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


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6319) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9481) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Consumed at home in the company of Loz, Craig, Stella & Kids plus Jackie & Simon 02.08.13 Thanks to Simon & Jackie for this. Pours dark amber with off white head and rim. Some preserved lemons, a little pithy. Soft in mouth, furry its tasty stuff. Speedy rating as Craig pouring next one. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Fins... Amber... Small white head...Sharp light sour nose... Big grapefruit... Big bitter... Odd fruits... Not for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle at home from sourced market. Burnt orange amber colour. Slight haze with a thin white head. Aroma is belgian blonde and later peppery. Glavour is woody small cara malt, some orange pepperyness. tingley carbonation. Dry finish . Slight metal. thinish palate. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (17437) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
Tap @ Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Hazy amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 250713

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
Draught @ BAJT. Pours tiny hazy amber with a frothy and tiny fizzy amberish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny fruity, tiny malty and phenolic with crackers, biscuits, pears, plums, grapes, moist wood, cereal, sweet dark bread, dry soil, black currant leaves, lemon zest, glue and moist hay. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, tiny fruity and phenolic with crackers, biscuits, pears, overripe apples, plums, lemon zest, sheet metal, overripe black currants, dry soil and moist wood. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, soft and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and phenolic with crackers, biscuits, plums, lemon juice, moist wood, hay, black pepper corns, grape skins, St Johns wort, grass and clovers. Strange but pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JUL 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours deep copper with a large off-white head. Zesty uncomplicated aroma. Malt and grain flavours, sharp fruit, zest, floral perfume, sour sherbet, grass. Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied with explosive carbonation that settles as the beer rests in the glass. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up the Kris Wines. Pours mostly clear chestnut gold, with delicate effervescence and a lively, frothy off-white head. The aroma holds lots of doughy bread, some mashed ripe bananas, hints of orange, yeast. The flavor is medium sweet with plenty more bready malts, a bit of yeasty dough, lightly toasted hay, ripe bananas, subtle cereal, faint citrus peel. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Sweet finish, some lightly sugary and doughy bread, suggestions of alcohol, touches of banana and bubblegum, slight bitter toasted hay. Nicely balanced. Fairly refreshing. Well executed for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Gothenburg. Somewhat hazy copper/amber beer with a nice white head. Fruity citrus aroma, peach, perfume, caramel, some hay. Sweetish caramel flavor, spicy, hay, floral, grass. A bit too sweet to really suit me.

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