Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewing (Ohio)
Style: Saison
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Formerly Hale Ale: A fragrant saison blended with coriander, lemon balm, chamomile and lemon basil, some of which were sustainably grown on our "Pint Size Farm" at Hale Farm & Village.

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Sammy (12769) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
Kind of odd saison. Pours light coloured body with abundant white foaming head. Herbal, yeasty and some spice aroma, al together rather odd. Taste is herbal tea married with beer, drinkable but not something i would seek out again. Middling mouthfeel.

McGarnigle (654) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Gold, slight haze, okay head. Nice crisp carbonation. Lots of spices here and some chamomile, plus the yeast itself isn’t neutral. IMO, it’s not too much, though. There’s still a beer in there. I did drink one of the sixer too warm, and it was unbearable, so be careful.

Haslinger (984) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2009
12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass. Big white head. Decent spice smell, kind of interesting taste. I kind of liked the mixture of refreshing and spice taste. I liked this one and would buy again

puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottled. Nice pour, big fluffy head. When cold and fresh from the bottle this is nice and dry and doughy, but as the beer warms and breathes that changes. Kind of nutty, splintery, and syrupy, the aroma is an odd mishmash of chewy malts and locker-room funk. Has a spritzy mouthfeel up front that falls into a flat, lifeless finish with cement, sweat, anise, and orange peel. Not quite as bad as the ratings suggest, but hardly great.

walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Other people aren’t really into this, but I thought it was really god. Light, refreshing, the herbal flavor is subtle and goes nicely.

alexsdad06 (10818) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice sized fluffy ivory head. The aroma is strangely vegetal with some earthiness. Some herbs and floral notes sneak through. Flavor also has some off vegetal notes around what is otherwise sweet, lightly toasted, herbal, and citrusy. I don’t know if we had the best bottle and will be giving this another chance at some time. I know this brewery can do better.

ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Nice creme color head. Cloudy golden color beer. Sweet aroma, spices and honey. Mildly sweet citrus and floral flavor with spices, hint of lemon underneath. Medium bodied with a frothy finish and leaves a tangy spicy taste in the mouth. Mild carbonation. Beer leaves some lacing and warms nicely. Mediocre beer that is not overly complex and seems to just fall short.

barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2009
another 12 oz’er from BeerVirgin for winning her contest, thanks Dawn. while always glad to have the opportunity to try a new beer, this one just did not do it for me. aroma was an overpowering mix of lemon zest, ginger and other spices. two minutes after pouring this into my snifter, the beer is completely devoid of any hint of lace, foam or any bubbles. no, it’s not flat, it’s lightly carbonated. lemon and all the other spices dominate the flavor. a strange brew from start to finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009

Date: August 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: hazy light gold, frothy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of funky feet
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of spicyness, growing touch of funk
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Poured a cloudy dark gold brown color with small layer of foamy offwhite head that lasts. Aroma is dominated by spices with the character yeasty base. Flavor was a medium mouthfeel with a bready base and definitely lots of ginger and spice. Overall I thought it was pretty decent and a bit different.

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