Saison - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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4/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
12-15-2012 04:00:20 | More by bskrtz
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
Serving type: 16-ounce bottle. No freshness date.
Appearance: Poured into a tulip. The color is very hazy gold. Around two fingers of off-white head dissipated to leave a thin lacing and ring around the edge.
Smell: Tame Belgian farmhouse funk lets fruity notes of orange, lemon, and grapefruit shine. It also has sweet apple and clove/pepper spice; it is very reminiscent of hefeweizen. Funky hefeweizen, that is.
Taste: It offers a surprising kick of spice to the back of the throat. The effect reminds me of curry but the flavor is more like white pepper. The other flavors create a well-balanced mélange and nothing really stands out like it does in the smell: light funk, orange, lemon, grapefruit, and spicy clove.
Drinkability: I am impressed. This may have turned me into a fan of saison.
08-09-2012 02:31:31 | More by TheQuietMan22
4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
A - Hazy golden color with a finger of bone white head that lingers for the majority of the drink.
S - The nose is absolutely bursting with deliciousness, and I cannot stress that enough. It is really incredible. Cloves, fresh baked banana bread, and a muted floral note.
T - Much like the aroma, but with the hops coming more into play than in the nose. Lovely flavors of rich breads and that tangy bite from the yeast that really ties it all together. Quite peppery/spicy on the finish.
M - Smooth and creamy with a bit of a bite on the finish.
O - We did a blind taste test with this against the New Glarus Saision, and out of 5 tasters, the Hinterland won unanimously. Pretty impressive brew, and only the second I have tried from this brewery... I will have to try some of their other offerings.
07-25-2012 02:32:53 | More by ChimRichels
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
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks to Maximum12 for this one in a trade.
A-very viscous during the pour. pale yellow with little head.
S-citrus notes crowd the nostrils and then a backing of pepper gets in there. smell is very true to style and delicious.
T-Lime with a green pepper dances on the tongue. Pretty thick mouthfeel for a saison. A grapefruitiness hops lies in the background.
M-I think the mouthfeel really hurt this beer for me. Great smell/taste but the thickness and chewiness was a bit much for this style.
06-23-2012 20:05:49 | More by danedelman
4.5/5 rDev +24%
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!
06-05-2012 18:13:11 | More by mrelizabeth
Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.