Edge / Bridge Road Waldo | Bridge Road Brewers

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Bridge Road Brewers

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Collaboration between Bridge Road and Edge (which is itself a collaboration between Northdown and Beer Here). Brewed at Bridge Road. Tall 750ml bottle with a lurid pink label, purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Shared with Sam.

Pours a vaguely pink hued amber, much more golden when held to the light. Head is off-white to pink, quite frothy and fine, and reasonably persistent. Some faint speckled lace, but not a lot. The body seems quite light and a little flat. Carbonation is fine however, and stays pretty static when tilted. Looks decent enough, I guess.

Nose is fruity with pink berries, and tart from the saison yeast. It strongly reminds me of another beer: almost certainly another berry saison, but I can't recall what it was. It's this slight acidity, the flavours of the berries without the sweetness, and the tartness that seems to accentuate, or be accentuated by, the carbonation. Slight banana esters come through as well. It's ok, but nothing that really excites me.

Taste is similar, although here there's a most definite banana character coming through quite strongly, leaving a sweet, fragrant bomb of overripe fruit on the palate before disappearing in a hurry. The berry character is muted, although the aromatics stick around when it's in my mouth. Finish is dry and a little astringent: some tartness, and a slight aspirin character. There's also a slight medicinal hint towards the back, something like American cherry. After it's all gone, there's a vague fragrance like pink marshmallows left in the mouth. Interesting, in any case.

Feel is light, but clean, with perhaps just a little too much carbonation.

Overall, it's not an astonishing beer. The berry adds something, but it's perhaps a failure of the underlying saison: it's pretty dry, light and straight, not aided by the reasonably aggressive carbonation. In the end, I'm a little bit underwhelmed.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery orange colour, mild haze through it. White head, nice density and retention. Lacing is alright.

Smells kinda sour but there's a big corn aroma as well. I guess Belgian style? Bit sweet, mild wild yeast character over the top. A bit odd.

Taste has a lot of sweetness to it. Corn notes, with caramel toffee malt that gets a very slight wild yeast tartness midway, then develops a weird artificial grape ester on the finish. Bit of a metallic phenolic flavour towards the back as well. Bit weird.

Bit foamy, decent body and fair amount of texture. Not bad.

Not entirely coherent - remnants of a decent construction, but doesn't really hold together all that well.

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Photo of ADZA
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love a good berry beer and it pours a light apricot hue with a fluffy two finger head that stays and heaps of clingy lacing,the smell is mulberries,raspberries,a touch of bananna yeast,blueberries and a slight hint of herbal spice,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice spritzy carbonation and the taste is pretty much dominated by the berries mixed with a touch of bananna,a touch of Booze and finished with a mix of berries and earthy herbal hops and overall I like it the body and carbonation are nearly spot on for me for this style which is rarely seen and the blend of berries mix perfectly together with the base beer and yeah I already got another bottle.

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Edge / Bridge Road Waldo from Bridge Road Brewers
3.61 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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