Saison - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
Three finger head with excellent retention on a golden with burnt orange hues body. Excellent lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, floral notes, corriander and candy sugar with a little Belgian yeast. A little light but likely under the cover of the large head. Flavors is much different than expected, not very sweet, more lightly sour or tart with fruits taking a back seat to herbal hops, Belgian yeast, roasted malts and peppercorn. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation with a fairly dry finish. Nice representation of the style. My first from the brewery and I was very pleased.
04-17-2013 00:54:47 | More by kylehay2004
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
Pours a murky golden orange, hazed with suspended sediment. Lasting head or foam, spotty soapy lacing inside the glass.
Coriander dominates the aroma, soft orange and sage in the background, slightly sweet, floral, and spice driven.
Sweet grain, spices, again mainly coriander and sage. Floral bitterness in the aftertaste. Dusty wheat, orange pith, and dried lemon peel. Medium bodied, supple feel, a touch soapy from the spices. Drinkable and quenching, though a bit wet and sweet for a saison.
04-30-2012 01:13:18 | More by emerge077
2.38/5 rDev -34.4%
Whew. This tastes like I am biting into a pile of herbs or something. It's way overboard, and the saison tones are quite soapy. No balance at all here. I think that after recently trying Liopard Oir, my standards for a saison have been refreshed in my mind. Unfortunately, this comes nowhere close. A miss, in my book.
03-06-2013 04:05:02 | More by RblWthACoz
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, dark golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.
S - Musty, slightly spicy malt with herbal hops and a hint of floral character.
T - Sweet, thick malt up front with herbal continental hops in the middle. Finishes with lightly peppery yeast character and lingering spicy hops.
M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - Well made, it hits al the right points, but it just doesn't do much for me. The hop character is nice, but the yeast never jumps out at you the way it does in the best examples of the style.
06-01-2013 05:00:28 | More by nickfl
4/5 rDev +10.2%
(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.
09-23-2013 20:58:31 | More by rhoadsrage
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
Hrd to keep the chunky sediment out of the glass. Pretty good bubbling and a strong film of foam that leaves some sticky lace and for almost all sixteen ounces.
Earthy, Spring fruit nose. Smells yeasty and dry with a just hint of melon.
Pretty sweet, yeasty flavor to this saison. One of the sweetest of memory. Dry banana and melon mixed in a light earthy melange of sweet toasted malt and soft hopping.
Palate is carbonated, but not as bubbly as I like in my saisons. Palate is dry yet oily on teh back of the tongue.
12-23-2012 22:03:46 | More by scruffwhor
4.53/5 rDev +24.8%
16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip
A - Lazy carbonation travels through the pretty clear golden-hued brew to it's frothy and lingering eggshell head. Heavy lace clings to the glass for a beautiful and style-perfect appearance.
S - Spicy overtones from Hinterland's Saison bring white pepper and lemongrass to the forefront, focusing in on the yeast esters very nicely. Complimentary floral hop notes continue the rustic aroma through to it's pale malt backbone for an exemplary nose.
T - The bouquet of yeast esters develops further in flavor, incorporating chalky clay and subtle apricot fruit into the white pepper and lemongrass taste but floral, citrusy hops become the focus (though not by much) tasting like a full-on Lemonhead. Malt support is spot-on as it's sweetness gently cuts through spice and bitterness for a balanced finish.
M - This medium-bodied saison has a perfect carbonation level; prickly but not sharp, which helps the malt in cutting through some of the spiciness and hop bitterness for a well-balanced but lingering finish.
O - Hinterland's Saison might be all over the map with complex fragrant yeast esters and distinctive hop flavor (and higher than usual bitterness) but the end result is a harmonious brew; one of the better American-brewed Saison-style beers out there, especially if you like Lemonheads, which is certainly what it tends to remind me of.
10-02-2013 00:14:58 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
Pours a clean deep yellow color, with a white head. In the aroma, small earth notes and a little spice too. In the taste, spicy, earthy, and a nice yeast presence. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry earth and yeast aftertaste. The color scared me a bit, but nice earth and spice all the way through.
06-01-2012 20:18:26 | More by OWSLEY069
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
This beer pours a slightly cloudy, tarnished gold in color with a one finger bright white, soapy head. The nose is impressive right off the bat. It features a lot of lemon rhind, a cardamom esque spice, light citrusy yeast, and light hay. The flavors are very well rounded. There is a lot of spicing, a lot of cardamom, and the citrusy peel aspect isn’t over the top. The yeast character is near perfect. It has really nice flavor. It drinks light in body and leaves behind plenty of spice. It’s pretty interesting. For an American made saison, this is pretty solid. While I may get flack for this, I would say that it is a poor man’s version of Fantome Hiver, with a much lighter mouthfeel.
07-01-2012 05:49:28 | More by aasher
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
A - Slightly hazy golden with a fluffy white head leaving huge strands of sticky lace.
S - Strong lemongrass and lemon peel aroma. Black pepper, ginger with some grainy malt.
T - Lemongrass leads to black pepper and ginger. Some lemon peel and graham cracker type malt. The spices appear much stronger than I remember in the draft version that has been around for the last few months.
M - Medium body with lively carbonation. I remember the draft version being a bit drier but the heavier spicing in this one seems to leave a bit more mouthfeel.
D - One of the best spiced Saisons I remember having. I think I like a little less spicing that I remember in the draft version although this bottle is extremely fresh.
04-08-2012 00:51:04 | More by brewcrew76
4.18/5 rDev +15.2%
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.
04-22-2012 23:50:36 | More by DaPeculierDane
Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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