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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16492) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3rd January 2013
Very hazy amber beer, big fluffy off white head. Palate is soft and airy with fine carbonation. Semi dry. Very nice tangy orange with touches of mango and apricot. Mild seltzer minerals. Light finish with whispers of flowers and lime. Nicely hopped Saison.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11998) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear golden copper color with an average to large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy yeast complex floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy, golden pour with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is doughy with components of floral hops, peaches and apricots. Full-bodied with prickly carbonation. The flavor is a melding of sweet peach nectar and spicy, moderately bitter hops. Finishes tongue-numbing and bittersweet. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9128) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8329) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Assertive hoppiness in the smell. Flavor leaves a lingering bitterness. Hops and yeast play an equal part. A fresh-tasting hoppy saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22oz bottle, shared by Tmoney99. Hazy yellow orange color. Thin white head, leaves decent lace. Very nice nose - orange peel, spice, and maybe something floral. Good desert-like creme flavor to this. Medium to bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation. Zesty sweet taste, real light bitter. Interesting, hoppy saison, or floral, yeasty IPA. Kind of works.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6295) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bomber and served in Pipeworks sniffy thingy: Pours a slightly hazy coppery golden sunset hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The first thingy you notice when evaluation of the nose is the pronounce PMW hops esters of pink grapefruit, crabapple and pineapple along with a slight hit of pine needles and pine sap resin. Oh yeah this be an ’Merican styled Saison foshizzle. Wheat husks and pils malt round the aroma into happy clouds.

The taste is bright clean citrus bitterness over a layer of biscuity and wheaty malts. Slap of some hop spices and dusty dry yeast notes (methinks fermented with an ’Mercian yeast if not for the slight bubblegum note). The mouth feel is sprite and lively, dry but not overly dry. Yes... this is a SIPA (Saison India Pale Ale) and I LOVE IT!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6267) - 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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