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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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North & Western is a dry-hopped Saison style ale. Starting with a base of pilsner malt we infuse this beer with hops from around the globe, both in the boil and with a hefty dose of dry hops in the tank. The result is a complex combination of spicy yeast character with layers of floral, citrus, pone, and fruity hop notes. Drink this one fresh to get the most from the awesome bouquet of hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Wafting hops. A lot of hops, a lot of peach, dry and funky finish. Worth a try. A bit of a strange finish. Bottle from 20 west.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (842) - - SEP 1, 2013
Gold orange pour, little head. Hoppy citrus aroma, yeast. Bitter hops, pine, yeast, lemon, light funk. Dry finish. Meduim body. Carb is soft but active.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2455) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Yeasty aromas. Hoppy notes with muted yeast and spice notes. Adequate body and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Mostly clear orange with big, foamy, flotsam off-white head, strong legs / Mellow, floral nose of orchard fruit, citrus, spice, soap / Light to medium body, very lively carbonation, dry with astringency and fruit somewhat lacking, and bitter finish / Stylish, dry flavors of grain, straw, chrysanthemum, marigold, orange peel, apple, coriander / A bit unduly dry and bitter, without enough fruit for support, but all in all an elegant and complex brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3998) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2013
Aroma is citrus, yeast, spices and a small hint of bubblegum. The flavor is citrus, spices, malts, bubblegum and a tart/mildly sour finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11263) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Turbid straw colored pour with a white head. Grassy nose with some pine and citrus zest. Aromas of green apple and solvent with a bit of sweet caramel malt. The flavor is a bit better, but still not terribly enjoyable. Heavy grass character, some pine, light vegetal notes, and lots of green apple. Mild malt sweetness, light citrus, and a touch of bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (714) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours a bright and hazy golden with a big, foamy white head. Aroma contains floral hops, Belgian yeast, orange, lemon, and touches of banana. The taste isnít extremely complex, although I find plenty of flavor. It is big in lemon, spices, and yeast initially, while I find some apple and melon flavors underneath. The aftertaste is quite yeasty with hints of fruit. Mostly dry throughout. Medium body, a sudsy, bubbly texture, and some very fizzy carbonation. Maybe its all of the bubbles or something, but even though it isnít very potent, the alcohol content makes itself readily known. This is good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSquare (117) - - FEB 12, 2013
This is a good, solid and interesting beer-- far safer, more interesting, and more reliable than the intersection after which it is named. Itís pretty much just a great fusion of "hoppy ipa" and "saison". One of the rawer, more bitter edges Iíve ever tasted in a saison. But since it still has that wonderful belgian sweetness to it, you get to really savor the sharp hops playing off the sugary belgianness. Good stuff, and another interesting truly new beer from pipeworks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with big fluffy white head. Nose and taste of dried citrus, yeast, lemongrass, Asian pear, orange peel and dried spices. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5803) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma had Belgian yeast, a medley of fruits, citrus, pear, melon with light resin, herbals and pale malts. The flavor has good bitterness behind the yeast, fruits, mild white pepper, citrus and pale malts. Very nice and easy to drink.


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