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Free State Holiday Ale 2004


Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
Style: Saison | Ratings: 6 | Winter Seasonal | Alcohol: 6.5%
This years Holiday Ale is a Belgian-style Saison. We started with a strong wheat beer and fermented it with a special blend of Belgian yeasts. The Belgian Yeasts add spicy and fruity overtones which we matched with some grains of paradise for a peppery background and very modest amounts of orange peel and corriander for a light citrus edge. This beer is served unfiltered and highly carbonated after the fashion of these traditional Belgian Farmhouse Ales.
O.G. 16 P., 25 IBUs.

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