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Late Harvest Saison | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CiderGoggles on 01-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
17.86%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at The Belfry in downtown Kansas City. I love how many beer-centric places are starting to pop up around Kansas City. Speaking of Kansas City, this brew is a KC-only release. Lucky us! Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a slightly hazy amber with orangish highlights. Atop the body sits an off-white head about a finger thick and with a consistency that reminds me of cappucino foam, with lots of smaller bubbles and very few large bubbles. Retention is short, with the head fading away to a thin line of foam around the edge of the liquid. Sparse but visible lacing here and there to hint at the levels of the liquid between drinks.

Smell - A pleasant blend of wintery spice and slight fruitiness up front, and underscored by a hint of natural sweetness from the honey. The fruitiness isn't very specific, but instead is the kind of generic phenolic fruitiness you often get from the yeast profile in a saison. I wish there was a little more funkiness to provide some depth and character of this brew, but as is, it's a nice take on the style, even if a little polite for my taste.

Taste - The spice and fruit from the yeast definitely works better with the taste than the aroma, as now the honey provides a nice sweet smoothness to compliment the hints of ginger and clover. Again, I wish there were a bit of musty funk, or even a little more dryness, but it's still a pleasant brew. Some citric notes provide a bit of balance to cut through what might otherwise be a cloying sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Body on the light side of medium, with the spices and honey lending a slightly viscous feel to the brew. Moderate carbonation and a sweet finish.

Overall, a nice brew for the right mood or occasion, but if I'm choosing a saison, I tend to prefer those that are much drier and funkier than this one. Glad to have tried it, but I won't probably lose a lot of sleep if they don't brew it again.

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Pours clear and golden with almost no lacing, almost glows. A mild cinnamon aroma, cloves and other spices. Bitter and somewhat hollow flavor, a little spice but not as forward as the aroma. High carbonation, leaves the mouth dry. Not a bad Farmhouse Ale; I expected more body and flavor but if you like your Saisons extra dry, its worth a try.

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Late Harvest Saison from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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