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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

Travlr's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16880) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. Murky golden color. Aroma of citrus, bread, pine, light spice. Taste is very malty and yeasty. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craftbrewhaha (69) - - OCT 1, 2015
Excellent, full bodied saison. Refreshing, gentle acidity, rustic aroma. Everything I love in a Belgian-style saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5158) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2292) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broncowaldon (123) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Duke’s Waikiki 191214. Fresh and refreshing with great flavour and aroma. Paired well with my hula pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3601) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pour is a bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is bubblegum sugar sweetness and a minor fruit. Flavor is a decent citrus hop to start then comes some thick lager malt and ripened fruit notes. Finish has a almost syrupy thick honey sweetness. Very sweet toward the end of the swallow. Much to low on yeasty esters and too high with the sweetness to make this a great saison but this is still solid.

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