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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6543) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
22 oz pour into a mason jar. Fluffy white head. Great lemon grass nose. Great dry crisp earthy slightly hoppy slightly spicy. Well balanced. Everything I was looking for and more in a beer tonight! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1960) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3137) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours thick murky orange golden sandy I color with a white head. Aroma brings a blend of sweet juicy citrus hops with the base or wheat-like pilsner malts. Flavor of the hops is the backbone to he saison yeast, with nice juicy orange notes rounding out the farmhouse yeast flavors on a juicy, satiating body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Binny’s. Pours a hazy gold with a huge white head that falls slowly. Nose is moderately citrus but not over the top hops. Floral with a fruity slant and white pepper. Still, the best of all of their saisons thus far. On tasting, moderately high bitterness that is balanced by a good amount of malt. Light pepper notes again and fruity. Drying finish. Some sweet malt does come across with the finish as well. Really nice beer here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
With Zach, watching the MLS All Star soccer game, pours a hazy orange golden pour with a massive airy white head. Nose is deep citrus with resin and pine and hops as well. Taste is bitter and citrusy , with a strong predominance of grapefruit....and spices. Finish is bitter and ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6006) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, light honey, some spices. Taste of spices, citrus, grass, light pine, toast, and a bitter, somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy golden orange with a beige head and pleasant aroma of citrus, hops, and spices. Taste is delicious, nice spicy yeast notes with lots of citrus, hops, grapefruit, and floral notes leading to a dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable, tasty saison

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
22 oz bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a dulled orange amber hue, darker dulled middle with some mellow yet firm haziness. A frothy loose whitish head sits atop, dies to a small film and laces small. Some hazy amber glow on the edges shows some pretty light. Aromas are gentle kisses of fruit, doughy malts, dry florals and citrusy hops. Some apple, kiss of pear, grapefruit and lemon hops meet florals, gentle grass. Mellow yeasty spice couples into the dryness. Touches of melon, peach, and some light orange. Delicate fruity bouquet as it warms. Initial is a lighter end of the fold in body, some delicate peach fuzz, dry floral and grassy hops provide some bitterness up front. Some apple, gentle bready malts, kiss of dough. Dry and lighter overall as some grapefruit and lemon come in. Delicate melon, bready malts. Kiss of yeastiness gives some chase into the middle. Beer gives some nice dryness, touches of tropical fruit hops, grapefruit, gentle white grape. Kiss of white pepper, orange. Some bready malts, gentle dough, pear. Into the backend, the beer gets a touch more dry again, lingering hops, grapefruit, florals, some tropical fruit, kiss of bubblegum. Lighter, nice and dry, the yeast element stays at bay. Fairly fresh and not overhopped/hopped to death so as to lose the Saison element. A touch of abv, bread, bit of paper. More mellow finish as it trails out. I really like the nose, the front, the middle. The backend and finish leave a bit more to be desired for me. Still, it’s quite nice and not just of the mindset "we made a Saison but just covered up everything about it with hops". Nice beer, guys. Nose really grows on me, especially as it warms and settles a bit.. Not about intensity, but depth which is quite nice here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a FFF teku glass. Batch #46 A: Pours a clear amber color with a bubbly white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a foamy ring that leaves sticky splotches of lace down the glass. S: A nice citric hop note is present up front with a spicy Belgian yeast body. Peppery with some fruity esters, the yeast is T: Slightly bitter and piney, the dry hopping adds another layer of flavor that compliments the dry and yeasty body. Nice fruity esters and a light peppery spice make up the majority of the body of the beer. There is a subtle, underlying sweetness on the finish. M: Medium high carbonation with a little prickly mouthfeel. Medium-light body with a smooth finish. O: A definitely liked the extra bitterness and light citrus aromas the dry hopping added to this beer. A unique take on the saison style and it’s easily drinkable as well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-11-2012

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