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Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin’ Mowkeef Saison

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Anderson Valley is famous for its fertile farm land, and it is these farms and their farmers that inspired Mowkeef Saison, our summer installment of the Bahl Hornin’ series. Historically, Saisons were brewed on farms in Belgium, and were designed to refresh farm hands after a long day’s work. We believe Mowkeef Saison is a nice innovation on this traditional style, and will refresh farm hands and pub goers alike. Mowkeef, which means “hay reaper” in our native Boontling, is a Saison with a traditional malt foundation, featuring a medley of malted grains including barley, rye, and oats. Unusually hopped with english noble hops, and spiced with ginger, coriander, and star anise, this straw-colored unfiltered ale is a welcome respite from summer heat, and a perfect fit with Anderson Valley’s lineup of balanced, complex, and authentic

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft. An intensely spicy and herbal beer. Slightly soapy, coriander, mint, and anise dominate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (788) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 14, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a off white head. Taste spice, citrus, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Nice bright and complex saison. English hops and rye up front. Just a little on the musty side. Wish all the new stuff from the last two years would show up in bottles - finally got a non traditional AV on tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Excellent saison, nice meadow/grassy notes some sourdough. Clear golden in color, tight white head, lacing coats the glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1537) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap at Global Beer Tap Collection. Pours a hazy orange copper with a tan head and strong aroma of citrus, fruits, and hops. Taste is of fresh hops, citrus, floral notes, bubblegum, and fruits with a dry finish. Nice, very drinkable saison

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap at Tap Global Beer Collection. Delray Beach , pours a burnt orange copper hazy color with a cream colored head. Nose is deep flavorful citrus, absolutely a great fragrance. Taste is yeasty almost with a bubblegum like taste, with some spice. Finish is citrusy and moderately long . A nice farm ale. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Anderson Valley, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose brings out Belgian yeast, dough, and spices - doesn’t smell like an authentic saison at all. Flavour confirms this, with some nice floral notes, Belgian spices, and fruity esters. Light, floral and doughy - again, nothing like an authentic saison. Still, nice refresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
A decent yet boring saison. Pours an orange with a nice thick head. Smells like citrus. Taste is like hoppy grapefruit. A little forgettable. Had on tap at Elevation 66. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap: slight haze on a golden pour with a small white head. Aroma is wheat, grass, honey, and something like strawberries. Flavor is rather dry with tart grass, wheat, hay, malt, and a light yeast note. Not a standout for me, not enough yeast funk noted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish amber with a rich beige head and a sour fruity aroma. There is a sweet fruit flavor with a nice yeast presence and a slightly tart finish.

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