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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Saison
London, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Things that have meaning: Life, the universe and saison! Saison 42 is a French style, mostly harmless farmhouse ale, orange in colour and hopped with Bobec. Dry and refreshing and a great match to many foods. If you are new to this style you might say that it is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike beer. You would be wrong, this is the style that traditionally was brewed by farmers during the winter to be enjoyed in the summer after those long hard days of work. Batch 0008 Best served cold on a hot sunny day. Share and Enjoy!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
On tap @All In Beer Fest 2013. Murky dark amber with off white head. Aroma of malt, brett, spice, soap and citrus. Taste is similar, spice, brett, malt, grass, soap and earthy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7839) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Draught at the All In Beer Fest, on November 2, 2013.
Cloudy dark copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, spicy scent. Malty, spicy, herbal, grainy taste. Herbal, spicy, phenolic, yeasty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3164) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2013
50cl bottle, bottled on April 2013. Dark amber, frothy, thick, dirty white head. Yeasty aroma with floral notes, sweet fruitiness, orange and citrus. Flavor has caramel sweetness, malt, yeast, spicy notes. Finish is semisweet and long. High carbonation. Drinkable but does not stick out in any way. The weakest of their beers I have tried so far.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
25th July 2013
Hazy amber beer, good fluffy white head. Light airy malt, a little sweet. Sweetish floral yeast. Slight pepper spice and very light tinned fruits. Dry finish. It’s okay, but just another saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from Sourced, on the Eurostar to Brussels, 26/09/13. Murky orange amber with a moderately sized off white head which clears to a covering. Nose is light soap, citrus, lemon rind, grass, light caramel notes. Taste comprises earthy farmy notes, citrus fruit, bitter orange, lemon peel, candied sugars, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitter finale. Decent saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Bronze and pored with a big head which took time to dissipate. Comlex fruity flavour which was unusual and quite unique. Very pleasant and easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle from sourced market, large sample. Cloudy Orange color, short head. Aroma has citrus, lots of biscuity malt, spicy and peppery yeast. Chewy biscuity sweetness in taste, together with dry peppery notes from the yeast. Too much malt forward for me and a bit inbalanced in all its flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Aroma is a little cardboardy but has a good spicy side as well, flavour adds some fruit, plum perhaps but starts having notes of acetone. Perhaps the fermentation got to hot to soon but this tastes a bit like over heated homebrew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Mmm, yeasty, belgian blonde nose. Pours a hazy, muddy copper with a fluffy white head. Mouthfeel is very carbed and a bit astringent. Flavour, however, is rich and fresh with fruity overtones of figs, spice and lemon juice. However, at the end of the day, saisons, though trendy, are just too volatile, too carby, to be much good. Usually. And this one is no different. Nice, but not quite there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3804) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2013
500ml bottle [Gusher! Another bottle even exploded while being stored]. Cloudy amber colour with huge, frothy, diminishing, moderately lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of orange, mandarine, minimally peppery, spicy yeasty overtones. Taste is fruity hoppy, notes of orange, mandarine, a dry touch of fruit parings, some fruit acid, some caramel malt in between, minimally grassy overtones; lively carbonation.


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