Manchester Saison | The Marble Arch

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Brewed by:
The Marble Arch
England, United Kingdom
marblebeers.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LiquidAmber on 10-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a half finger fine off-white head with semi-permanent retention and nice lacing. Constant light carbonation keep the beer in equilibrium for a long time. Interesting aroma of spicy orange, light caramel malt and light saison yeast. I spent a long time enjoying the aroma of this and trying figure out the elements. Flavor is a bitter herbal orange with light caramel hops, light fruit and bittering hops. Finishes bitter with some astringency and an odd herbal medicinal aftertaste. I rather wanted more of the aroma in the taste, but the flavor is different and extremely unusual for a saison. Reminiscent of a bitters aperitif with orange and light malt. A creamy medium body that I have come to expect from Marble Arch beers. The flavors mostly mask the alcohol, but it is present in the finish. I have to say that the flavors of this are so extreme that I felt like I should not like it. It is unusual enough that the odd intense flavors are intriguing and kept inviting further sips. I will take a long vacation from this, but I will absolutely want to try it again.

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Manchester Saison from The Marble Arch
3.79 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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