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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Saison
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison means "season" and this family of beers is thought to have originated in Wallonia in southern Belgium. Saisons were brewed in the winter at farmhouse breweries for the summer consumption by thirsty farmhands. While there is no exact flavor profile or processing technique that define Saison stylistically, common traits exist (e.g. relatively pale in color, moderate in alcohol, refreshing in a dry or sour type of way, etc.). Often spices and ingredients uncommon to beer but otherwise readily available on the farm are incorporated. Saisons are thus typically Belgian in their funkiness and individuality. Saison Sayuri is like its namesake -- a fascinating admixture of down-to-earth simplicity and understated complexity. Brewed entirely with pale base malts and Japanese candy sugar (except for a hint of roasted barely for color contribution), Saison Sayuri is relatively light in body and sprite in flavor. The nose is an immensely complex amalgam of aromas -- bubble gum-like phenolics from the Belgian yeast, floral and fruity notes from dry hopping, and a subtle hint of citrus and spice from the addition of Japanese daidai peels (daidai is a very sour type of Japanese orange). A splash of sour daidai juice also was added to the wort which manifests itself in a stealthily citric-sour finish.

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3.2
visionthing (5532) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2017
33cl bottle from Rimi, Tallinn. Pours hazy deep golden to amber with a somewhat modest head. Fruity and fairly yeasty aroma with spicy notes, malt and hints of wheat and banana. Medium sweet with nice acidic notes and medium to low flavour intensity. Enjoyable.

3.8
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Random hostel in tainan. Hazy golden pour with decent white head. Awesome lemon pepper nose and hefewiezen flavor. A bit drier than a normal hefewiezen and spot on for a saison. Still, quite enjoyable.

3.5
Juks (1064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Slightly hazy orange, small white head. Aroma is grassy, earthy, wheaty, sweet. Taste is fresh, grainy, grassy hoppy. Medium bodied, average carbo. Pretty good refreahing saison.

3.3
Marduk (8401) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap. Hazy orange color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Yeasty, sweetish, hops, grainy in aroma. Grainy, herbal hops, yeasty and caramel in taste. Spicy hops and caramel and sweet in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Solid brew.

3.3
FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Tap (Biiru Bday #4 @ Brewdog, Tallinn) (6:4:6:4:13=3.3)
Bananaey wheaty aroma, quite sweet. Bright orange. brief head. Similarly wheaty taste, sweet, toffee, some citrus kumquat bite. Good spicy and bitter hoppiness in the finish. Yeah, like it. (Anna gets noticeable diacetyl mainly in the mouth but finds it forgiveable on account of the nice hopping, especially in the finish)

3.3
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2017
Tap at brewdog tallinn. Pours orange. Aroma is fruity, citrus, some belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dryness, sugar, bitter orange. Finish is dry with slight booze. Overall: ok.

3.5
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Keg at the taproom in Yokohama. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. The nose has light yeast, hay, lemon zest, wheat flakes. Light-medium sweet about with nips of melon, dry wheat bread, more melon, mild bitter hay, a little grass. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Clean finish, very mild yeast expression, some sourdough bread, some lemony accents. Very drinkable, if basic.

3.1
joaopcf (43) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle @ Xi’an Craft Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some floral. Medium body, quite dry. A bit different but tasty and interesting. Nice one.

1.2
I_am_NOT_gay (33) - JAPAN - MAR 25, 2016
Holy Trump! That commercial deScription is #ridix... I wish they put as much effort into this "saison". CMON BAIIIIIIIRD.... step it up. I got this because the yuzu ale was good(but a week later.. the same beer had lost most of the #great aroma/taste). This beer is definitely not making America great again! Looks like moat water, the "dai dai" smells like day old hot garbage, and the yeast reminds me of when I took the dregs from some other jap saison.. threw it into some watered down second runnings and got.... peanuts... literally... yes.. that is what you are tasting for 550¥ a bottle( or even more) #SHIT

3
Pyrmir (6210) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Hazy deep golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, herbs, sage, hay and lemon. Taste has hay, lemon, sage, thyme, citrus, yeast and wheat notes.


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