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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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This special edition of Free Rise, one of our signature farmhouse ales, highlights locally sourced Danko Rye from Valley Malt and Motueka in the dry hop. A green melon and lime hop profile is balanced with subtle earthy malt character and a powerful black pepper spice. Light in body, with a clean, bone-dry finish, Motueka Dry Hopped Free Rise is a welcomed addition to our family of farmhouse ales.

ABV: 7.3%

MALT: Pilsner, Valley Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrose

HOPS: Motueka

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3.7
dnstone (3587) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Chalky golden white with white head. Citrus aroma and taste with a spiced finish.

Notes: can from Dan and Cassie, MA visit Jul ’17

3.4
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Canned 5/12/17, drunk 5/26/17 and 5/28/17.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, blonde-golden body is well-carbonated and presents a thin, white head that quickly recedes to the edges.
Motueka is immediately apparent, unsurprisingly, showing off leafy, lime-accented aromatics with light bubble gum, mixing with yellow fruit esters and a bit of honey and cracker on the end. There’s a bit of saccharine-like character, as well, after it warms and breathes. I like that the motueka are lightly juicy and not as intense as in Fort Point, which they shouldn’t be, but I’m not completely in love with the yeast profile here. Alcohol is well concealed in the nose, at least.
Dry with plentiful cracker and biscuit-like malt/wheat notes with a slightly loose carbonation and not as sumptuous a texture as the Nelson Free Rise. That was what really elevated that for me, high above any other Free Rise they’ve done. While it wasn’t really saison-like, the texture was soft, deep and comforting whereas here it’s a bit thin and watery, exposing both lightly scratchy malt and lots of clove, black and white pepper and bubble gum on the finish. Still a significant step up from the past Free Rises (aside from Nelson), though. Alcohol is well-concealed, bitterness is low and no pine or other resinous character lingers.

3.4
djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Can thanks to Seth. Pours a hazy yellow with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral, yeast, earth. Medium body, earth, spice, oak, dry finish, good.

3.9
tom10101 (6280) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Can (473 ml), shared by JulienHuxley, thanks! Hazy golden with a small white head, moderate retention, not leaving much lacing. Aroma is of pils malt, herbal hops, mild peppery Saison yeast and lemony notes. Taste is of pils malt, moderate herbalness, peppery notes and lemon. Medium-light body. Herbal finish. A fun pilsy and hoppy Saison that is a nice hybrid between an IPA and a Saison and a very high drinkability level.

3.9
JBell14 (152) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Pours an opaque golden yellow. Dank earthy aroma. Crisp, light mouthfeel. Bubbly lemon flavor on the back end. John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
tapefuzz (865) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Draught. Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, honey, banana, and light floral/herbal hops. Taste is melon, grass, lime, some pepper, a little banana, and an earthy bitterness. Light floral hops in the finish. Fairly sweet up front. Light-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy, sort of creamy mouthfeel that is slightly oily.

4.3
slowrunner77 (12997) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Different for them (not a juice or even a hop bomb really) as the yeast was the star of the show. Dry and rustic, but with a nice compliment of crisp lime in the nose and flavor. Really makes me want to seek out some more of this hop. Would be cool is a pils or kolsch too.

4
JulienHuxley (5964) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2017
Can. Hazy gold pour with frothy white head, spotty lacing. Aroma is mild, nice and hoppy, very peppery Belgian yeast, doughy bready malt notes. Taste is light, very peppery, nice grassiness. Palate is med-light bodied with good carbonation. Surprisingly classic saison, lightly Americanized. Tasty stuff.

3.5
jtclockwork (17381) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Can - 1,000th saison tick. pours golden with white head - nose and taste of black pepper, lemon, citrus, bubblegum and grassy notes -medium body

3.6
SG111 (2055) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Cann from the source. 05/12/17. Pours opaque yellow, white head. Aroma is clove, some esters, citrus, that motueka resinous spice character comes through nice. Flavor is light esters, bananas, citrus, some spice (black peppercorns), decently bitter finish. It’s a cool mix doing a saison with motueka and frankly they pull it off well. But it’s not my favorite.


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