Anodyn Hindu Saison

Hindu Saison by Anodyn, 7% ABV, unknown IBU.

The previous saison I rated on this blog was the delicious ANodyn Rosenkrantz Sommer-Saison, a beer with a bit more bittering hops that I’m used to for this style. One of the very best homebrews I’ve ever rated is the Houblon Saison from Meilby Brewing, so my hopes are really high when I open the bottle of extra hoppy saison from the Anodyn crew.

Anodyn Hindu Saigon (batch 5)

Anodyn Hindu Saigon (batch 5)

In the glass it looks opaque, with a medium orange colour. The huge, white head is very long-lived, and it laces the glass very well.

The strong aroma is definitely more IPA than saison, it lacks the crispiness and freshness of the latter style. Instead this is very sweet, it’s almost like smelling a soft drink. I get notes of sugary, overripe tropical fruits like peach. The aroma is in fact so overripe that I sense some rotting leaves far in the back. Also yeast, bubble gum, candy and some faint ripe strawberries. It’s a pleasant aroma, but a bit unexpected.Hindu Saison, enjoyed in the sun 7 months after brewing

There is quite much sweetness in the taste as well, and the finish is moderate bitter. The flavours aren’t that strong, but they are fairly decent. Fruits, yeast, a bit too much alcohol and traces of spices.

On the palate the beer feels dry to oily, but the finish is definitely dry. The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate.

Conclusion: a quite ok IPA with hints of saison, but a bit too sweet and overripe fruity.

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      6/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    11/20
Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0
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2 comments on “Anodyn Hindu Saison

  1. I’ve had this one, too! 🙂 Here’s my rating:

    “Pours a deep hazy orange-brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is fresh floral yeasty tones with Saison-ish sweet esters and loads of American peachy-tropical hops, grass and hints of banana. Nice. Taste is mild floral grassy tones with sweet banana esters, peaches and some sour yeasty tones in the back. A bit flat and papery in the palate during the finish, as if something flavor-wise has dried out a bit. Semi-dry finish, medium body, soft carbonation. Quite nice, but the aroma outweighs the flavor.

    Aroma: 7
    Appearance: 4
    Taste: 5
    Palate: 3
    Overall: 13
    Total score: 3,2

  2. Jeg er enig med det meste her også. Den er søt, bitter og har en veldig tropisk aroma. Fullstappet med Nelson Sauvin, der kommer nok tyggissmaken fra. Syns saisongjæren kommer godt frem. Personlig er jeg godt fornøyd med denne, og det tror jeg Odd Morten Skår og Yngve Kristoffersen (resten av Anodyn) er også. Dette er nok mer en IPA enn saison. Ved en eventuell nybrygging av denne ville jeg kanskje brygget en tørr og crisp saison og tørrhumlet den vilt med Nelson, Citra, Sorachi Ace eller lignende.

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