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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
As we kick off our Summer seasonal, Golden Cap saison, were excited to roll out a single-batch seasonal, Four Witches black saison. Its an opportunity to explore flavor within a remarkably interpretive style. Saisons are intriguing beers as they have traditional roots, yet are a delicious forum for variation and development.

The Four Witches art, illustrated by Kyle Bice, develops on Golden Caps theme, with a nod to Wizard of Oz, as L. Frank Baum wrote the book while summering in Holland, MI. White and dark roasted wheat provide deceptively delicious body, and a playful reference to Ozs contrast between good and wicked witches. Caramel rye and barley continue the story, along with a unique yeast character and mild spicing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6605) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Poured from a 12 bottle. Pours black with a hick billowy head. Fruit wnd candy sugar aroma. Flavors of pears.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Black color, eggshell head. Nose is light perfumed fruit with a roasty flavor. Juicy flavor that doesnt match the appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle from Sams, Durham. Black saisons can certainly be satisfying and interesting, though its admittedly tough to pull off. This one, alas, isnt even close to either mark (you could, I suppose, make a case for interestingly awful). Dark brown cola pour, excessive carbonation for sure. Strong, sharp anise in the nose, along with root beer, something burnt, and generic spice. Mouthfeel? Sure Ill give the beer that one. But the taste is pretty awful, with the best moments coming when the beer is merely one-dimensional licorice. Beyond that, we have ash cola, burnt fruitbread, and lozenge. Oof.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: Four Witches
Date: September 08, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet licorice, plenty of spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich spicy flavor, light sweetness relative to the aroma, plenty of phenolic spicyness, licorice, just a touch of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Had a 5 oz taster on draft. Dark colored but very light in the body. Smelled good but didnt taste that way. Fruity and anise. Couldnt finish the 5oz. Not to happy with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigtaster (929) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Dark brown/black beer with decent amount of carbonation and large heard that hangs around for a while. Head is light brown in color. Nose has a funk to it combined with a bit of rye malt and licorice. Taste is pure anise, just too much, lacking complexity. Some darker malts come through at the very end. Underwhelmed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (6007) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Cherry, currant, and candi aroma with caramel overtones. Dark mahogany, thick tan head. Black currant flavor, mild coffee notes. Tart overall. Ashy finish. This beer lacks direction and cohesiveness. It just isnt very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a black coffee like color with a light brown head. Fairly thin. Smells of coffee and caramel. Slight fruityness with some pears maybe? Weird that there are fruity flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Sample pour... Aroma is full anise, light cherries, dry. Flavor is mild, full anise, berry sweetness, not really pleasant. Lighter body, but thats the only positive note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Musty yeast and light toffee malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Dry musty chocolate toffee malt flavor. Nice body and blending. Very nice.

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