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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fermentation character from Belgian-born yeast, envelopes bright hop character with a spicy, tart farmhouse funk.
Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms, pickled veggies

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3.5
Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Variegated golden color, huge tan head, solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of pineapple > citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Interesting.

3.5
Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tap. Dirty copper brown, thin eggshell head. Funky and hoppy earth aromas. Nicely bitter, touch of leather and Brett, hay as well. Lighter to medium body. Orval clone?

3.4
italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pale golden orange pour thin off white head light lacing.... aroma of fruity and spicy saison yeast, peppery and herbal with a floral and funky hop .... taste is sweet and fruity with a spicy hop bite little citrusy and tart with lemon and a spicy dry finish .... not a bad brew abv hidden well

3.7
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Great beer. Smell is pleasant. Color is darker than most Belgians, a copper. Taste start fruity and carbonated and finishes with a balanced bitterness.

3.4
flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2011
On tap. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is mainly citrus and pine hops, with yeastiness following. Flavor has the pine and citrus hops with floral hop flavors and a strong bubble gum yeast flavor. Fairly bitter. It’s decent.

3.6
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
thanks again ty. nice lil saison/ipa hybrid here. nothing insane, but pretty solid brew. very refreshing, medium hop bitterness, added yeast spiciness, def didnt mind this one on a hot afternoon.

3.3
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pours amber with thick cream head. Leaves a nice lacing, but not too sticky. Aroma is floral hops, yeast and spicy herbal notes. Flavor is peppery, fennel, a bit of toffee sweetness and a dryer floral hop finish. Nice, medium body with light carbonation. In line with the others in the Hatter series....nothing spectaular, but drinkable.

3.7
jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
From a bottle poured a hazy copper color with a lot of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

2.9
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger frothy off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Large chunks and streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Floral, earthy aroma with lots of citrus fruit and zesty spice. There’s a slight pine presence but the nose is dominated by the peppery spice and sweet fruit notes. Hints of pepper and coriander along with some mango, grapefruit and orange peel. Some pale malt underneath. I was expecting it to smell a bit funkier because of the saison yeast but the nose is more reminiscent of a west coast IPA with an estery Belgian yeast twist. Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that dominate the flavor and linger into a bone dry finish. Earthy with lots of soily pine flavor as well as some citrus/light fruit. The nose had me expecting a strong citrus hop flavor but it was pretty faint and overpowered by the drier, bitter notes. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel but nothing that would suggest that this is a farmhouse beer or that any saison/farmhouse yeast was used. I was pretty disappointed in the lack of this characteristic and the overall lack of complexity.

3.6
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper with an thick, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, spicy yeast, and some caramel malts. Flavor strong of hops and a little yeast and malts. Average texture. A good beer.


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