Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Saison
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Citra Saison ’23 Trees’
Aroma – citrus and tropical fruit, spice, faint pine resin, candied peel
Appearance – pale straw colour, rocky/frothy bright white head, sparkly high carbonation

Flavour – spice, tropical fruit, slightly sweet, rich malt body, light peppery heat, zest
Malts – Lager Malt, Wheat Malt
Hops – Citra

We gave it the name ’23 Trees’ as a dedication to replace 23 ancient trees that were needlessly felled by our neighbour on the bordering land to our Organic farm on the Black Isle. We love our surroundings, welcome the birds and the bees and work hard to maintain our land so that wildlife can thrive naturally. We will not stand for the irresponsible destruction of 23 perfectly good broad-leaf trees which provided a habitat for hundreds of species, oxygen we breathe and beautiful century-old character to our environment. We will replace these 23 Trees and will plant 200 more in their place.

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blueruin (186) - - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle at home. Not much yeasty funk - it's billed as a citra saison so as you'd expect much more hoppy and bitter, but for me it really doesn't work: the two styles compete rather than compliment and the result is a murky, bitter mess. Not for me at all.

livingasghosts (34) - London, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 Pours hazy yellow, medium white head. Aroma citrus, lime, zesty, straw. Taste reflects this, lemon and lime. Medium bodied. Low carbonation . Dangerously drinkable for its abv.

rodsquad (334) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle from JK Fine Foods. The beer looks really good. It’s clear copper gold with a fluffy off-white head and loads of bubbles shooting upwards in the glass. The nose is sweet and fruity to begin with apple and lemon before the Belgian spiciness with light pepper. Jelly babies is there too. With the initial sip you get lots of sharp fizz. It has a slightly slick medium body that feels lightened with the high carbonation. The flavours has toffee sweetness before the mild spices and fresh fruit clean things up. Sweet and fresh really is the name of the game here. This is an excellent super-refreshing saison from Black Isle.

Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Keg @Salt Horse, Edinburgh, [Rating backlog 15.04.2017] Pours amber small white head. Nose is pine, tropical fruits, resin. slight orange zest. Taste is all of the above with a touch of spices as well.

DavyK (195) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at Black Isle Taproom, Inverness. Very ’craft beer’ feel to it...not as much saison-funk as the classic varieties. Which I liked about it. Lemon and lime and floral notes early on, crisp, grassy, bit of salt in the palate. On a hot day, this from a keg...most pleasant.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2017
Keg at salty horse... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal salty fruits nose... Juicy salty zezty fruits.. Bright zezty orange sherbert fruits
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2015 Total Score: 3.1
Keg at cloisters... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet fruits.. Juicy orange nose.. Soft citrus.. Light chemical tones... Soft salty fruits

jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2017 Bottle from Cork & Cask and Keg at Cloisters. Clear golden body with a fluffy white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of lime, lychee, grapefruit, salted bread and lemon. Flavour of bitter lemon, lime sweets and bread. Medium body with a spritzy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. A crisp, refreshing Saison - exactly as it should be. I’d like to see more frequent special-release beers from Black Isle.

Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2017
Keg at salthorse. Pours clear golden, nose is butter, lemon, pine, taste is sweet, caramel, banana, fruity.
Earlier Rating: 9/21/2015 Total Score: 3.5
Keg at cloisters. Pours hazy pale golden, nose is orange, light spices, yeasty, taste is dry, citrus, passionfruit, banana.

Scopey (15704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from Master of Malt. It pours lightly hazy pale gold with a thick, foamy white head. The aroma is bready, cracker, spice, straw and some grainy notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, burst of citrus fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit, sherbet, peppery spice, cracker and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Not bad.

weordie (1401) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Pours cloudy yellow with a huge head. Aroma of peaches and lemon meringue pie. A lemon meringue pie flavour too with hints of coriander and Belgian yeast. Good beer this. A little over carbonated.

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