Brewed by Otley
Style: Saison
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2854) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - very cloudy brown, thin beige head, fruity nose, deep berry almost lambic flavour, mild traditional hop aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Cask conditioned at The Grapes, Oxford. Hazy copper with white head. This was a spicy number, cardomon, ginger and coriander came to mind, quite yeasty in a Belgian Ale way. Fullish on the palate, lasting. Decent enough if quite unusual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7406) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask, Handpump, The Firefly, Worcester, Saturday 4th January 2014. Pours black with a creamy off-white head. Roasty in the mouth, soft, very tangy quite nice, full flavoured. Furry in the mouth, leaves a little hoppy furry coating, a little spicy around the edges. Good but not great. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuartyboy (646) - SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
On cask at bon accord a deep reddish brown ale that is fruity sweet and yeasty bread and earthy flavours contribute to this dark spicy saision a real dessert style beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1204) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Dark Auburn with an off white head withering to ringed. Rich syrupy esterage lightly toasted nose. Raking grain and super sweet yeast initial taste, nicely cutting bitterness and a Steely middle. Oily, thick, lovely dessert range mouthfeel. Creamy enough towards the finish and inviting tinselly copper linger. Not as bad as I’d thought.

Cask, Blackfriars Glasgow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2950) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
Cask@belfast beer fest 2013
Dark spicey Belgian ale. Lacing of beige head. Sweet malt balanced by phenol yeast esters and sweet but peppery spices from yeast and grains of paradise.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at The Nags Head in Reading. Darkest saison that I have tasted. Solid earthy flavours coming through after the classic saison hit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Cask at The Rake, London. Pours clear brown with very little head. Dark doughy malt nose, some ripe berries. Light to medium sweet flavor, some dough, leafy bitterness, wet wood. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty dry to finish, dark dough, brown bread, leaves, dry berries. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011
Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, choclate - orange, pepper, sour malt. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110429]

Cask (handpump) @ GWBCF2011 - Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival, Cardiff Interantional Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, Wales.

Unclear - hazy medium brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sour malt, shoe polish, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, coffee dusty, sour malt - yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110616]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdsh (9) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011 does not count
Dark reddish brown with a brownish transparent head. Taste is a mixture of conventional porter (dry & smokey) with a distinct berry fruitiness permeating throughout.

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