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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Saison
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Danish: Lad os bare sige det kortfattet: Vi er pænt trætte af oversøde, dybt maltede jule og vinter øl. Helt ærligt… Når man spiser sin Gås eller And med tyk mormor-sovs så har man ikke brug for et ekstra skud flydende insulin. Nææææ. Du har brug for noget der kan lette din middag, tage din mave ud af den røde zone og rense din hals. Og det er der at Snowball Saison kommer ind i billedet. Det er en SUPER perlende, ren og tør Saison som er blevet eftergæret med mælkesyrebakterier og tørhumlet igen og igen for at give øllen dets lækre krop og bløde tørre eftersmag. Nyd den kolde vinter med en vasker af rette kaliber!

Ingredienser: Vand, Maltbyg, flækket havre, Lys kandis, Humle (Amarillo, Tettnanger, Simcoe, Hallertauer), Gær og brettanomyces.

English: Enough heavy dark obnoxious sweet super malty x-mas and winter beers. When you eat heavy duck with fat gravy, the last thing you want is another heavy sweet malt liqour!
NO! you want something that can help you digest the dinner, ease you stommach and cleance your throat. And that is exactly what Snowball Saison will do. It is a SUPER sparkling crisp and dry Saison that has been refermented with milk acid bacterias and dry hopped over and over to give the beer a crisp and smooth tart finish (not to mention.... there is a lot of hops of course...)
Have a nice winter!

Ingredients: Water, Malt, Flaked Oats , Light Candy, HOPPPPPSSSSS (Amarillo, Tettnanger, Simcoe, Hallertauer) Yeast and brettanomyces


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Keg @The Vintage, Leith. Pours golden with the slightest and thinnest of haze. Nose of pepper and citrus, lemon. Quite bitter lemon and grapefruit at the start then the yeastyness kicks in, funky, zesty and fruity, this got better as the glass went on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap at Brasserie V. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white and creamy head. Aroma is mild fruity and crisp hoppy. Crisp fruit and citrus flavors, mellow yeast. Very dry yeasty and fruity finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2792) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, yeast, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, yeast, spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle at Nuch’s with friends. Pour is slightly hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Candied orange peel, caramelly, effervescent, bready, slightly grassy, husky, straw, and fruity aroma. Taste is grassy, grapefruit peel, caramel, toasted sesame, nutty, musty, orange, and biscuit with a light bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Easy drinking but a bit too malt heavy for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5915) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller San Francisco, pours a cloudy golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, some nail varnish, and a bit of hay. Flavour brings out hay, Belgian yeast, and some astringent hops on the finish. Dry, zesty and rather astringent for a saison. Solid stuff, but nothing overly sophisticated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1061) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - DEC 26, 2013
Grifo. Vaso Shaker. Color latón dorado y apariencia algo velada. La espuma es blanca, la corona es tupida y sólida. Aromas de resinas, hierbas –hierbabuena- flores y notas lácticas. La entrada es malteada pero queda borrada por una contundente lupulización. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación moderada, aunque chispeante. Textura oleica y sutil picante en el paladar. En el intermedio, fruta amarga y sensación de pino redondeadas por notas especiadas, piel cítrica, pomelo y un leve toque tartárico. Final prolongado de agudo amargor. Reseca y herbal en el retrogusto. Vale la pena!! On-tap. Shaker glass. Bright brass color, chill haze appearance. Foam is white, crown is close & thick. Resins, herbs –mint- flowers & lactic notes to the nose. Malty upfront is sweep out by sharp hoppiness. Medium to full body. Moderate but sparkling carbonation. Oily texture & subtle spicy palate. Bitter fruit in the middle & piney sensation rounded by spiced notes, citric zest, grapefruit & slight tartar touch. Long sharp bitter finish. Dried & herbal aftertaste. Worth to try!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Doughy and sugary, this dessert Saison lays a comfortable flavor profile onto orange-y fruitiness and delicate herbaceousness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the misty amber-hued golden.
-Brettanomyces seems to have stalled early in its work phase. This is sweet for a Saison.
-The doughy character gets tiresome quickly.
-The fluffy, soft mouthfeel is enjoyable.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Isaacs. Nice brew with zesty notes of lemon and citrusy range. This finish was sweet malts, bread, hop and spice. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a very hazy pale yellow with a thick small bead white head. Mild hop grapefruit aroma. Taste is sweet pale malt, grapefruit, cherry juice and a little bubblegum too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (1793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught. Served in a Carlsberg glass. Nice touch. Hazy, darker golden colour with a small, white head. Spicy, fruity aroma with yeasts, citrus, oranges, bretts and fruits. Taste is bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes dry and yeasty with bretts, citrus, spices and fruits. Neat Saison.


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