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Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison

Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Saison
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (385) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2015
Poured into a taster showing cloudy neon yellow with no head. The nose shows notes of clean sharp citric lemon with a slight grassiness on the edges. The palate is highly carbonated and light bodied. Clean flavors of saison yeast but a strong bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange-tinged gold, with a thick creamy finger of head. A great aroma of spice and some funky yeast, lemony, grassy, fruity. This brewery excels at enticing aromas. A good balance of saison and IPA, spicy and tangy, yet hop bitterness works with it. Estery, fruity, lemon, a little banana. It’s spritzy and zesty, medium bitterness, with a lingering crispy spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Kind of partway between a saison and an IPA. A hint of citrus tang and lot of piney hops. Pours hazy orange. bitter finish with some tang. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_am_NOT_gay (23) - JAPAN - SEP 18, 2015
Every time I drink this...it just comes correct. Saison isnt really my #style, (I dont have one #apparently) but this SHIT is delish! Funky and spicy like a Fussa fusion restaurant. Other 英語の先生s think it "sucks"....but WHO cares!!! Let them enjoy their #specialbitter lives....HUB, anyone!?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle, many thanks to KyotoLefty! Light hazy green-golden, fluffy white head. perfumed hoppy and spicy (corianderseed) aroma. Medium, light dry body. Light saison fruity notes clobbered by a massive hop profile - pine, perfume, citrus, grapes. Slightly lighter here would have been somewhat preferable I think. Nevertheless: Fullflavored and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2015
bottle, nice work by mowbeer organising this trade. pale golden with a light haze and modest head; slightly stale funk - perhaps not the freshest bottle; some stonefruit sweetness, barnyard, menthol; quite pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Delicious hoppy saison. grape and citrus hop aroma, french saison yeast (Wyeast 3711?) funk citrus and spice, tartness, big hop bitterness comes at the end, too much I think, overwhelms it and makes it less drinkable. But this is nice nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (1296) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo. Poured into a snifter. Nice slightly cloudy golden orange color with a medium-sized head that dissipated fairly quickly. Fairly nice lacing the whole way down. Strong floral aromas with banana, mikan, and melon all noticeably present. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a smooth dry finish. Slight taste of wheat and melon with some corriander, lemon zest, and nutmeg present as well. A superb saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
10 oz glass on draft at Bungalow in Kyoto. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus peel, herbal notes. Tastes of floral, light citrus fruit and peel, herbs and spices, nice hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Craft Beer Base in Osaka.
Pours light orange yellow with a small head. Smells yeasty and peppery. Tastes slightly sweet of plums, pepper, orange and bread. Refreshing.

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