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Wildflower Saison - Four Winds Brewing Co.

Wildflower SaisonWildflower Saison

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BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%


Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 10-11-2013)
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Reviews by JefferyYoung:
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-05-2013 20:15:50 | More by JefferyYoung
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Justindouglas7


5/5  rDev +21.1%

03-31-2014 02:35:37 | More by Justindouglas7
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-12-2014 23:53:56 | More by schopenhauerale
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
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.




Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:45:50 | More by FondueVoodoo
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 06:44:20 | More by ZachT
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-06-2014 20:57:06 | More by 604growler
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-17-2013 04:20:29 | More by chickenm
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-07-2013 01:07:41 | More by mdaschaf
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-04-2013 06:33:42 | More by smekermann
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:42:29 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 23:19:03 | More by DaftCaskBC
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 01:30:10 | More by BDTyre
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 00:34:28 | More by Rutager
Wildflower Saison from Four Winds Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.