Free State Holiday Ale 2004

Formerly brewed at Free State Brewing Company
Lawrence, Kansas USA
6.5% Saison | 6 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
This years Holiday Ale is a Belgian-style Saison. We started with a strong wheat beer and fermented it with a special blend of Belgian yeasts. The Belgian Yeasts add spicy and fruity overtones which we matched with some grains of paradise for a peppery background and very modest amounts of orange peel and corriander for a light citrus edge. This beer is served unfiltered and highly carbonated after the fashion of these traditional Belgian Farmhouse Ales.
O.G. 16 P., 25 IBUs.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
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Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Head
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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