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Buzzards Bay Farmhouse Reserve Ale

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A pale ale barrel aged for over 2 years in cabernet sauvignon soaked french oak. Midway through aging it was green hopped with our own hops. Finished in a flemish, farmhouse style. Very limited production! Great with hard cheese and marvelous with roasted beef.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Funky winey nose, definite wine, pale undertones, lots of wine barrel and funk. Hazy reddish amber, thin ring of foam. Reddish amber pour, not much head. Nice flavors of wine barrel, pale sweetness, light weird hop notes, interesting stuff with the sour funky wine and somewhat hoppy mix. I like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
thanks bvc! tart and a little funky, smells green and bright still. clear dark amber, small white head. clean tart body, some peach notes with apricot. wine character comes out more strongly in the finish, glad to have tried this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Hazy pale with a small white head. Nose is dusty hay, cobwebs and cheese, some light malt sugars. Taste is tart and dry with bread dough, pears and apples. Medium/light body with a tannic finish and light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Pours a muddy garnet with a nice 1 finger dark khaki crown that shows good retention and lace. Smell: A solid amount of belgian yeast, a touch of kandi sugar, grapes, red apples, and a faint touch of pepper. Nice combo but a touch mellowed out due to the nearly 2 years of age on it. Taste: A bit muddy. The tartness of grapes and apples up front followed by some kandi sugar and fruity malt. A small dash of pepper then makes an appearance and the finish is all grapes. Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with a really refined creamy mouthfeel. Not quite lush but very nice. Drinkability: This one has an interesting flavor profile and a good mouthfeel. Im not getting any alcohol presence so Ill say its fairly drinkable. Age wise this one seems to be in a bit of a transition. It was probably more tasty a year ago and might turn into something special in another year from now. Id say if you are still holding one, crack it open next summer! Mouthfeel: Drinkability: Ser type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-06-2009

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer, first third being clear, second being cloudy, and last being muddy with an off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of wood, brettanomyces, lacto, alcohol, wine, over ripe fruits and berries. The flavor has notes of is a twist of sweet and acidic with strong notes of wood, brettanomyces, lacto, over ripe fruits, malt, and forest berries, leading to a dry tart finish. The flavor is not as pronounced as the aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
750 ml bottle shared at Cleveland summer tasting 2008. Pours a deep copper- amber with a foamy head- dissipates a bit. Funky horsey sharp cheesy aroma- red wine, tannic- woody and oak hints- brett brux- horse manure as well. Flavor is old oxidized malts, light toast left, mostly stale cracker, herbs spice, earth and leather with more farmhouse funk- gets a bit tart and lactic with a nice oaky wine-astringency in the end- pretty crazy and seems to work pretty well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3924) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Dark red amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of oak, cheese, a light tartness, butter and apple. Taste is slightly funky with wood, leather and a light fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, oak, cheese, light horse blanket, grass, and florals. Flavor of subtle sourness, grass, biscuit, and earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle shared on 10/25/08 by kramer: Pours a mostly transparent copper orange with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Nose of lightly sweet biscuity pale malts and assertive tart cherry character. Starts semi-sweet and lightly puckeringly tart before a crisp finish. Well-balanced and true to style. An enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4157) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is cloudy, amber to red in color, ok off white head. The smell is fruits, wood, wheat, tart, and funk. The taste is fruits, yeast, wheat, funk, and wood.


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