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RATINGS: 35   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
The most recent bottle release. Pours a yellow gold with a thin head. The aroma is light on the Belgian spicy yeast and heavier on the herbal, citrus, and pine hops. The yeast is pretty mellow in the flavor as well. Not too much of that barnyard, hay, or earthiness flavors that you might be expecting. But the pale malts have both a nice bitterness and spiciness near the finish. Especially as this warms those herbal pepper spices from the hops and yeast are not overpowering but really good. Tasty.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Batch 438.
Pours cloudy orange with a medium-sized white creamy head. Lots of fruit in the aroma and plenty of spicy Belgian yeast character Rich flavour with a lot of that spice coming through along with some peach and some other sweet fruit. Pretty good. 2014-09-13

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1434) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1389) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5334) - Spring Mount, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2579) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9151) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bob_w (300) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
spicy nose. fairly clear light gold color with reasonable head. sweet note in nose. some hop aroma. quite bitter. some spicy notes. super dry, almost astringent finish. not so great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8611) - 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 (798) - - 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.


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