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Weird Beard Saison 14

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Keg & bottle; Seasonal - June to August.
ABV may vary.

French/Belgian Farmhouse Beer
Brewed to pair yeast notes with hoppy ones. Sorachi Ace, used in dry hopping this beer, gives herbal and sherbet-y aromas to brighten the subtle bready malt qualities. Saison yeast gives orange peel and dried fruit aroma, with dry lingering finish.
Saison is a French/Belgian farmhouse style of beer where the yeast is the star. True to Weird Beard traditions we like to pair the yeast notes with some hoppy ones to create this summer’s day in a glass. It is a dry beer but has enough fruity sweetness to make it very moreish. Should be served cold and well carbonated, you will never see this beer in cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2550) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2016
A golden beer, a head is big and blond. Aromatic nose, fruitness with tropical notes, candies and flowers. Taste has fruitness, spicyness, some flowers. Medium bodied, quite dry, strong carbonation. The great saison where also the hoppyness is clearly noticable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2748) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
Growler from Oddbins Beer Ship, Blackheath. Pours a light hazy gold with a white head. Lots of spice in the nose, spash of sweet citrus. Spice and fruit dominance in the flavour. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln Slight haze on this golden beer, with a crisp head. Aroma is yeasty, bread, light floral hops. Taste citrus fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Keg at craft beer Co Covent Garden. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, lemon, taste is light fruit, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scottishchris (664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Keg at Ushers. Cloudy orange, white head. Orange and citrus funk. Sharp fizz, lovely saison sour and earthy notes, dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle shared at home - slightly hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Super good retention and good lacing. aroma of cloves, banana and some bay leaf with black pepper, hints of lemon, juicy fruits and some grassy hop. Taste of soil, coriander seeds, light herbs and hints of lemon with a nice yeasty character. Medium body, low carbonation, fairly tarte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3182) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, barnyard, saison yeast, light citrus fruits, grapefruit. Appearance: hazy gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initial bitters subside, malty sweets coming up, bread, grains, light caramel, yeast again, some citrus fruits, barnyard, dry and lightly bitter finish. Overall: nice Saison, good palate. Bottle from Red Squirrel Shop, Amersham.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (575) - - DEC 27, 2015
I have to say I’m not generally a huge fan of saison. The yeast sourness can sometimes be overpowering. But not so here. It fits in well with grassy hops very raw and unstructured with some citrus sharpness. Probably my favourite saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4040) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours hazy gold with fluffy white head. Aroma is soft yeast, lightly sweet. Taste is good farmhouse yeast, light spice with hints of marzipan and vanilla. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1043) - SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Hazy yellow, thick foamy white head. Smells yeasty and bready with a bit of grassy hop. Flavour follows that like-for-like, but with a bit of sharp, zingy citrus in there too, though the core taste and aftertaste have the typical spicy, almost earthy quality. It is "just" a saison and not deviating from the formula, but it’s a REALLY good saison.

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