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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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2791) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Pours dark chestnut with fluffy hire head. Slight ester aroma but less than in saison 14. Same true of flavour, lower wheat proportion perhaps, faint hint of hop fruitiness, fairly sweet finish. Not so keen...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerRebel (26) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
On tap @ Ölrepubliken Göteborg. Peppery with a bitter finish. Not really how I like my saison, not a bad brew though!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5363) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Almost clear deep golden, medium white head. Earthy and rustic, some herbal and peppery notes. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. A solid saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brontebeach (155) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Pours from keg dark amber, head initially then thins to nothing. Hops in the nose, in the mouth nicely balanced, dryish with a nice bitterness and tang of carbonation. Lacks the tartness of a 'real' farmhouse but a good swill with spicy food is a pleasant experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Keg @ CPK. Deep amber with a lively white wad. The nose is mashed banana, Saison yeast, cracked pepper. General spice rack, toffee covered berry. The taste is dark first fruits. Mild citrus tang. Hints of brett, pear. Spicy finish. Medium body, quite active carbonation. Overall, solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
On tap @ Haket. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Fruity band spicy notes. Malt, fruit, spices and hops. Medium body with a nice, bitter sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Very nice saison. Served with chicken which went together very well. Very rustic it was, herbs from the garden. Verily using the word very very much. Indeed. Very.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (245) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
A little low carbonation. Nice citrusy, fruity and refreshing taste and aroma. Might a little to bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2515) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark amber pour with tidy off white head, grassy yeast aroma, grassy taste with some spices mostly cardamom, complex and satisfying. Love the Hitch hikers references.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2633) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours browny orange with a medium head. Aroma is rustic yeast, banana and minerals. Taste has vanilla and banana bubblegum. Minerally yeast finish.


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