TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013 Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Harriet’s newest is a Belgian-style saison/ farmhouse ale, named after the French word for "wet nurse." You should see the painting Jesse was doing for the label. A wise move not to make posters of that one. They have to be brown-bagged. Anyway, I’m liking it lots. Had a bunch at the brewery over the past few weeks, here’s my notes from a growler just the other day.
Harriet Saison Nourrice
Clear, golden hued, enormous snowy-white head. Beautiful.
Aroma: delightful spice hits first, small sweetness, a little fruit, some apricot and orange. Enticing. Mmmm. Citrus and spice, brilliantly balanced.
Taste: Lightly hoppy, juicy, fruity malt. Excellent consumability. Fruitaciousness (new word! Enjoy it!) bounces up and down on the palate, swims around the mouth, doing what? Spreading deliciousness.
Gets dry, bitterness remains and keeps up with malt, astounding balance. Yes, astounding. This beats most, if not all, locally produced saisons. I mean that, without naming names.
Mmm, mmm, mmmmm.
Tap at brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with an awesome belgian aroma. Taste is malt, some spices, little banana. One of their better beers in my opinion. camborne (1029) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Citrus nose. Citrus and spices are predominant. Some soapy taste as it finishes. Good summer beer BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Blue Nile. Slightly hazy deep yellow pour with a small white head. Bubblegum, clove, and pepper aroma. Good carbonation. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap @ Harriet. Pours a bit hazy, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly spicy, floral, somewhat soapy, light lemon aroma. Somewhat bitter, zesty yeasty, lemon, soapy flavor. Decent drinking but a bit disappointing. JK (6295) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Belgian yeast aroma. There is not much of a saison character, but more of a Belgian ale. Gold color, heavily carbonated. Very light floral quality. Good flavor, but I would like more complexity. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
hazy gold/straw colour
aroma is fruity, citrusy, bready and light clove spice.
A lot like their weizen I thought. With more spice though.
Flavour is bready malt, floral hop and pale fruit, spices like sage and corriander. Yeaty finish.
Not bad. wilnatp (718) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Tap. Cloudy dark yellow pour. Floral, bready, citrus aroma. Taste of orange, vanilla, malts, and hint of pepper. Light body but full flavor. Well pleased with this offering. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Tap. Semi hazy straw color with a small pillowy white head. Aroma is over ripened bananas, coriander, and orange. Taste is slightly dusty, coriander, orange, and some sweet bread/wheat. Slight white pepper in the finish. Lighter body. My favorite Harriet offering so far. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Growler. Hazy dark yellow pour, plenty of carbonation and a nice sweet belgian dubbel aroma. Flavor was light malt, sweet spices and very refreshing. Paired well with food at a summer BBQ tonight, looking forward to picking up more of this.