berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. A clear reddish amber pour with a thin white head and light carbonation, so nothing farmhouse about the look of it; faintly floral aroma - so nothing farmhouse/farmyard about the smell; sweet hibiscus taste - so not really farmhouse either; with a kick of alcohol to finish - again not what Iíd expect in a farmhouse brew - the idea being to drink copious amounts to quench oneís thirst after a hard day in the fields. This is more fitting for somebody who wantís to appear to be drinking craft beer, but doesnít really like the stuff. Iín not a fan - I like my beer to taste like a beer.
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The label calls this a blend of saison and Flanders red - tastes like neither, ot would I guess from the flavor that this was the intent - nose is very faint - some light hibiscus, mild bready malt sweetness, a faint huskiness - flavor is very bland - some toasty malt flavors and a moderate tartness throughout - the hibiscus presents a bit, and there is a light peppery character in the finish - the adjuncts try to compensate for the complete lack yeast character - boring.
madchemist83 (189) - USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would not combine Flanders ale and saison in the same deScription. It tastes more like Flanders ale .. but just a touch. The rest is the same boring blue moon coors base.
jhamp9 (1341) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper pour with an off white head. Not much lacing. Aroma is floral, coriander, and bread. Taste follows the nose but is a bit perfumy. Light tartness. Light body. Not awful.
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 1/6/15 from a capped 12oz bottle from a mixed pack, thanks to Kyle for giving me a bottle. Pours clear bright red with a thick off-white head that leaves a thick collar and thin lacing. The nose is caramel malt, a touch of some earthy spice, and some spicy, floral hibiscus. The flavor is the same with a touch of cereal, caramel malt, the same earthy yeast profile, and some dry, red floral and lightly spicy hibiscus. The body is medium with lively, very filling carbonation, and a medium cereal and lightly spicy floral finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale ruddy colour with a white head. The aroma is really fruity and and kind of tart. Has a little bit of juiciness and a vaguely wheaty spiciness. There is vaguely garbagey aroma though and itís both too sweet and oddly tart at the same time. An uninteresting yeast choice doesnít help either. Meh.
mjmoen (166) - - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Has a unique flavor that I donít dislike, but not sure I like either
terefere (305) - Durham, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark golden, small head. Aroma of orange zest, malt. Taste of caramel, smoked malt.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Not. Fuck you, asshole. Swampy translucent copper pour, gray tinted head fades quickly to a collar. Aroma of spaghetti sauce. Tomato, basil, oregano, green pepper. What the fuck. Was this aged in second use Prego barrels? Flavor is like.... Well. Imagine some twat didnít completely finish their spaghetti marinara at the local Olive Garden. It gets tossed & scraped into the bin, then subsequently tossed into the dumpster later that night where it sits for a week until the garbage truck picks it up & moves it to the local dump. It sits there for weeks, maybe months. The trash is compacted & some of it is recycled, a portion of which is used for Kotexís new brand of "green" & super-absorbent pads. Now imagine they get picked up by a women with a wide-set vagina & an unusually heavy flow. She tossed the old tampon into her garbage can where her dog fishes it out, takes it outside, & leaves it in the backyard. The wind blows it through the fence & out onto the sidewalk. Youíre walking by. Pick it up & suck on it, long & hard. Thatís how I would describe this nasty fucking bullshit. Gross.
Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild caramel, fruit, vegetal notes, and stale hops. It pours a transparent amber with a minimal off-white head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with some strange lightly sour fruit and vegetal notes. The finish has basil and stale hops. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís light enough thatís itís not overly disgusting, but whatís there is not good...and not "Farmhouse" at all.