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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally home-brewed by Andy Parker.
The second in this series showcases the Nelson Sauvin hop so expect elderflower and gooseberries blended with Saison yeast character. This beer uses a very traditional Saison grain bill of Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts but a judicious application of this wonderful hop adds a new world twist, resulting in a beer thatís full of hop flavour without losing its Saison roots. Batch 0012


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Fins.... Amber... Thin white lacing... Dry zezty orange nose... Soft floral fruits... Dry zezt... Light sherbert

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
020813. Bottle at home. Pours hazy copper with a small head. Aroma spices, hops. Really nice overall. Not all that sure if a Saison but Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Keg at the Dean Swift SE1. High carbonation, huge head, amber colour. Lots going on, quite funky sour, fruity sweet, bitter. Some underlying booze, gives it some oomph. I like this kind of beer, maybe not the smoothest or best balanced but interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Keg at Dean Swift. Hazy golden with big white head. Smell initially maxe me think of a hefe, banana and clove, quite estery, little grapfruit. Taste has lots of yeast esters, banana, citrus, grapefruit, quite earthy. Very fizzy then a sticky and bitter finish. Bit messy, not that in to this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (1867) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This cloudy orange-amber beer pours with a large foamy head. It has sweet fruity elderflower and earthy notes, a very creamy mouthfeel and sweet lemon and vanilla on the spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. Bottled May 2013. Cloudy amber colour, big white head. Yeasty, slightly spicy aroma with a touch of citrus. Itís OK - the yeast is pretty prevalent, but thereís citrus, a touch of sourness and definite spiciness there - a little pepper. Itís decent and fairly well balanced, certainly when it comes to the booze which barely raises its head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
18th July 2013
Very hazy dark amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and airy with minerally carbonation. Light sweet malt base. Light lactose and sweetish yeast in the mid. Touch of generic fruit. Finishes semi dry. Okay but not getting much Nelson character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
Keg Old Fountain London 08/07/13. A hazy light brown coloured beer with a bright white head and lace. A lovely funky yet hoppy beer. Great flavours. Great fizzy texture. Great hops. So well constructed and very easy to drink. Doesnít drink its ABV either. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a slightly hazy golden colour with 1 finger of white soapy head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy, quite zesty with notes of agrumes. Taste is similarly light bitter with some floral hops and grass, some yeasts and bread, some sourness and funk. Nice hop bite in this one. Good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Hazy gold lasting off white head. Its a bit bleachy with the combination of the hop and the saison yeast. Ok ish.


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