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Bahl Hornin' Mowkeef - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Bahl Hornin' Mowkeef
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.92%


Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 10-23-2011)
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops and just a touch of yeast spiciness.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of pale malts with some light to moderate flavors of yeast spiciness (black pepper and clove). There is a light to moderate amount of floral flavors from the hops. Very light amounts of bitterness which fades very quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I prefer my saisons with just a touch of barnyard funk or sourness in them and this one was just lacking that element though it was quite easy to drink. Not as much complexity in the smell and taste as I would like. Think I would not get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 17:37:07 | More by dbrauneis
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plaid75

New York

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light caramel and smooth esters.

The taste consisted of round malts, a grassy hop and a pleasant soft ester.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty ale. Not too true to form for a saison however.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2012 20:00:14 | More by plaid75
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Served up a hazed, golden-amber body with a medium-sized, creamyish, white head.

Smell: A mingled, mixed aroma of waterlogged spices atop the base malt melange.

Taste: Initially tangy, but also a bit sugary. Slightly grainy. Some appleskin and apricot fruitiness. Some perceived 'heat' from the ginger, a little anise, too. Slight bitterness. Remains tangy, vaguely fruity until the drying finish with some lingering spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: If I were to line up my saisons in order of preference, Mowkeef would be right near the end.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2012 17:25:33 | More by ChainGangGuy
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scottfrie

California

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery. 5.8%

Served a fairly clean golden color with a bright white head that faded into a good collar leaving wispy, spotty lace. I get notes of peppery Belgian spices, cloves, citrus and bubblegum yeast on the nose. Flavors include all of those plus some cracked grains and earthy hops in the finish. Yeast is earthy, and I might detect a hint of mint? Mouth is slightly bitter but definitely refreshing, drying, and clean all around. I loved the flavors in this one and thought it was a solid saison.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 03:45:32 | More by scottfrie
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samie85

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes; originally 9/17/11.

Appearance is a cloudy orange color with two fingers of white head.

Bubblegum with some hints of peppercorn, and some clove.

Follows the nose with bubblegum, clove, black pepper and some cracked grain notes.

Light bodied wuth moderate carbonation and a prickly feel.

Pretty nice and certainly refreshing but the bubblegum is a little overwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 17:11:05 | More by samie85
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Small Bar in San Diego.

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger  frothy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting ring. Large spots of lace left behind.

Earthy aroma with subtle zesty spice countering funky saison yeast, bread and light fruit notes.  Hints of clove, banana, apple, pear, straw and grass.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of subtle, earthy funk, zesty spice and light fruit.  Hints of grass and straw along with some pear and banana. Spices are there for balance but done subtly.  Could use more funky yeast instead of the strong bread character that it possesses but its still refreshing and drinkable with a well masked ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2012 15:23:56 | More by corby112
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1.5 finger head with nice amount of lacing. Hazy golden body

S: nice Belgian yeast and sweet aroma with some peppery notes but overall mild.

T: not very sweet in the flavor. Actually a little bland. Mostly just the standard Belgian yeast and light lemony flavor.

M: light to medium body and light carbonation. Bubbles a little in your mouth in the finish.

Overall: a disappointing saison. Definitely doesn't compare to the others in the genre.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2012 03:03:04 | More by kylehay2004
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rodney45

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: Also had on tap at The Blind Tiger NYC. Poured into a tulip.

A: Hazy amber, with a quick paper white head.

S: Airy and effervescent. Pilsner malt and citrus, with a definitive belgian spice aroma.

T: First flavor profile is of plum, corriander, wheat, and cherry. Second notes are of apple, fig, pilsner malt and candied belgian sugar. A bit sweet and slightly sour, with a dry finish.

M: Light body, with high carbonation.

O: More of a summer time beer than when i had it in january in NYC. Complex flavor profile, but still refreshing and light. A really good beer.

#2 of my saison quest.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:59:11 | More by rodney45
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unclejazz

New York

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House. It poured with a light amber with a large foamy white head that left a bit of lacing. It has a pretty dull nose with note of floral spices and a bit of apricot. The taste had a touch of funk good tart fruits and a touch of roasted malts for good measure. Crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation. I would be able to enjoy this over and over. Kind of like Domain DuPage. Good effort!

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 22:23:04 | More by unclejazz
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mactrail

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In the 16 oz tulip. Attractive golden amber color with very nice lacing. Tart and spicy. Starts with a good dose of sweetness. Hops come on with a modest biterness. Ends on a dry and scratchy note. The malt is quite pleasant with the light body and makes for good drinkability, if less intrigue.

Not a bad Saison. A more watery and quaffable version than most. Great with hot shrimp and sausage gumbo at Local Habit in San Diego. Like throwing gasoline on the fire.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 06:02:37 | More by mactrail
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metter98

New York

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Idle Hands, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and left lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of floral hops—marigolds seem to stand out in particular. Notes of spices are also noticeable, while the finish has hints of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a short finish.
O: The beer is refreshing and very easy to drink but it lacks complexity in the taste and could use a bit of sourness in the nose.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 13:48:16 | More by metter98
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notchucknorris

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente

A: Clear light brown color with a 1/2 finger bone white head.

S: Definitely has a bit of spiciness along with a rich nutty smell. Some faint malts as well.

T: Not much about this beer screams "saison" to me, but it's pretty solid. Toasted nuts, caramel, a bit of ginger and indistinguishable spices and some roasted malt. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 12:17:27 | More by notchucknorris
Bahl Hornin' Mowkeef from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.