Oedipus / Gigantic Mata Hari

Brewed by Oedipus
Style: Saison
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The brew contains juniper berries and a lot of other crazy herbs and tasty stuff as you can see on the table. But that’s all we are going to say about it for now

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R4N5H (1352) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 33cl bottle purchased at the Oedipus taproom and enjoyed on 03-Sep-2017. Hazy golden amber with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit and botanicals. Medium body and lively carbonation. Taste of herbs, juniper berries, lemongrass, orange zest, spices, yeast and malt. A little too much on the sweet side for me - more fruity tripel than saison.

lupuLust (342) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2017
Obvious a Saison in taste and aroma. Dry slightly funk/brett? passing into juniper base of the gin theme. At first just a usual modern Saison but with every sip the gin of this beer takes over the taste and the aroma. Gin spices perfectly paired with the spicy yeast. Ending like a half complex citrusy/green herbal dry Gin (but with much less alcohol)

vami (543) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
[Euro Beer Swap thanks to MonsterMagnet] Pours golden and clear, with very big and bubbly head. High carbonation. Due to high foam formation, I had to taste the foam before even getting a sniff ;) Taste is mainly juniper - really a lot of juniper berries there. Aroma is of juniper, a bit of barnyard and Belgian phenols, however the intensity is low. Nice herbal (not hoppy) bitterness. Really good.

Pallleon (492) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 13, 2017
Opálos narancsszín, közepes fehér hab. Citrusos, lime-os, fűszeres illat. Közepes test. Keserű íz, citrusos, fűszereses jegyekkel. Nagyon frissítő saison.

Fules (1399) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 28, 2017
Közepes, nagyon tartós hab, borostyán szín. Fűszeres, citrusos illat. Gabonás, malátás alap, markáns, saisonos fűszeres és citrusos, citrushéjas ízekkel kiegészülve. Közepesen testes, közepesen szénsavas és keserű. Komplex ízvilágú, izgalmas saison.

PotjeBier (3804) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2017
33 cl bottle @ home. Mostly clear deep golden color. Big white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s are sweetish malty/grainy, refreshing, somewhat herbal. Retronasal there’s more herbs, light sweetness, light bitterness, some fruit. Flavor is above light bitter with light sweetness and spices. Medium bodied. Long finish, spicy and moderate bitter.

adamnowek (3415) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2017
First of all, I appreciate what they’ve done with the label (especially with the added stickers leading you to a website that discusses the scourge of sexism in the world of craft beer). It may be marketing, but it’s also an honest approach to a problem that few seem capable of discussing.

Onto the beer: light golden colour. Aroma is juniper berries and lemongrass. Taste is, well, a malty gin and tonic, to be honest. Smooth texture.

Bijl (844) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
Oranjegeel, foamy schuimkraag... net niet wit, troebel met veel gist, voldoende koolzuur. Aroma: Citrus, saisongist, fruitig, jeneverbes, spicy en kruidig. Licht moutig en licht gehopt. Smaak: Grassig, hooi, iets wrang van  jeneverbes , gember, spicy citroengras, citrus en bite van sinaasappelschil en citroenschil. Spicy roggemout en fruitige gist tonen. Voor 10 IBU toch redelijk bitter... zal van alle overige ingrediënten zijn. Licht gehopt. Medium body, prikkelig mondgevoel met voldoende koolzuur.  Afdronk is spicy fruitig en iets droog. Erg fris en lekker!

MonsterMagnet (1601) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2017
Bottle, pours hazy golden with a white head. Spicy aroma with juniper berries upfront, pepper, lemon grass, citrus. Taste is equally spicy, with lemon and ginger, quinine, orange, lemon grass and some biscuit notes. Fairly dry and definitely feels more bitter than 10 IBU, perhaps because of the juniper berries. Even though the spiciness is all over, it is done with some moderation. It’s a well balanced, full flavoured, tasty saison with a twist. Very nice.

fkoolen (1363) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2017
UPDATED: APR 4, 2017 Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy straw colour, firm white creamy head. Floral juniper, citrus, orange zest, dry and grainy malty, medium spicy and light bitter: well balanced saison altogether. Good body, lively carbonation.

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