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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
750mL thanks to BrainLayer. Pours a full hazed straw. Soapy, large foam. Suddy retention. Nose is puppy breath- cleans up after sitting out for a bit. Gains pineapple, lemon, dough. Still some celery and dog. Taste is grassy, lemon soapy, very bubbly with some acrid bitterness. Not quite complete. More like a work in progress. Sharp oil, vitamin C, some medicinal sharpness in the palate. Still refreshing, but not close to be being a world class saison. As it warms, more pineapple and white peach throughout. Small tartness, biscuit, lemon, dough. Refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Sample at The Crest. Hazy yellow-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, floral hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal yeast, lemons and hops. The finish is grassy hops and fruit. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Pale yellow-golden pour. Hazy/cloudy with a tight white head. The aroma is a little bit grassy and grainy. Moderately sweet wheaty flavour with a touch of bright lemony character. A little bit of white Mmpepper. Drinks a little green, despite the potential in this glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
A solid saison, it has a nice herbal character, not too sweet, refreshing for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle, pours straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Flavour of citrus, yeast, some light fruit esters, and a light overall body. Smooth and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2010
draft. unfiltered. approach is lightly sweet, mildly tart, lightly acidic (lacitc/malo?). medium-high attenuation gives it moderate dryness. spice character is subdued: mild soap, mildly sweet biscuit grains, light wheat. overall enjoyable but somewhat dull and quiet. might have to revisit the bottle-conditioned version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Minty hops, straw-like wheat and subtle herbs swirl into a lightly tart finish for a quenching, humble Saison.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the cloudy blond.
-The body is very light and thus very drinkable.
-Citrusy fruitiness also increases drinkability.
-Every flavor is well integrated, yet few stand out.

Bottles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
750 capped bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid bright gold with frothy well retained white head. Nose is wheaty and pale malty, with notes of florals, white peppery spice, hops, and mild yeasty funk. Tastes floral, a bit tart fruity, with some funky yeasty, white pepper and coriandert spice, hops, and a dry tart finish. Comes off like a Berliner weiss/saison hybrid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2011-01-28. Hazy pastel golden body, small foamy off-white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is lightly funky, floral, yeasty, lemon, grass. 7+ Flavour is pleasant, with a crisp grassy-straw like hop character, pleasantly bitter. Slight sourness to it. Lemony finish. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate. 3+ Enjoyable saison. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2012
Draught Lemon yellow, hazy beer; fast gone white head. Spicy, yeasty, meaty esters, citruspeel, coriander. Lemon, coriander-ish, certainly held in check. Very light, thinnish with some wheatslickness. Light, not overspiced wit-saison.


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