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Late Harvest Saison - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Late Harvest Saison
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CiderGoggles on 01-12-2014)
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at The Belfry in downtown Kansas City. I love how many beer-centric places are starting to pop up around Kansas City. Speaking of Kansas City, this brew is a KC-only release. Lucky us! Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy amber with orangish highlights. Atop the body sits an off-white head about a finger thick and with a consistency that reminds me of cappucino foam, with lots of smaller bubbles and very few large bubbles. Retention is short, with the head fading away to a thin line of foam around the edge of the liquid. Sparse but visible lacing here and there to hint at the levels of the liquid between drinks.

Smell - A pleasant blend of wintery spice and slight fruitiness up front, and underscored by a hint of natural sweetness from the honey. The fruitiness isn't very specific, but instead is the kind of generic phenolic fruitiness you often get from the yeast profile in a saison. I wish there was a little more funkiness to provide some depth and character of this brew, but as is, it's a nice take on the style, even if a little polite for my taste.

Taste - The spice and fruit from the yeast definitely works better with the taste than the aroma, as now the honey provides a nice sweet smoothness to compliment the hints of ginger and clover. Again, I wish there were a bit of musty funk, or even a little more dryness, but it's still a pleasant brew. Some citric notes provide a bit of balance to cut through what might otherwise be a cloying sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Body on the light side of medium, with the spices and honey lending a slightly viscous feel to the brew. Moderate carbonation and a sweet finish.

Overall, a nice brew for the right mood or occasion, but if I'm choosing a saison, I tend to prefer those that are much drier and funkier than this one. Glad to have tried it, but I won't probably lose a lot of sleep if they don't brew it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2014 04:59:11 | More by LambicPentameter
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Late Harvest Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.