe uderzenie cytrusów i owoców egotycznych, które zaraz przechodzi w łagodne nuty belgijskich kwaitów i drożdży, w czasie picia żaden z zapachów nie zanikał. Czysta przyjemność. W smaku przede wszystkim bardzo mocne cytrusy, nawet lekko kwaskowe, żywice, owoce egzotyczne, India Saison ma przyjemny, choć lekko ostry, posmak i jest bardzo gładkie. Równie intensywne jest to, co typowe dla belgów. Kwiaty w aromacie urzekały mnie cały czas. Choć rozgrzewa lepiej niż spotkana wieczorem ubrana na sportowo młodzież, pytająca troskliwie: "masz jakiś problem?", to alkohol (7,5%) ukryty jest lepiej niż na studniówce. Pyszny mandarynkowo-drożdżowy posmak pozostaje ze mną długo... Bardzo udany miks stylów

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2947) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
.5 L bottle poured, and split. Thanks to Matt for sharing this. India Saison. A new style is born every time I open a new beer, I swear. I love it. Pours a cloudy orange with a lingering fizz head. Surprisingly inviting aroma of dusty grains, soft fruit and belgian yeast. Flavor is a belgian heavy profile, with a battling hop content, and a dry finish. I’m not really sure why I like this. It doesn’t really match my usual qualities. India Belgian Saison. Solid IBS here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (4719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Nice white cap, hazy nice pale gold. Pale hop, banana yeast, pretty nice. Great clean sip, hoppy juice with smooth, anonymous saison character. But it tastes nice. Banana, some grassiness, dry and somewhat bitter finish. Works nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rubyroo (75) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Aroma- tangy wheat, belgian yeast, flowers, tangerine Appearance- Very hazy orange, thin white head that retains well. Thick, sticky lacing. Taste- Belgian yeast, floral, orange, lemon, wheat, grain. Palate- Medium to heavy body, dry, fruity and a light bitterness in the finish. Overall- Great mashup of two popular styles. With hallmarks of both that are well balanced. Recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2506) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Unclear yellow color. Aroma: a bit wild yeast, malt and a little candy and fruits. Taste: candy, malt, pear, bitter hops, a bit of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lmojoh (362) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1680) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (3174) - 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.

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