Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Saison
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Saison is a classic Belgian style, not often seen outside of its homeland. It was traditionally brewed by farmers and their workers as a beverage to consume during the summer months. Bridge Road Brewers have crafted their own Saison to add to their Chevalier range. This beer is quite unique, light straw in colour, with a tight bright white head. Aromas are dominated by esters and phenolic characters, owing to the Saison yeast strain, which also gives the beer its characteristic tart, dry and acidic profile. This citrus character combined with grassy hop flavours make this a great food beer, try it with anything from seafood to blue cheese.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
macca147 (107) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a pale straw yellow with minimal head. Aroma: citrus, straw, dough, and mild banana notes. Taste: citrus dominantes. Mild banana/straw flavour. Mild carbonation. Mild tartness. Mild acidic aftertaste. Quite a pleasant and refreshing brew. A simple saison, reminisecent of the Belgian saisons. Definitely one of the best Australian attempts at this style that I have come across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2016
330mL bottle from Booze Bud Hazy blonde body, good sized white foam. Aroma of bread dough, pepper, grains, ripe apricots & grass. Lifted carbonation, body quite full for a Saison, creamy silky sort of texture. Pepper body, bready, cereally, crusty sort of malts with grassy, herbal hops in a subtle measure on a dry finish. Reasonable, possibly a bit old?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
A very solid, tart Saison that drinks with alarming ease, so a surprise all-round.
Into a snifter at just on cool. Looks the goods. Big, tight, rocky white crown atop a pastel yellow body. Visibly effervescent with good legs. A sulphury burst precedes horsey, hessian, Saison yeast notes on the nose. In there also is a little strawberry and banana with tart lemon and white grape, palest grain and sawdust. Dry, parched palate showcasing the yeast and its attenuation. The body very light, the finish very clean with moderate carbonation keeping it lifted. Vinous with a tart, grape-skin astringency. Strawberry and banana sit well in the olfactories. Malt is dusty and pine-like settling the tart fruit well. Quite hairy with light acids. Quenching and refreshing overall with enough character to keep it interesting. (33cL, bottled 29/03/16, Dan Murphys Cannington)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (5058) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy straw coloured with a thick foamy white head. It has a spicy lemon and apricot flavour with tart fruit and a warming spicy herbal and lemon finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidAust (270) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2016
330ml bottle into a tulip glass. Yellow straw colour, cloudy. Frothy head, not tightly packed due to a lively pour. Good lacing all the way to the last drop. Crisp clean and refreshing. Couldnt help but feel I should be having this with a bitey cheese or seafood or even a mild Thai dish. It would have complemented well as the taste and palate are cleansing and not overpowering. Light on sourness, and more on the sweetness. Overall, a nice drop to replace wine with a mild flavoured meal. Will purchase again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1800) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2016
Poured a clouded pale straw colour with a two- to three-finger white dense foam head that retained very well and laced well. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma a nice mix of spice, earthy yeast and sourness. Taste of spices and moderate sourness/tartness followed by a slight fruity sweetness (oranges, apples); moderate hop bitterness. Light body. Crisp, soft, smooth and somewhat dry with a shortish moderate tartness and a very short crisp sweetness on the finish. Good even though this is not a style I look forward to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16916) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at Beer DeLuxe Melbourne, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of green melon, brett funk, and crackery malt. Flavour is similar, with lots of underripe green melon, citrus and medium brett funk. Not the most complex, but it works alright. Underripe melon notes dominate. Solid, but nothing overly extraordinary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (1253) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle - pours pale yellow with a bit of haze. Aroma is cereal malt, smells a bit wort like, bit of citrus and bit of sweetness. Taste is bit citrus up front then a sliw transition to a mild fruity dry lingering finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kurtos (197) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. colour is accurate to marketing deScription. Aroma. A general candied flavour on the nose with mainly flavours of bubblegum and watermelon. Taste. immediately i taste bitter lemon which is present throughout the the tasting, backed by watermelon and bubblegum. Overall. quite a good beer and hard for me accurately describe, though the marketing deScription does a good job of describing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Keg at Mother Kellys - London. Pours clear yellow-gold with a creamy white head. Interesting aroma, maybe some tropical fruity bubblegum, lemon, sugary pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with lots of sugary, lightly doughy bread, candied lemon, tangerine, more bubblegum, esters, watermelon, flowers. Medium bodied with fine to average carboantion. Lightly warming in the finish, very sweet, lightly syrupy, with more floral notes, yeast, bubblegum, white grape. Novel, but in the end it sits a bit heavy on the palate and just isnt that drinkable.

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