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RATINGS: 226   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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Patrickctenchi (6804) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bomber: Gusher ! (not a bad one, thankfully) Light, cloudy persimmon colour with a huge, craggy, slow dissolving tan head. Aroma is heavily spiced, fruity and floral. Flavour is bright and crisp, fruity and tart.... Nicely hopped over a faint barnyard mustiness and a slight acidity. Excellent.

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superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, light bubblegum, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light bubblegum, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, clove, banana, pepper, caramel, floral, grass, light pine, bubblegum, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt flavors; with a great sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Holtguy (179) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a pale, cloudy orange. Aroma is that grassy peppery saison with some citrus in there. Taste is wonderful. New Holland did the right thing here, didn’t overpower us with hops, giving the beer very solid hop flavor and bitterness, but not too much. This raises the typical bland and mild saison (in my experience) to a new level. Excellent brew.

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zizzybalubba (1890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2011
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Pours dark orange with a thick white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from the name, a hoppy saison. So far so good. The flavor also meets expectations. Flavors of leather and soap (really much better than it sounds) blended with bitter floral hops. Really quite good and a bit of a surprise. If you like saisons (more saison than IPA) you really should try this interpretation.

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jgb9348 (6579) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Slightly hazy copper coloured amber tinted body with a perfect, two centimetre tall slightly-off white head. Aroma of fresh hops, a touch of black and white pepper, pungent yeast, corn, curacao and a bit of lemons - nice indeed. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Deep resiny and grassy hop flavour at first with a great mildly spicey middle and a good yeast and herbal finish, showing a variety of complex flavours ranging from IPA to Saison then finishing with a Wit - very nice. Aftertaste shows more hops than anything else, but some alcohol is noticeable, a few spice kicks from the pepper and a lot of yeast is still present. Overall, a great beer and a belgian-styled IPA if I’ve ever had one. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-July-2011 and sampled at home in Washington on 30-January-2012 as the 100th rater for this fine beer from a finer state - Michigan.

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bhensonb (15958) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy light orange with a slight beige head. Aroma is mixed citrus and mild barnyard. Med body, almost. Flavor is barnyard with something like fennel and citrus. Finishes quite earthy. Funky eve.

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DrnkMcDermott (3175) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
22 oz. bomber, $4.99 at Binny’s, June ’12. Pours a hazy honey color in my smallish goblet. Foams mostly coagulates around the edges. Quite a strong smell of alcohol considering its "basic" abv. Malty farmhouse taste is wrapped in hop bitterness, I think there’s some fresh hops involved, too. Should very much be in the saison wheelhouse. Claims of funk may be overstated, but there some nice spiciness from yeast and warm ferment. No reason not to like.

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MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
New Holland farmhouse is good.. I love Belgian inspired ales, and this one is good. You mastered the recipe. I’m not going to make out with it... it’s all good though. No hard feelings . You are good in my book. Enough said!


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