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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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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3.3
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Poured at Shelton Festival, hazy orange with medium white head. The aroma is strong yeast, earth, spices. Medium body, yeast, lemon zest, light dry finish, good.

3.1
phfyysik (1481) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2017
Pours hazy yellow with very light white head. Aroma is bitter, hops, lime, floral, some birch, lemon peel, acid, wooden notes, herbs. Taste is floral, bitter, watery, some flour, yeast, citric acid, some lemon, grass, some birch and wooden notes. A bit watery but otherwise good beer!

3.2
visionthing (5595) - 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 (4062) - 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 (1195) - 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 (8622) - 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 (17334) - 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)


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