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Saison - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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81
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewcrew76 on 04-08-2012)
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Photo of mjw1200
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

mjw1200, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of RickS95
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

RickS95, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of tallfellapgh
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tallfellapgh, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of -ronin-
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

-ronin-, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of jdkitchi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jdkitchi, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of yankinwis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

yankinwis, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Thomas_Picton, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of ljthockey7
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ljthockey7, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Satan70
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Satan70, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

nickfl, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Woodman70
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Woodman70, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of JoyHelfrich
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

JoyHelfrich, May 18, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +10.2%

brandoman63, May 18, 2013
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
3/5  rDev -17.4%

AmandaSchaefer, May 13, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mixed_master7, May 04, 2013
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour produces a two finger head of white froth. Color is a hazy orange in my Duvel tulip glass.

Spicy nose with pungent coriander, floral, and Belgian yeast.

Flavor opens up after 30 minutes with a pepper bite then coriander, lemon zest and light orange. A bit more dry than the sample I tried last summer at the Oswego Brewer's fest.. That beer had stronger coriander and more sweetness which I loved but this one is still pleasant. A bit sour in the finish on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Crisp and effervescent and a good representation of the style.

Ovarall I like this one though not as well as the last sample. Next I will try/review the IPA!

312HopBomb, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

kylehay2004, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +10.2%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jplopez21, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Greggy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint Bottle poured into beer clean glass.

A- Pours a two finger bright white head which settles into a nice cap after a minute. Very good sticky white lacing. Body is golden yellow with ample fine sediment.

S- A definite lemon and pepper on the nose as well as some coriander and clove. I get a little bit of the characteristic yeasty saison yeast and some definite sweetness.

T- Starts out with ample lemon, some coriander, orange peel and just a little bit of yeast on the finish which eventually dries out. I wish I got a lot more yeasty character here.

M- Low carbonation. Smooth Finish.

O- I had this on another occasion and remembered much more yeasty saison characteristic. Either way, this is a good beer I would enjoy again in the future.

Greggy, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.38/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

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.

RblWthACoz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

weonfire, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

buschbeer, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev +10.2%

DangerDawg, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

TaylorK, Jan 13, 2013
Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.