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Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin’ Mowkeef Saison

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1186) - 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 (1229) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayOfBeer (652) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. This is a solid saison. There is a phenolic yeast character. There are some floral notes, a form bitterness, grainy, and some astringency.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Basically ginger beer and not a Saison. At least not of what I have experienced. Girly beer. Yuck. It is unbelieveable how many bad beers I will try to get to a great one. This ones is pretty bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Appearance: Served up a hazed, golden-amber body with a medium-sized, creamyish, white head.

Smell: A mingled, mixed aroma of waterlogged spices atop the base malt melange.

Taste: Initially tangy, but also a bit sugary. Slightly grainy. Some appleskin and apricot fruitiness. Some perceived ’heat’ from the ginger, a little anise, too. Slight bitterness. Remains tangy, vaguely fruity until the drying finish with some lingering spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: If I were to line up my saisons in order of preference, Mowkeef would be right near the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3666) - - NOV 18, 2012
growler. slight haze in a gold beer with small head. nose is mainly pale malt, not really getting any spices of other grains. subtle spice addition that brings forth an almost herbal, minty character which is confusing considering the spices are ginger and anise. i suppose the coriander is most prominent. palate is light, dry, crisp. nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Keg at City Swiggers, NYC thanks to Sander. Pours clear, dark gold with a frothy, white cream head. Toasty wheat aroma, lots of spices, grain. Medium sweet flavor, spicy, with light citrus, pumpkin, coriander, faint dry grass. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly dry to finish with toasty malts, light grass, herbs and spices, some toasty sugars. A very enjoyable saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Draft. Pale uellow, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is dust and white pepper, very bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Location: Draft at Iron Monkey, 9/22/11

Aroma: This beer has a citrus, spice, and floral nose to it
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color, with a lasting white head, and medium lace
Flavor: The taste has some fresh citrus, sweetness, a little spice and light bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is medium, it has a creamy feel, a soft carbonation, and a clean finish
Overall Impression: I found this to be a very solid offering from Anderson Valley. The nose was a little dull, but overall, this was some good stuff.

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