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Saison - Four Winds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 5.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JasonLovesBeer on 10-25-2013)
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Reviews by Agent1:
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into a flute. Not very active. Very few bubbles rise to the top (possibly the sign of poor carbonation) and the white head dissipates fairly quickly. A golden amber. Overall, a typical Saison color. Very little lacing.

Smell - Subtle grassy notes, coriander, brown sugar, ginger, fresh cut wheat, lightly bready/ yeasty, subtle hops (barely detect Cascade, which is a good thing in my opinion -- a traditional Belgian Saison usually never uses American hops) and subtle floral notes.

Taste - This may be this beer's strongest trait. Nothing unique or ballsy here, but a well-balanced, reasonably complex Saison. Flowers, honey, coriander, vanilla, pilsner malt, banana leaf, soft/light breadiness, orange peel, candied orange, faint butterscotch notes and wheat or grassy characteristics. Citrusy and dry. Very nice. Again, nothing new, but a really great job at balancing various elements. A surprisingly nice use of hops, and to be honest, I am a bit shocked that the "Pacific Northwest Cascade" hops didn't ruin this beer for me, which it had full potential to do. Nice bittering and the hops really pull it all together.

Mouthfeel - Not bad. Nice, balanced attack on the tongue and mouth. You can feel this everywhere, but mostly on the front of the mouth. Not the greatest use of carbonation, and I feel this beer would really pop with more.

Overall - This is a solid Sasion. Surprisingly, non-Americanized for a Saison brewed with West Coast/ American hops! Well disguised and balanced. My one major complaint is that it needs more active yeast, and as a result, more carbonation in the bottle. This would improve the overall activity, mouthfeel and head dilemma that I feel this suffers from. If Four Winds was to really crank the carbonation up, I would score this beer much higher. The rating I give this on taste really helped make up for the poor appearance and mouthfeel lashing I dealt it. That being said, it's delicious and I would buy this again, given the cost.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 04:32:15 | More by Agent1
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A: An exceptionally clear yellow gold with 3 fingers of slightly off-white head which settles to a thin layer with plenty of lacing.

S: Traditional saison yeasts along with bright lemons and slightly spicy pepper notes. Hints of grains and wet grass in the background with a light dankness.

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Their "standard" saison available in the tasting room. Really impressed by these guys!

A: Rich gold with modest head that dissipates to nearly nonexistance

S: A sharp spicy note combined with apples, banana bread. Some citrus as well.

T: Rich spices of clove, maybe nutmeg or cinnamon? Rich and flavourful throughout, this is a wonderful saison. Slightly tart and quite fruity with a little bit of a straw-like finish. Apples, pears, apricots and peaches along the way.

M: A bit light on the carbonation, but otherwise great.

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