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Brewed by Southern Bay Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Moolap, Australia
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Saison for friends.
Itís amazing what two friends can do when they get together to brew beer. Thereís something to be said about the friendship and camaraderie that exists over a steaming mash tun or boiling brew kettle. This is the result: Belgian & English pale malts meld with wheat, oats, rye and aromatic malt perfectly, allowing this beer to freely ferment towards a yeast driven flavour profile in the traditional Belgian way.
Slightly tart with a pungent estery aroma, this is the beer you should enjoy with friends.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (617) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
500ml bottle.
Pours a crystal clear lightish golden with a finger or so of fizzy head which fades quickly.
The nose has some fruity white grape notes, some banana esters, floral perfume and some grainy notes. It smells just like a sour mash fermentation.
Flavour is moderately tart, with some doughy and earthy notes, and more of that vinous kick. Itís somewhat reminiscent of a more acidic white wine.
Body is light, and carbonation is definitely overdone. This is a problem Iíve had with some of their other beers as well. Once you let it offgas a little you can taste more of the beer.
Pretty interesting and tasty. Not too complex, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows funky saison notes along with spicy hops and a lemon character. More lemon and funky notes as flavours along with a misplaced doughy yeast. Unnecessarily high carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
Interesting saison with plenty going on. Pepper ginger honey clove and an almost peat like finnish. interesting but not one for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Large head frothy medium strong carbonation deep gold pour aromas yeast spice floral fruit rich the flavours lemon ginger clove white pepper yeast rich grainy floral fairly good on palate the finish best aftertastes floral notes spice fruit sweet saison tapers off a bit in flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3855) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle, 10C. Cloudy gold with a large off-white head that fades to a cm quickly. Aroma is quite Wit-like at first, with wheat, lemon pudding, cloves, bubblegum. Some berries, banana and mysterious spices notes are there too. Taste is sweet and a little tart with modest bitterness. As well as fruits and spices, thereís a quite heavy rye note that I wasnít sold on. Pretty interesting though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Nice combination of flavours, yeasty and malty. Aromas of citrus, grain, and hay. Taste is sweet and sour, with average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, cloudy, with a frothy head.

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