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


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 that’s full of hop flavour without losing its Saison roots. Batch 0012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013

Draught @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, peach, moderate to heavy yeasty, fruity yeast. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, harsh - acrid bitter, fruity, cold coffee ! fruity bitter, sweet fruit, passion fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a huge huge head. Aroma is herbal, wineous and citrusy. Bitter, citrusy, wineous and light peachy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
Draft @ Craft Beer Co, Islington N1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty hoppy peachy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy bitter peachy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Fins.... Amber... Thin white lacing... Dry zezty orange nose... Soft floral fruits... Dry zezt... Light sherbert

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15792) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Keg at the Fox - London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a moderate, white foam head. Tasty stuff, light alcohol kick, mild dough and yeast, light citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, some clean dough, yeast, faint spice, light bitter citrus rind, touches of grass. Really nice beer. Punchy but drinkable.

Bottle at home in London, shared with the missus. Pours mostly clear, bright and deep gold, highly effervescent with a very large, whispy white froth head. The nose holds some lightly grainy bread, yeasty dough, ripe orange, hints of berries and tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor with further bready, lightly doughy malts, some more juicy citrus, hints of tangy pee and pine, tangerine. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, some sticky bitterness, more ripe citrus fruits, light dryness, pine needles, very subtle spicy yeast. Very tasty stuff. Still punchy but a better example than what I had on draft. (3.9)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Tap at the Cask, Pimlico, thanks to Paul for the pour 05/08/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is herbal, bitter orange, lemon rind, grass. Taste comprises tarte fruits, lemon, orange pith, light funk, earthy, herbs, light spice, pepper. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, crisp and refreshing in the finish, Solid enough saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Keg at Cask, Pimlico. It pours lightly hazy golden amber with a small white head. The taste is earthy, herbal, spice, dough, pine and some orangey citrus. The taste is earth, dough, spice, herbal, apricot, wood, citrus and a touch of sweetness with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Not that keen on the herbal notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
Tap takeover by the brewery at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Half pint served from keg. Firm white head. Golden-amber coloured body. Spotty lacing. Grass and citrus fruity nose. Flavours of lemon, orange, apricot and dusty hops. Semi-dry, bitter ending. Soft in the mouth. Refreshing and relatively easy to drink (London 12.08.2013).

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