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Bison Farmhouse Ale

Formerly brewed at Bison Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Berkeley, California USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In the past era, hard working rural "Saisonniers" consumed 5 liters per day of this style beer. We re-created it for today’s modern worker using Belgian yeasts and sour mashing for a refreshing spiceness and acidity to enliven your palate. Bottle conditioning leaves some sediment, so decant by slowly pouring into a wide mouth glass. Refill this bottle at your favorite local brewery.

bu11zeye's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of floral, orange peel, lemon, clove, coriander, and mustiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, citrus, and a touch of tobacco with a soft, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
22oz bottle 12/27/06 (Old Notes)-Pours dark golden with a small head. Aroma of spices, banana, and black pepper. Taste more like a hefe than a saison. This light bodied brew is not bad but missed the mark.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Courtesy of Footbalm. Slightly hazy, golden yellow, white head. Tons of fruity and floral hops, funk, musty. Aroma very fantome-like. Flavor has big musty funk, light euro hop skunk. Mouthfeel gets flimsy at times, lack of carbonation really hurts score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
20-Apr-09 (22 oz bottle: Purchased 20-Sep-07 for $5.49 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) More spicy than many saisons, flavors of pepper, orange rind, tart lemon citrus, apple, apricot, floral hops, modest breadiness, and plastic-like phenolics. Pepper and other spices in the nose, along with fairly prominent orange and apricot, plus some apple, lemon, and a touch of sour dough. Clean, spicy, zesty, mildly acidic on the light-medium bodied palate, with moderate carbonation and a refreshing nature, making this very easy to continue drinking. Hazy, golden in color, capped by half an inch of whitish head that settles to a thin ring and a scattered, dusted layer. Not a bad saison, and it’s held up well to 18 months of refrigeration. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Farmhouse Ale--2006 Brewer’s Reserve--USDA Organic--2006 16.9 oz. Bottle. 5.25% ABV. 24 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Saison. 2 @ $5.99 Each. Thin mild head. Clear thin bright rich dark gold color hazes orange with rich BC sediment. Mild hop fruit ester front. Thin mild Belgian fruit citrus refreshing body. Mild citrus ester hop spice end. Mellow easy to drink Saison.Aged Brew. Off? Ceramic Cap. Sampled 3/22/2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. The head was a few fingers high and reduced to a thin film relatively quickly. Smelled of nutmeg, ginger, and white pepper. Light bodied and dryish with moderate carbonation. I tasted pale malt, a bit of lime, and mixed spices. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is cherry, honey, peach, and some tart. Taste is sweet and tart sort of a tea texture. Just a bit of roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Really becoming a big saison fan in this hot FL weather. Pours a hazy yellow amber with medium white head. Aromas of spicy malts and pineapples. Very bubbly on the palate with some spicy dried fruit notes. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Shared at Butters Big Blowout. Hazy golden pour with small particulate and wispy white head. Nose is sweet and spicy, like black pepper and rose petals. Flavor is like a hefewiezen, and bitter lemony finish. with large carbonation and a tart ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Butters Big Blowout. Pours a hazy orange with off white head. Some cake floating around. Bready aroma with hints of citrus aroma, mild hop. Similar taste with carbonated bitter finish. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Light, brown yellow in color. Faded fruit flavors. I agree that it isn’t very saisonish. . Not much farmhouse funk either. But not unpleasant at all. An easy drink. Just a super light ale

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