Saison D'Hiver | Ore Dock Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
ore-dock.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by feelin_iffy on 01-30-2013

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
5.56%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours blackish. Thick, foamy, tall off white head that fades pretty fast to a rocky head.

Smells spice, funk, dark fruit hints and roasted malt.

Tastes roasted malt and some spicey yeast funk. Followed by some dark chocolate, raisin and plum. Finish is semi dry with a rich malt Lindsey. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

STYLE Imperial Black Saison | ABV 8.3% | AVAILABILITY Seasonal

Peppery, Fruitcake, Yeasty, Warming

Although offering a little taste of winter, I’m really not sure how much of a Saison this really is and being an Imperial Black one at that just creates that much more confusion. It tastes somewhere between a Dubbel and a Belgian Stout, while the 8.3% ABV flaunts some warmth but stays quaffable. I would love to see more Belgians from Ore Dock. Saison D’Hiver is a real lollapalooza of a Belgian-inspired brew.

Look 3.75 | Smell 4.25 | Taste 3.75 | Feel 4.50 | Overall 3.75

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #104 (SEP 2015)

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Photo of feelin_iffy
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this Saison off the Taproom Tap poured into a fluted style pint glass.

A- Near black body with a slight reddish mud tinge that poured a small one finger head that quickly dissipated to a etched lacing.

S- Black Cherry front with raisin, bitter chocolate and success

T-Very complex, dried cherries and other indiscernible fruit, slight taste of dates, white pepper and resin. Finishes with a bubble gum draw

M-Very smooth, almost fizzy like carbonation that adds to the appeal, ends dry and balanced

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Saison D'Hiver from Ore Dock Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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