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Wildflower Saison - Four Winds Brewing Co.

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Wildflower SaisonWildflower Saison

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very good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 26
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rutager on 10-11-2013

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 26
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking 750, cork was difficult to remove.

Appearance. Pours orange-gold with a little haze and a small, bubbly head that faded fast.

Smell. Honey and marigolds, some light sweet spices and just a touch of spicy saison yeast.

Taste. Honey and sweet flowers (are any flowers sweet?? whatever, that's what it tastes like), delicate spicing along the lines of nutmeg and pepper, some light grassy hops, and again just a touch of spicy saison yeast.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, very low carbonation ...a bit too low. Maybe it was just this bottle but it's a shame.

Overall. The only complaint about the beer is that very low level of carbonation ...which also brought the appearance down and is probably what made that damn cork so hard to remove. Very tasty beer though.

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light tart notes with some floral notes of wildflowers. Taste is a nice mix between some herbal notes, floral grass and some light tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Lovely beer with nice level of complexity but retaining great drinkability.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A bit of a gusher that poured a bright orange/yellow colour with a huge amount of off white head that slowly reduced to a thin layer

Funk and spice with a big floral bouquet. Chamomile is discernible. A light needy sweetness.

Tart and funky up front that immediately gives way to a huge floral/chamomile bouquet. Slight beeady sweetness in the background.

Medium body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass
Thanks to FondueVoodoo for the bottle

Pours a hazy, orangey straw color with a massive 3+ finger cloudy head that lasts forever and leaving curtains of lace. The nose is yeasty with hints of bread and biscuits; grassy and very floral. On the palate, the yeast is still present along with some malt notes and white pepper, but the floral notes are right up front (chamomile, lavender, and old-lady potpourri). The finish is crisp, clean and hoppy dry. It has medium body and carbonation (not over-carbed as the head suggested) making it light and refreshing.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this one.

Poured from a 750ml bottle, only visible bottling date is 2014.

A totally hazy, orange-gold body fills the glass with whipped white foam. Very citrusy in the aroma and light on spices. Flavor is light, refreshing, bit of tart lemon, herbal, earthy and peach slices. A well done saison.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with cork and cage. Bottled on February 18, 2014.

We sampled this at the brewery last summer and have been excited to see this bottled.

A: Medium amber in colour with 4 fingers of bone white billowy head leaving clumps of lacing as it slowly settles.

S: Yeasty bread, faint lemon together with strong floral and herbal notes of chamomile, lavender and clover. Possible hints of mint.

T: Initial taste is of traditional saison yeasts, wheaty, lemony and lightly spiced. This is quickly followed by strong herbal notes, mainly chamomile, and mineralness. Finishes with slightly bitter hops and lightly soapy.

M: Moderate bodied and medium level of carbonation.

O: Another solid offering from Four Winds which is showing that they know how to make a great saison along the lines of those offered by Logsdon and Upright.

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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to FondueVoodoo for this one!

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice very thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Saison yeast, alot of floral notes, cloves, some pepper and sweet honey.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of floral notes, Saison yeast, some breadiness, cloves, light pepper and honey.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. This is a fantastic Saison! I wish I had access to this year round!

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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There seems to be quite a bit of variation from batch to batch with Four Winds so far - good thing is all their batches are delicious! So excited to see a local brewery using corks and experimenting with some exotic and interesting beer styles. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Four Winds.

A: Mine poured a hazy golden orange with healthy, finely bubbled head that reduces to a thick film. The film never goes away. My batch must be different from rutager's as there's no shortage of carbonation here.

S: Probably my favourite feature of the beer is the smell. Flowers, honey, some spiciness.

T: Some caramel in that malt, begins as a well-rounded saison should and then gives way to chamomile and flower petals. This batch doesn't have overpowering chamomile, but it is a major part of the finish.

M: This batch's carbonation is great, with fine bubbles popping gently in the mouth. It retains the crisp, light nature of a saison but has a velvety maltiness too.

O: I'm totally pleased with this bottle and I had high hopes for it. It's not mind-blowing but it's quite excellent to me.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Every batch is a little bit different. Darker amber, with hints of copper. Big, white head and a huge floral scent with a bit of spice and "barnyard" scent. The floral profile carries over nicely into the flavor, and this is incredibly easy to drink. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, but the solution is to have another sip. Great beer, and extremely enjoyable. The bottle version had a large dose of chamomile vs. the brewery version, but this isn't a problem if you enjoy chamomile.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: deep orange amber liquid with a massive 1" foamy white head.

S: sulphur, honey, lemon, grass, elderflowers and chamomile.

T: honey, caramel, chamomile and elderflowers.

M: perfect viscosity and a medium to low level of carbonation.

O: Good saison, but the chamomile is a bit heavy handed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, straw colour, clear, three fingers of thick, creamy head
S: Grainy and malty, distinct chamomille notes, slightly spicy
T: Bold grainy flavors up-front, eases into very sweet honey and chamomille flavors, balanced out by some mild spicyness
M: Medium-light body, perfect amount of carbonation, smooth, slightly sweet finish
0: A very interesting beer, has all the nice grainy malt characteristics of a saison, with added sweetness of wildflower flavors, particularly chamomille. Drinking something with the word wildflower never felt so manly

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750ml bottle.

Slightly cloudy gold with strong effervescence and large billowy head. (The bottle did gush a little and the cork looked to be pushing itself up against the cage). Spicy floral and grassy nose. Tart. Herbal and stone-fruit flavours with a noticeable touch of chamomile. Moderate carbonation. Hop flavours have faded. Quite enjoyable.

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Wildflower Saison from Four Winds Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.