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Saison | Four Winds Brewing Co.

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3.92/5
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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Winds Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
fourwindsbrewing.ca

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,632
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
72
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dubnation
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tpop1005
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyerzrule
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Imperial pint glass so that may be an issue...beer poured deep hazy gold. Nice off white head with moderate retention. Aroma is mix of hay, earth, and some funk. No hops aroma. Taste is hay upfront, followed by mild bitterness and some earthy flavor. Mouthfeel is moderately thick - seems a little too think for the color. Overall, I'd prefer a little more crispness although since the beer was served in an imperial pint glass, it's quite possible the beer or old or not stored properly by the bar as well.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

400ml glass at Craft Beer Market in Edmonchuk - a supposedly 'hidden' tap offering, so thanks for letting me into the club, I guess.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium golden copper colour, with a thin cap of wispy and faintly bubbly off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of lace anywhere near the tulip-shaped serving vessel as things slowly get a move on.

It smells of canned pear syrup, some indistinct tropical melon fruitiness, sort of grainy pale and wheat malt, an ethereal yeasty edginess, some subtle white pepper spice, and very meek earthy and floral hop bitters. The taste is slightly dull old-school yeast, more sugary pear and apple fruitiness, a ghostly sense of white cheesy funk, the standard pale and wheat malt duad, faded earthy spice, and more plain leafy and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are less than active in their lazy-ass frothiness (for the general style), the body a decent middleweight, and more or less smooth, no yeast or spice infractions here, boyo! It finishes off-dry, the varied hoppiness cutting into that still heady lingering pome fruitiness.

Well, leave it to Four Winds to mess around with a base style just enough to make it seem even better to me (if probably not so to the purists, but ah, fuck 'em). Fruity, duh, and very easy to drink - a patio winner, I'm sure, if I were to ever make it out to this joint during that season.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kobold
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at local nectar dispensary.

Look: A murky, deep straw glow reminiscent of an orange hued late afternoon sun. The foam retention appeared tenuous.

Smell: A wandering effervescence of banana esters and clove phenols. The anticipated barnyard spirit, however, was haunting cups elsewhere.

Taste: The earliest stage of ingestion passed like sweetened chlorine followed by an acceptable alcholic petting. The sip then transitioned into a soft whipping of polished leather smoothed by bubblegum and stone. A muffled lemon tang lightly numbed the lips while within a candied sweetness merged with a shadowed sourness to complete the consumption.

Feel: A neither prickly nor indifferent carbonation. In all actuality quite a creamy feel.

Overall: The booziness seems a tad strong, detrimentally masking the hay of the farmhouse. I do like the lingering tart-sweetness, however.

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4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yvr - delayed flight back via Seattle. Jan 2016

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N_E_Beer
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a little cloudy, very carbonated. Very floral, a bit peppery, and yeasty. Very pleasant finish, glad I picked this up.

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very spicy and yeasty. Thanks Dr. Reuven for bringing back. Fresh and lacy. Above average mouthfeel. Uninteresting and lots of characteristics at the same time.

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Saison from Four Winds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 72 ratings