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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6354) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9059) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2009
750ml. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small foamy off white head. Nose is tart, barnyard funk, grapes, citrus, fruits, wood, yeast, very appealing. Initial taste begins with the funk from the aroma that moves into a earthy and citrus. I have seen most people refer to brett in the beer, but they did not add it, they said they did nothing but let that wild yeast from the wine barrels do the trick. Wine becomes more apparent as it goes into the mid palate along with light woodiness. Hops are earthy with a mild hop bitterness. Definitely a vinous beer overall. The palate duration is excellent, with medium dry finish. Head retention and spot lacing lacing are beautiful. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a medium active bubbles. Excellent job.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Poured a brownish gold color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild oak, vanilla, flowers, earth, citrus, and sour grapes. Taste of earthy yeast, vanilla oak, citrus fruits, grass, green grapes, cheese, wild yeasts, and a tart finish. Thanks to Jason for sharing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Sampled at Backus’ Backyard Bash. Murky golden brown nice tan head. Big funky fruit nose, woody vanilla, mild citrus. Woody flavor, funky fruit, earthy, tart - lots of things going on here! Delish!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. brown pour with a light amber bottom and a cream head. nose is oak, tart and funky, unbelievably smooth with a great flavor of funk and wood. very easy to drink the the funk stays til the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
750mL bottle, generously shared by pantanap at DLD. Thanks, Kan! Pours a murky, orange-amber color; light khaki head with patchy, medium-bubbled lacing. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, toasted wood and red fruits in the aroma: funky, citrus, and dry. Lively carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: funk, grapefruit, and tart citrus, with a solid amount of acidity and complex sourness; excellent, mildly tart stuff; very well put together, with toasty oak and citrus throughout. Lengthy finish, showing tart citrus, oak and some breadiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
750ml bottle sampled at DLD thanks to Kan for opening this up. Pours a dark hazed orange with a beige head. Nose is barnyard, cheese, a yeast funk. A bit dusty with a bit of wood. The flavors are a leathery cheese musty yeasty sour. Almost chewy texture. Finished dry and tart. Really really tasty brew. One of my favorite beers of the day. Thanks kan!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3871) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
750 bottle from AllDayDrinker shared at RBSG; Nose of tart funkiness, yeast, and a bit of oakiness; Murky amber with a medium beige head; flavor is lightly tart with some caramel and white pepperiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Sampled @ RBSG, courtesy IrishBoy. Cloudy amber color, thin off-white head. Moderate acidity on the nose, grains, slight alcohol presence. Nice citric tartness on the taste, grainy middle, very dry citric lingering finish. Subtle, but really nice.


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