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Saison - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A classic Belgian-style farmhouse ale; unfiltered, bright and light-bodied. The yeast gives an earthy, fruity and spicy character with a refreshing finish.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 02-23-2008)
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Reviews by boelker62:
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boelker62

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3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - poured a deep straw under a thin little white head. Slight haze on this batch.

S - heavy malt base of grains and straws poking through in a teasing manner. Light floral hops punched through the hops and yeast.

T - the initial hint of sweetness is overcome by the complexity of all the aforementioned aromas. Quite nice.

M - nice little alcohol bite with a slower finish to it.

D - surely, I could session this one, it's just the slight dryness without the depth of the complexity is what has it pull a bit short. Still, solid offereing from IH.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2007 16:54:09 | More by boelker62
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Saison from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.