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Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: Saison
Horsham, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Seasonal;
This is a cask version of the Belgian farmhouse ale, historically brewed to be enjoyed by the farmers during the harvest. This beer is light gold in colour, hopped with Saaz, Styrian and Belgian Goldings and pitched with a specially imported Saison yeast that ferments to dryness and provides a distinct flavour.

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4.5
ladnewton (2053) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 26th March 2010. Hazy gold with a thin lasting white head of foam. Strong grapefruit hop and "Brugse Zot/Orval" style yeast/hop aromas in a slightly "sticky" texture. Dry hoppy finish. The best Beglian-style cask conditioned ale I have drunk. Exquisite and very well crafted.

4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at London Drinker.
Bright yellow coloured with a thin white rim. Looks like a mad lambic. Good lemony wheaty notes with a faint sourness and some really good fruit. Bright and tangy, superbly dry and all round awesome. Not particularly saison like but impressively Belgian all the same. Lovely stuff.

4
KnutAlbert (6796) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Pale gold, cask at Southampton Arms. Fantastic flavoru of soft fruit - apricots and oragnes, some funky yeast character, dusty hops. Long complex finish. Superb.

3.9
Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
Cask at CPK. Pours a lightly hazed, yellow-gold with a fine, foam head. Prominent Belgian yeast aroma, some bubblegum and clove. Medium sweet, very yeasty, some biscuits, banana. Medium in body with soft to fine carbonation. Slightly dry finish, more clove and yeast. Nice.

3.9
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Southampton Arms London. A hazy yellow coloured beer with a good white head and lace. A funky peppery beer. Authentic saison like flavours and especially yeast work. A good long finish. Nice hops. Very tasty indeed. Good work. Score 3.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.8. Score unaltered

3.9
DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 Cask gravity, Derby Summer BF 2011. Misted gold/white halo. Banana, coriander, dusty perfumed aroma. Really good soft perfumed character. Nothing like an English as claimed. Thick and peppery, big fruity esters. No funk or horse or anything but then saison is a broad church, and this is a proper saison. Excellent.

3.8
downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 18/03/09. Pale, slightly hazy gold in colour, with a billowy white head that left plenty of lacing. Peppery, spicy nose with a hint of tropical fruit and lemon and some dusty hops. Flavour was sweetish, with a grainy edge, some citrus dryness, coriander herbs and a decent bitter finish. From memory, a good effort at creating the style. Excellent.

3.8
Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Yellow, a little cloudy. Cider apple and lemon on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit and rosemary flavours. Some lingering bitterness. Not bad.


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