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East End Wooden Nickel - 5th Anniversary Saison

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A dry, hoppy saison brewed for the 5th Anniversary of East End Brewing. Available in 1-liter flip-top bottles.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Aroma of spice, tea, and almost a sweet peach note. Pretty sweet with a bit of bitterness in the end. A slight peppery spice. A kind of fuller body than most saisons I’ve had. Decent, but not great.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Another bottle courtesy of Deuane.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dry, chewy, yeasty, lemons, oranges, light barn yard funk and some light peppery spice. Pretty good so far.

T - Flavors are pretty similar to the nose. Starts off with some chewy yeast slowly giving way to a mix of light fruitiness; mostly lemon and orange; light funk, and some peppery spice. This one dries the pallet out pretty quickly. The finish is a mix of chewiness and light spice, lingering for a short period of time.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Spicy, dry, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.

O - Pretty good. I didn’t notice any carbonation problems in this bottle like others mentioned. It still had plenty of flavor and it tasted pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
1L Bottle shared at a tasting today. The appearance is hazy and light orange hued. The beer appears a but lifeless and still in the glass, with virtually no head or lacing. The aroma brings scents of slightly musty citrus and alcohol. Flavor is ok. I find it a bit bland, especially in the finish. Slightly undercarbonated, the feel is average. Overall, a mediocre brew. At least it comes in a giant vessel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-17-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Nice yeasty aroma with orange peel, jasmine tea, and sweet pale malt. Light hoppy notes, floral, with a slight acidic-lactic tang. Butterscotch amber in color, hazy, with thin sudsy white lightly lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts pretty sweet, with orange peel, jasmine tea, coriander, lemon zest and yeasty goodness. Mild lactic undertones. Finishes sweet with light yeast bitterness and very little hops. Mild after. Good saison but just a little sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Tasted on 7/20/11 from a 1-liter bottle obtained in a trade. Pours hazy bright orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thin layer of even lace, leaving a ton of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is spicy and lightly bitter with some kumquat tart fruit, and lightly sweet bread and toast aromas. The flavor is lightly sweet up front with the toasted bread malt, moving to the spicy and kumquat fruit notes, with a very light hint of earthy dry leaves as well. The body is medium with average, but stinging carbonation, and a medium toasted and spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Picked this bottle up at Capone’s. Pours a moderate orange color with a tiny white head. The nose brings some sweetness and a mild citrus presence. The taste doesn’t bring all that much yeast and just has a bit of sweet malt. Some really pale amounts of citrus. Feel is a bit cloying. Drinkability is average, and this doesn’t really have all that many characteristics of a good saison. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-10-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Poured into a tulip. This beer has a lot to live up too considering how good the 4th anniversary brew was. 4.0 A: Hazy orange brown color. Two fingers of pillowy white head with average retention and reasonable amounts of lacing. 4.0 S: Earthy hops. Plenty of spiciness going on here with emphasis on corriander, clove, and pepper. Orange peel, musty funkiness, and yeasty. 4.0 T: For the most part, follows the nose. Clove is the dominant spice, with pepper second, then corriander. A bit sweet and bready for a saison. Some hay funkiness, grassy hops, and chewy yeastiness. 3.5 M: Medium body, but heavier than average. This could use a bit more carbonation. Otherwise pretty smooth. 3.5 D: I drank the liter by myself, but I wish I had a buddy with me. A bit too sweet to drink this much. Otherwise, a fairly solid brew. Doesn’t even compare to Toaster, but I guess nothing ever will. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-07-2010 03:12:36

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 6. Hazy gold on the pour with a medium, white head. Holds a pleasant, natural aroma with notes of grass, herbs and citrus. Nice flavor, lightly sweet with crackery malts, some pepper and herbs, mild citrus and grass hops. Light to medium in body with average to lively carbonation. Dries out a bit in the finish, crisp and clean, slightly doughy and earthy, with notes of yeast, lemon, grains and grass. Wonderful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
bottle thanks to exiled. poured hazy yellow with a white head. aroma was peach, fruity, and clove. flavor was fruity, lemon, grain, and clove?? body was light and fizzy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3423) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle @ PPSG’10. Orange golden pour with white head. Spices, citrus, and light yeast and malt aroma. Flavor is peppery, yeast, and toasted malt with a hint of citrus.


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