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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Traditionally, this Belgian style farmhouse ale was brewed in the winter to be enjoyed in the summer. Well, us revolutionaries pay little heed to such silly traditions. We brew our Saison year round because, frankly, we don’t want to wait so long for such a delicious beer. Hired Hand perfectly blends malty and sour notes, with a refreshing dry finish. Enjoyed by laborers and leaders alike.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bergstaden (2332) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2016
Golden with a white head - Malt and some spicy belgian yeasty aromas - Malt body with a spicy yeasty flavour - The malt and spciyness from yeast goes into the finish - This was nice

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privėes Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 7 2016; eye: caramel, semi-opaque, no effervescence, voluminous beige head that turns into a sheet, slight lacing; nose: Madeira, fig; mouth: Madeira, fig, finale in Madeira, medium body, rather carbonated, mildly sweet, fizzy texture; overall: disappointing FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 6,5 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 7 avril 2016; œil : caramel, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige abondante qui se transforme en une mince couverture, très légère dentelle; nez : madère, figue; bouche : madère, figue, finale en madère, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture pétillante; en résumé : décevant

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - OCT 1, 2015
Excellent, full bodied saison. Refreshing, gentle acidity, rustic aroma. Everything I love in a Belgian-style saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Fruity, bitter and crisp hoppy. Dry and solid hoppy. Phenolic and toasted, fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18114) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Slightly hazy golden beer with a rich offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grassy, perfume, yeast notes, herbal, hay, some floral notes. Hoppy floral citrus flavor, grassy, perfume, yeasty, some spices. Decent quite ordinary saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6317) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2015
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, slightly floral yeasty aroma, notes of apricot, dried yellow stone fruit, a slightly bready touch. Taste is slightly dry, subtle sweetness, hints of apricot, dried yellow stone fruit, slightly bready undertones. Mild and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21796) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
19th July 2015
Lightly hazy deep gold beer, big cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Malts are smooth with a little creamy sweetness. Mild spice and light dried fruits. Semi sweet floralness. Smooth semi dry finish. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts here. Comes together very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy orange-gold, with a creamy, dense white head and thick lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus, wheat, honey, slight pine needle...pretty nice. Seems a little too bitter for a saison, not true to style but still very nice. The complex flavors that underline the bittersweet top make up for the overhopping. Lots of citrus and sweet malt, some mineral flavors, not quite sour enough for me but still slightly sour, strong alpha hop bitterness that adds some pine. Has a soft palate, medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Light cloudy orange with a biege head. Candied sugar, yeast, light caramel malt, bit of dough. Moderate carbonation and body, easy to drink, somewhat sweet, dry and yeast on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
These guys are great at there aroma and champagne like carbonation that really goes with the phenolic banana pear orange zest nose. Flavor is mouth prickling good ness. Great orange spice flavors with dry finish.


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