Saison | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brewcrew76 on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good that a restaurant in Packerland ventured outside of stereotypical fare.... and succeeds!
I wouldn't imagine that this Saison goes with a lot on Hinterland's menu... interesting as it reads.
Yet they made a nice ale that I Had on tap at Graze, a farm-to-table restaurant on Madison's Capitol Mall.

This looks typical, but the lace lightly coats the entire glass, a bit like typical APAs.
Aroma is mostly coriander and spicy, floral. Malts comes through in the taste; seemingly sweet mostly.
The mouthfeel is right for food, barely enough carbonation to clear the palate for the next bite. (I had a beet burger and fries... so how does a balanced ale go wrong with that?)

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Photo of kinggimp
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

It's a darker shade of yellow and hazy with a 3 finger bright white head. Long lasting retention that coats the glass with thick lacing. I can pick on the spice right away. Nice amounts of straw, bread, yeast, and some citrus notes, lemon zest. Starts out with yeast, bread, and some grassiness. Moves into a light lemony citrus flavor that is quickly cast aside by the peppers, spice, and clove. A creamy body with soft carbonation. Spicy and dry on the finish.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobob10
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. First time seeing this in my area, so I decided to give it a try on a whim.

Orange/amber color with a one finger fluffy white head. Very hazy and a good amount of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle, which I was not expecting. Aroma was potent and probably the best part of the beer. Big whiffs of pepper, coriander, and lemongrass. So strong that it overshadowed any malt or hops. The spice carries over into the taste and it is very prominent. It gets tiresome by the end of the beer as its a bit rough on the palate. Finishes very dry.

This is a one and done beer for me. The spice additions dominate the beer and could be scaled back to improve it a bit. Best drank with food, possibly a Thai dish with lots of herbs or chiles.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SF_Posse
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice smell to thise one. A nice Farmhouse version.

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Photo of tazzman
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djhowell
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at the Milwaukee Hinterland on tap. Pours clear gold under a thick off-white head. Has a lemony aroma. Initial citrus flavor segues into more peppery taste in the finish.

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Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lesingnon
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy/hazy golden color with white head. Raw wheat, spice, slight citrus notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little spice and bready note.

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Photo of puftdank
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginepiece
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gollem
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the best US saisons I've had, certainly since I found a pint of it on sale for 2.99. That's hard to beat anyways, and to my surprise I had chanced into a really real tasting saison that's all yeasty and hairy, with that great smell and feel of grassland and summer. I'll get this again if I can, and I'll pay more if I have to.

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Photo of Jnez23
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not that in to the finish, a mix of spice and liquorish!

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Saison from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.83 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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