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Buzzards Bay Farmhouse Reserve Ale

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34315) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11527) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Wow, thank you Josh for opening this one up. I’ve been trying to get this one for a little while now! 750ml corked and caged bottle. Poured a deeper amberish / brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Initial pour was clear which clouded up towards the bottom of the bottle. Aromas of woodiness, vanilla, brett, funky, and citrus. Tastes of wood, vinous, caramel, funky, vanilla, citrus, and earthy. Light to medium tart finish. Very drinkable. I wish I had some more of this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. A sour that really isn’t that sour at all. Very nice beer actually. Some good vanilla notes wtih some wood and some funk on the nose. Flavor is much the same as what I smelled...but again this isn’t very sour. It is complex and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle... RBSG ‘08... Ratings sometime get lost in the cracks when I use my voice recorder. Especially when a rating, like this one, is sandwiched between ratings for two beers that haven’t been released yet and can’t be entered on the site. Hurry up and release those Cigar City beers, Joey. Anyway: Cloudy mahogany ale with a mid-sized, foamy, lightly tanned head. Woodsy, earthy aroma that presents notes of well-aged cheese, damp old wood and wild, unknown berries with a hint of citrusy hops buried underneath it all. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. Vinous, sherry-like essences alongside notations of plum, pear and restrained caramel. Fruity, earthy, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed amber body and a small white head. Aroma is sour with sweet funk and lightly buttery, vanilla, oak, fruit, berries, and wine. Taste is extremely tannic. Behind the tannins there is a medium tartness, berries, oak, yeast, cheese and tart currants. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Many thanks to Kan for opening this at DLD! Poured hazy medium golden with a looser cap of white head. The aroma picked up a nice vinegar and shredded fruit skin tartness accented by lightly-toasted oak.. light herbal notes showed as well.. somewhat restrained. The flavor had a building fruit and vinegary tartness paired with peppery spices and a dusty, mildly funky yeast presence.. finished dry with a refreshing tartness. Sour and dry on the palate with nice balance.. really good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2007
750ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a murky brown with a pinkish white head. Smells of brett up front, some brilliant hints of residual sugar, touches of oak. Taste yields a gentle tartness atop a nice pale malt backbone with lots of nice sugary hints. Some bretty qualities battle it out with the touches of lacto in the backdrop. Some earthy hints present on the finish. I was not expecting a spot on oud bruin like beer, but that is what I got. Definitely unexpected!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6140) - 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.

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