Long Trip Saison
Nomad Brewing Company

Long Trip SaisonLong Trip Saison
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #1,886
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,486
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 11.42%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
36
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Nomad Brewing Company
 
Australia
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
83
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Long Trip SaisonLong Trip Saison
Notes: Now this is our Trip! Combining pale and wheat malts, with the addition of a special variety of coffee beans from our friends at Background Coffee roasters this is a dry, tart and spicy brew the Belgian's (sic) would be proud of. European and American hops then get combined with unique Aussie ingredients like wattle seeds and organic Tasmanian pepper added at the end of the boil to give a dry, clean finish to an already very sessionable Saison.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 36
Photo of mwilbur
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into cervoise.
A: Wow, this one is (over)carbonated! Just about explodes out of the bottle. Clear golden yellow hue. Loads of carbonation produces a massive 4+ inch white rocky head with good retention.
S: Odd aroma...honey, pepper, nutty note, and a touch of coffee.
T: Honey and coffee hits first, followed by pepper, that nutty note again (?wattle seeds?), and a hint of vanilla.
M: Light body. Subdued sweetness with a touch of spice. Mildly astringent. Lingers on the palate.
D: Definitely a different brew. Unique ingredients. Glad I tried it, but doubt I'll return again.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle - $6.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden body, a tad clouded with a tall, expansive, white head.

Smell: Candi sugar, coffee beans, rather estery with lesser touches and tones of sourdough starters and earthy peppercorns.

Taste: Sweet, honeyed paired with sugar-coated coffee beans and crisp apple slices. Quick flashes of marmalade, peaches, sourdough and chewing gum with an occasional tangy peppery bite. Sweet, fruity finish with a crackling carbonation, the esters recede in the aftertaste leaving some alcohol and earhy spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated.

Overall: An addition of uncommon ingredients, I appreciated the coffee beans to add a little flavor without overpowering things, though I thought it rather too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of stephens101
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The off-white head grows quickly and tops out huge and sticky atop this pale orange brew. Notes of grain, spice and light fruit zest float to the nose. A Belgian yeast spiciness breaks through a wall of pear, orange and white grape and goes smooth down the palate. Light to medium in body, juicy in spots, and dry through the finish.

First beer from this brewery, quite possibly the first Australia craft I've tried. While it doesn't knock my socks off, It's consistent from start to finish, and I can definitely see myself grabbing more when the opportunity arises.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy orange gold with plenty of foam even after the beer settles down. $7.50 for the 500ml bottle. I get coriander, fruit..orange, wattle with notes of pepper. Smells decently true to the style. Taste seems on par. Until I notice a sprinkling of something not only bitter but a burnt kind of bitter that must be the coffee beans. The American hops are there as well and push this Saison towards the wrong direction but not quite. The Saison qualities remain. Thank goodness for that. Fairly light bodied and good drinkability. I was surprised to see an Australian beer available in Casper. It’s a good one.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a coating of bubbles covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast and notes of grain are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of yeast along with notes of grainy malts and wattle seeds with hints of coffee beans and pepper.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is a touch of dryness in the finish.
O: I really liked the complexity of different flavors in this saison.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, peach, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness; with lighter notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and nuttiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, moderate pale malt, and light coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, peach, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness; with lighter notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and nuttiness. Good amount of yeast spiciness and light-moderate herbal hop bitterness; with slight yeast tartness and wheat tang on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, peach, white grape, peppercorn, coriander, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, light chocolate/coffee, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, moderate pale malt, and light coffee flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and moderately creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. A bit prickly/foamy/rough at first, before the carbonation lowers a bit in the glass. Minimal warming alcohol as expected of 6.6%. Overall this is an excellent saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, moderate pale malt, and light coffee flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink with the high carbonation. Not a whole lot of coffee/wattle flavors, but they are definitely noticeable in the background; making this still feel like a true to-style saison all around. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

coffee beans and wattle seeds and tasmanian pepper should make this a better and more interesting beer, i had much higher hopes for it, although for the price i am not too upset about it, and the beer is still pretty good. incredibly carbonated, almost overly so, with a hard to control rising airy white head on the pour that never really settles. the palest dirty blonde in color, you can see the influence of the coffee on the otherwise pale wheat colored brew. hazy but not thick with sediment. the aroma is slight unbrewed coffee, culinary herbs, and a little weirdness from the yeast, which seems to be a strain unfamiliar to me. this may have over fermented and over carbonated in the bottle on the long journey from australia, but i like the expressive yeast in here. i wish for more of the wattle seed and pepper, both elements are very minimal, even the coffee is pretty chill here, more of it would make the beer more interesting. intense bubbles on the palate, explosive like champagne, dry in the finish. this should be a little more interesting than it is, but i like the use of uncommon ingredients and its awesome the beer was so affordable coming all this way. i bet its way better fresh at the source...

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit, pale, wheat, and grainy malts with light to moderate aromas of spicy saison yeast. Light hints of lightly roasted coffee and citrus/orange zest hops. After the beer warms up, there are light aromas of chocolate + hazelnut (kind of like nutella).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit, pale, wheat, and grainy malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of slightly spicy saison yeast. That is followed by light flavors of coffee, baker's chocolate, and hazelnut. Finally, there is a light flavor of citrus/orange zest hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly effervescent with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: The saison yeast is definitely the star of the show in this beer, nice and spicy. The introduction of wattle seed really worked well with the coffee. Very enjoyable, easy to drink, and just about sessionable. Glad I grabbed this one and I would definitely have another of these.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gouyasse tulip glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a big three finger white head with great retention and lots of bubble streams in the glass; lots of lacing. Aroma of earthy, grainy malt, clove, saison yeast, hints of orange citrus. Flavor of saison and wild yeast, lightly bready and biscuit malt, orange citrus, light citrus hops, clove, coriander and earthy nutlike elements. Finishes dry, citrusy with light hop and spice bitterness. Nice peppery carbonation in a medium body for a pleasant champagne-like mouth feel. Aroma of taste have classic drier saison character, but there are some other interesting flavors here too. Not getting much coffee flavor, but it clearly contributes to the fruity, nutty earthiness. Must be wattle seeds in the flavor too, but I have no idea what they taste like. The coffee, seeds and other exotic ingredients are deftly handled, and the base beer is a nice dry saison, it all hangs together, yet presents unusual flavors in the finish. I liked this quite a bit and look forward to trying other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is Belgian yeast, slight earthiness and sharp spices. The flavor is Belgian yeast, black pepper/spices, malts, light citrus and a mix of slightly tart and mild alcohol/heat in the finish.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy golden color with champagne-like fizz and white head. Aroma is also somehow vinous, a bit alcoholic. Taste follows, dry, vinous, a bit alcoholic. There's also some oxidation I think. The yeast is the main player for this beer. Just a bit of grain character on the aftertaste. Body is light with high fizziness. Too fizzy and alcoholic for my taste.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From. Ores.
Deep gold, little head
Lots if orange peel, but with a hit of dry, then a really sweet lingering finish that becomes quite cloying. Little earthiness but overpowered by sweetness.Lacks the carbonation zing

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Pours amber with a massive head.
Nose shows banana, herbal and spicy hops, saison yeast-driven farmhouse notes.
More banana as a flavour along with saison notes. Finishes dry and subtle mineral-ly.
Carbonation is insanely high.

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Photo of chogm54
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nomad Long Trip Saison. pale and wheat malts, with the addition of coffee beans, euro and american hops, and unique aussie ingredients such as wattle seeds and mountain pepper. bottle conditioned

A -Orange, partly cloudy, pours a decent white frothy head

S - earthy, yeasty odours, faintly sulphuric, hint of spice (cardamon)

T - complex- at the beginning bubblegum, hint of pepper and sweet candi sugar, a whack of big sour yeasty flavours in the middle, with the bitterness and biscuity malts and a hint of chocolate coming through at the finishfinish.

M - soapy texture, medium carbonation, moderate carbonation for style

O - very enjoyable,the mix of earthy yeasts and bitterness was interesting, yet the brew went down well. Definitely worth a shot.

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Long Trip Saison from Nomad Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 36 ratings