Wisconsin Brewing Co.

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,914
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3.6 | pDev: 9.17%
Wisconsin Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Notes: Formerly known as #007 Zenith Saison

The sun is high, the sky is clear, the mercury is rising — and everything's cool. It's summer in Wisconsin, baby, and it only comes but once a year. So ride that heat wave, bask in the glow, let your mood, mind and spirit soar right up there with that yellow ball in the sky. With one hand, drop your cares and worries and cell phone, with the other, put a kung-fu grip on this farmhouse-style saison, this coriander-and-orange-kissed brew, this delicious golden haze of a beer. Drink it in, take in the view from your personal mountaintop, and smile. Whatever the day brings, you and this brew are gonna' face it together. And it's going to be great.
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fruity, yeast, touch of honey sweetness. Taste is fruits, malts, yeast, earthy, light sourness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth trying.

May 04, 2016
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owenwood from New York

4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bit sour for a saison, but in a good way. Nice balance, a variety of fruits hitting the palate, cherry and raspberry most dominant. Not sure where the tart is coming from, but I'd drink this again, and again....

Aug 15, 2015
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simplejj81 from Wisconsin

3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crisp refreshing beer on a hot day. No farmhouse funk like some Saison beers. Overall a good beer, but not complex so i don't think it's special. Not my favorite style, so I am not the best guy to compare it to other saisons.

Jun 30, 2015
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dhannes from Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bought as part of a mix 6; poured into a Perfect Pint.

Appearance was pale, with a slight haze, reminiscent of a weiss, but duller and with a slight green/grassy tint. Head was brillant white and appealing.

Smell was a mix of lemon, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass.

My first sip reminded me of a Budweiser, but then the wheat and yeast kicked in. Yeah, I don't think there is any wheat in here, but this tastes more like a weiss than the other saisons I've tried; lemon with a hint of grapefruit...bit sour, but very yeasty. About half way through, the temperature was closer to 50 degrees, and a smoothness came out that made the flavor more buttery and less yeasty.

Feel was a bit slippery, with modest carbonation.

Overall, not what I was expecting. I would find it very hard to drink one of these to quench my thirst in the summer, due to the strong presence of yeast. Too much like a weiss for my liking; I will not purchase this again.

Mar 06, 2015
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steveh from Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new style from Kirby and his new brewhouse.

A -- Hazy golden with peach highlights. A dense white head that settles slowly.

S -- Belgian yeastiness up front with citric zest and flowery esters following. A light pepperiness and bready malts are present in the background.

T -- Some bubblegum flavors up front immediately blending into citric fruit esters and light lactic sourness. Light phenols and spiciness make up the backbone of flavors with a yeastiness in the finish and a lingering sour and herbal aftertaste.

M -- Mouthfeel is spritzy and soft and finishes dry with a light to light-medium body.

O -- A delicious, complex but easy-drinking beer. I don't go out of my way for Saisons, but I've had many over my beer-drinking life and this new one to the shelves is outstanding. Wonderfully refreshing for warm weather enjoyment.

Aug 08, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle dated 6/20/2014, poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass 7/17/2014.

A- Hazy mellow-yellow body with a half finger white head, not much retention at all. Very thin collar remains. No lacing to speak of. Fairly straightforward in appearance.

S- Freshly baked bread, yeast spices and some Belgian candi sugar. Sort of like a light tripel. Fairly decent smelling beer, no tartness or funk.

F- Bread, biscuits, candied sugar, Belgian-style yeast spices- perhaps coriander. Finish is fairly heavy on the yeast spices. This is alright, nothing offensive about it but there is nothing to write home about either. Not a lot of complexity or interesting flavours here. Just a well-done albeit boring profile.

M- Medium in body, lower in carbonation than I'd expect for a saison, but still just enough peppiness to it. Finish is yeasty spices and not much else. Fairly drinkable, as expected from its ABV. Not a bad one to have in the summer.

O- Price isn't bad, but I think I'd rather spend a few more bucks to buy Hennepin instead. That beer is similar to this one except it has more funk and tartness, bringing more complexity. This is a fairly simple farmhouse ale, and I suppose that's all it purports to be.

Jul 17, 2014
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - A nice hazy straw color with a 2 finger white head. Nice retention that left a thick collar and wads of lacing.

S - Aroma of citrus, coriander, maybe some grass and spice with floral hops. The yeast and funk is not as heavy as in some Saison styles.

T - Starts with the mild citrus, coriander, and moves into a light bitterness and spice. The yeast fills in the middle along with hints of clove, grass, and floral hops. Finish has a bit of spice.

M - Medium body and well carbonated for such a light beer Leaves the palate dry.

O - This is a decent Saison that is priced well for the summer. It has some strong points and some low points, but solid overall.

Jun 27, 2014
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