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Saison - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
86
very good

32 Reviews
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Reviews: 32
Hads: 143
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brewcrew76 on 04-08-2012

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 143
Reviews by bskrtz:
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served cold in glass pint at Fat Pour, Chicago

A) Hazy golden straw with soapy white head. Shines bright when held to the light

S) Sour dough, banana, clove, apple pie. Lots of yummy stuff.

T) Smooth and refreshing. Sweet caramel malt, mild hops. lemon zest

M) Mediium body with ample carbonation, mild esthers

O) Excellent interpretation of the classic farmhouse ale. (373 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After reading Robin Shepard's favorable review in the Isthmus, I thought I'd give this one a go.
Pours into a Duvel tulip a gentile orange with a thick, frothy off-white foam.
Spicy and floral aroma of lemongrass and chamomile. Lemon. Ginger.
Taste is surprisingly spicy with a strong black pepper presence. Lemon grass hits the top of the palate and the lengthy finish closes with a touch of ginger. A lively yeast character adds depth and a very slight hint of funk. No flaws or negative traits to speak of.
Very spicy and assertive mouthfeel. Medium bodied with aggressive carbonation.
Exceptionally drinkable. I think I'll be buying numerous four packs of this well priced beer this spring. (695 characters)

Photo of MadScientist
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: a medium golden beer with great clarity and a rocky, white head with good retention.

S: There are medium black pepper and spicy hops aromas dominating the nose with a slight clove spice. Some fruity esters. The hops smell so fresh that they have that brightness like having just been dumped into the boil kettle while brewing; they bring a moderate amount of grassiness and some lemon citrus notes.

T: Medium-strong citrus and spice flavors with a medium hops bitterness. The spice is a blend of slightly more pepper than clove. The hops are mostly a spice Saaz-like with some lemon character. There is a good amount of Pils malt with a light sweetness but balance is fairly bitter and the finish is dry. An orange fermentation character comes through the more it warms.

M: A moderately light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

O: A dry, spicy somewhat fruity beer with a good amount of hops character; everything that I enjoy about the Saison style. Worth looking for when your in WI. and would be nice great to find locally. (1,048 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Milwaukee Hinterland on tap. Pours clear gold under a thick off-white head. Has a lemony aroma. Initial citrus flavor segues into more peppery taste in the finish. (175 characters)

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a Nonic)
A- There is just a touch of hazy to the golden orange body with a strong carbonation supporting a wispy snow white sticky head.

S- A mineral water aroma with some malt note and a soft saison yeast ester finish.

T- There is a nice fresh lightly toasted malt flavor leads to a mellow saison ester flavor then some green pineapple weed hops in the finish. A gentle bitter note lingers. There is also a mineral note to the Saaz hops that come through.

M- The medium mouthfeel as a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a mellow ester profile with a nice balance to the malt flavor and hops are also in balance. Nice session beer and a unique take on the saison style. (697 characters)

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mrelizabeth
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped into Hinterland Milwaukee on Eerie St., and was given this bottle to sample. Very friendly folks, and a great, slightly up-scale gastropub.

A- great body color, slightly more amber than most saisons. About one-two fingers of foam, good lacing throughout tasting.

S- malty, hops rising just a touch. Bread with a lingering fruity yeast.

T- starts smooth, then you get the yeast (banana/clove), then you get a great peppery blast. Slightly malty finish.

M- refreshing. enough carbonation to spread the flavors over your tongue. Pepper lingers, but not uncomfortably. Wonderful balance of ingredients.

O- a very, very good Saison. A simple bottle, easy to overlook, but you'll be sorry if you do. Pick up a pack and enjoy them! (737 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of RickS95
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this on draft at Bar Louie because they were out of Hennepin.

Pours a fairly clear but dark golden straw color. Doesn't look like much body from the pour. Head had good retention and a nice lace.

Smell was good for the style with the typical farmhouse funkiness you expect. Dank citrus fruits and some white pepper spice dominate.

Taste was a step down because the pepper overwhelms. Really, nothing else is noticed.

Mouthfeel also suffers because my palate is ruined from he spice. A bitterness in the the finish is the only thing else to pick up.

Overall it's a fair beer, just nothing to write home about. (617 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.