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Saison - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
83
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a pint bottle into a pint glass
A: Wheat-yellow color (if that makes sense) with a one-finger head
S: Lemongrass, wheat and spice, though there's also a distinct note of something that reminds me of laundry detergent- not necessarily bad just out of place
T: Coriander, basil, lemongrass, white pepper. Tastes okay but could use some wheat/hops on top of the herbs/spice
M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth, good carbonation
O: Interesting to try, fits the style well but probably not a repeat purchase

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

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip
6.3% ABV

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.

Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.