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Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin’ Mowkeef Saison

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Mini growler picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. Pretty cheap at I think $8ish.. Clean pretty standard spicy saison notes that remind me of light clove and white peppercorn... interesting mix of oat and wheat flavor.. ginger with warmth and something that I associate with grain of paradise??? Nice saison for sure but relies too much on the spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5495) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2016
On tap at boise CoOp. Pours out a golden topped with a nice head. Nose is sweet wheat some spice and a nice grain. Taste is more of the spice wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8922) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2015
Tap at Bud. Orange, hazy, fine low head. Proper saison nose, grains, citrus, spicy yeast. Sorachi Ace-like flavor, though it seems that is just the spices, biscuits, oak, vanilla. Cedar. A bit too spicy, but crisp and good enough. Get rid of most of the spices and it would be great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
This release doesn’t seem like it should work when you read the deScription but the outcome manages to twist a traditional saison into a unique American harvest ale. If it were bottled and widely available it could carve out its own niche easily.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy base and fresh pasty white head shine. Starch, wheat, and light lemons offset the scent of recently baled hay.

Flavor / Palate - Bright 7UP, lemons, hay, and fresh grass clippings emerge after just a few sips. The blossoming transition develops a floral aspect that blooms into a strong finish. By taking the saison and reinventing it Anderson Valley has left their own mark on the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Kolsch like aromas with lots of fruit esters: peach, banana and some grape. Taste is very similar to a kolsch. This is not a saison at all I guess. Almost no carbonation as well. Very bland and simple kolsch under the guise of saison. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1706) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 4, 2015
Draft. Pale amber color. Aroma and flavor with a touch of acidity, fruit, pear and apple, wet cellar, malt sweetness and light sour apple. Like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1204) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Really good tasting. A little week on aroma but really tasty. Looks pretty dark as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10894) - 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 (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, 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 (9409) - 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

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