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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.
Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms, pickled veggies

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a pale, cloudy orange. Aroma is that grassy peppery saison with some citrus in there. Taste is wonderful. New Holland did the right thing here, didnít overpower us with hops, giving the beer very solid hop flavor and bitterness, but not too much. This raises the typical bland and mild saison (in my experience) to a new level. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Pours dark orange with a thick white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from the name, a hoppy saison. So far so good. The flavor also meets expectations. Flavors of leather and soap (really much better than it sounds) blended with bitter floral hops. Really quite good and a bit of a surprise. If you like saisons (more saison than IPA) you really should try this interpretation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4633) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Slightly hazy copper coloured amber tinted body with a perfect, two centimetre tall slightly-off white head. Aroma of fresh hops, a touch of black and white pepper, pungent yeast, corn, curacao and a bit of lemons - nice indeed. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Deep resiny and grassy hop flavour at first with a great mildly spicey middle and a good yeast and herbal finish, showing a variety of complex flavours ranging from IPA to Saison then finishing with a Wit - very nice. Aftertaste shows more hops than anything else, but some alcohol is noticeable, a few spice kicks from the pepper and a lot of yeast is still present. Overall, a great beer and a belgian-styled IPA if Iíve ever had one. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-July-2011 and sampled at home in Washington on 30-January-2012 as the 100th rater for this fine beer from a finer state - Michigan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy light orange with a slight beige head. Aroma is mixed citrus and mild barnyard. Med body, almost. Flavor is barnyard with something like fennel and citrus. Finishes quite earthy. Funky eve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
22 oz. bomber, $4.99 at Binnyís, June í12. Pours a hazy honey color in my smallish goblet. Foams mostly coagulates around the edges. Quite a strong smell of alcohol considering its "basic" abv. Malty farmhouse taste is wrapped in hop bitterness, I think thereís some fresh hops involved, too. Should very much be in the saison wheelhouse. Claims of funk may be overstated, but there some nice spiciness from yeast and warm ferment. No reason not to like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (82) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
New Holland farmhouse is good.. I love Belgian inspired ales, and this one is good. You mastered the recipe. Iím not going to make out with it... itís all good though. No hard feelings . You are good in my book. Enough said!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (409) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a copper color with a light white head. Has a citrus and hoppy aroma, with a bit of what must be the farmhouse funk. Flavor is citrus, spice, and lots of bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Thanks to BDR! Clear copper color with a large head. Orangy aroma with plenty of hay. Grainy, hay and farm-filled flavor. Some general spiciness. Light orange/citrus hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4598) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of bubblegum, banana, orange peel, and light citrus hops. It pours a bright transparent amber with a three finger orange tinged off-white head that has excellent retention and leaps lots of soapy lacing behind. The flavor starts with a quick dose of banana and faint bubblegum. The finish has citrus hops, orange peel, and a touch of lemon. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
22oz bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Poured a hazy amber/gold with a couple of fingers of white head. Very fragrant with citrus and pine from the hops and a good dose of Belgian yeast spice. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Starts off with plenty of hop bitterness. Finishes with some Belgian spice. Very drying from hops in the finish as well. Very fresh tasting, which I always like. Interesting beer. Easy drinking.

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