Illawarra Saison Rouge - Illawarra Brewing Company
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Reviews by laituegonflable:
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a gold/amber colour, hugely cloudy, almost opaque. Cream-coloured head is foamy and sticks around OK. Not quite red, more of a standard saison colour, but nice.
Spicy nose with lots of funky phenols. Rubber, funky with very nice complexity and lots of it. Saisony, pleasant.
Palate is more fruity, particularly upfront. Again huge saisony complexity: fresh, fruity and pleasant. Backs up with a nice organic funk towards the back, more of that rubber and spice. Complex, interesting and pleasant.
Bitty mouthfeel, nice dryness. Great saison texture.
Nice take on the style. Again not quite red, brewed more to saison style, but brewed well.
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2012 23:44:33 | More by laituegonflable
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3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at the Local Taphouse's GABS festival in Melbourne.
Pours a golden hue, tending to bronze, with very high hazing. Head is an eggy white, leaving huge lace as it goes down. Nice carbonation through the full body. Looks good.
Firm Belgian characters on the nose, giving some rounded estery notes with a hint of spicy cinnamon and some pleasant light sweetness. It works well together, despite not really bringing much Saison.
Round Belgian flavours again on the palate, starting light and smooth on the front. These develop into some phenols and peppery characters mid-palate, before a dry, clinging bite on the back finally brings some brisk funk to the table. Feel is smooth but peppery.
Overall, this is a nice drop. Good drinkability, and solid enough
across the board. Not the most interesting beer I had at the festival, but very decent and well-made.
Serving type: on-tap
08-07-2012 04:17:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
Illawarra Saison Rouge from Illawarra Brewing Company
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