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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Four is truly a light yet flavorful beer. The recipe uses a good portion of wheat and incorporates a sour mash into the process to make it slightly tart and extra refreshing. It has delicate aromas and flavors that span a range of floral, grassy and herbal notes. The finish is extra dry and makes the beer a great beverage to pair with food, especially various cheeses and shellfish.
Malts: organic pale, organic wheat, organic munich
Unmalted: rolled wheat
Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh
4.5% abv


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours extremely hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Zero alcohol warming present after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent session saison style. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors for 4.5%; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (959) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at alibi. Cloudy yellow. Bright citrus aroma (lemon & orange), and funky yeast. Taste is crisp citrus and straw. Very quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at Alibi room. Cloudy darkish yellow with a white head. Aroma is orange and lemon peel, green olive, peppercorns, honey, fresh mown grass, coriander. Light bodied, subtle spicy and bitter notes on the palate. Taste is wheat, green olives, coriander, green peppercorns. Decent Saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy yellow with almost no head. Aroma is of fruits, yeast, wine?, wheat. Taste is of honey, saison yeast, fruits, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3260) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours very pale with a huge rocky white head, I guess I don’t know what to say beyond that, except that it’s a damn nice looking glass of beer.

The aroma is simple primarily doughy and herbal with some light bright maltiness. Smells pretty great though...

The flavor is all sorts of satisfying. Bright, nicely hoppy in a good herbal way, the bitterness is @ a real nice moderate level. The beer is very dry & lightly tart with some very mild fruity character and some good grassiness. I mean, there isn’t much I don’t like about the beer and it ticks a whole lot of the right boxes for me.

The palate is lively and somewhat sharp.

Geeze, this stuff is fantastic.
Also wish for no more alcohol... 4.5% = low boost.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Pour is hazy yellow with a thin head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is composed of lemons and light fruits and spices. Quite subtle and nice. Taste is similar with a little more yeast. Mouthfeel is light and quaffable. Overall a nice and subtle low ABV beer that is ultra drinkable. I would drink again and again if I could.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours cloudy extra pale yellow with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. saison yeast, lemon, pepper, soft estery fruitiness - pears and apples, farmhouse character with that light tartness. almost prickly carbonation, very light body - watery, subtle and dry lemony-herbal finish. a nice not so complex and quenching saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Hazy yellow with a small persistent white head and little lacing. Aroma is light, lemony and yeasty. Taste is about the same. Very light body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry. Pretty simple, clean, fresh, crisp, refreshing and drinkable... bring me a keg of this one!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a cloudy whitish-yellow with a resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, grains. Flavor is fruits, lemon, yeast, white bread, cake, grains. Finish is lemon, herbal notes. Everything in there is soft, subtle. Light body, almost watery mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Overall good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from mathieuc, thanks a lot! Pour is hazy golden with white head. Aroma is lemony, crisp malt, yeast, light fruity notes. Taste is light, lemony, light malts, yeast. Low body and good carb. Refreshing, simple. Good.


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