ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a stunningly clear straw color. The head is a one finger white shade. It doesnít have the best retention, and only leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. Love the clarity, though.
S: The maltiness doesnít provide much - maybe a touch of crackery malt - and the hops used are very earthy in their tones. There really isnít much of anything on the nose, good or bad.
T: Again, there isnít too much here. A touch of wheat and cracker opens things up - and I mean a touch. The feeble malt base allows the hops to shine through, providing some finishing earthy, mildly sour notes. I was skeptical of the farmhouse label (and doubly skeptical when taking its clarity into consideration), but at the end of the day, I do notice a touch of funkiness, if only because itís hop-derived.
M: Certainly, itís a crisp, dry brew, one thatís vibrantly carbonated and refreshing. I feel itís not really interesting enough to inspire great drinkability, but it goes down easily enough.
O: Iím not sure where the ífarmhouseí term comes from here - the yeast is way too clean/subdued. As a simple blond ale, though, itís okay. I wouldnít pick it up again, though.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Light and crisp. Some yeasty characteristics. While not a flavor bomb, better than most of the reviews here.
catface5326 (58) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from tap at brew co. Typical pilsner style beer. Light golden color and light crisp taste
redtechnj (175) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance- Hazy golden, Thick long lasting white head, average lacing
Aroma- Spicy, some kind of floral background, Grassy
Flavor- Spicy and earthy, malty, kind of on the dry side,bitter finish Not a beer I would get again.
conway (901) - - AUG 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is strong yeast with a dash of citrus. Wheat is apparent towards the end. Taste is heavy on wheat and not much else. Light citrusy notes in the finish. Palate is surprisingly full for the style. This just needs more flavor.
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mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells Lightly grainy, bready accented wheat and pale malts citrus, spice, clover honey, and zesty hops. Taste is Pale malted barley and malted wheat, incorporating a slight tang and joining a honeyish sweetness. Bready, biscuity elements to it. Floral, spicy hops with a sufficient bitterness present. Small splash of lemon Light touches of unripe bananas and cloves. A bit of slight sourness. The sweetness darts back in and out as you work through the bottle. Creamy yet crisp on the drying finish with light hints of citrus and earthy spice. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Iíll be honest, and maybe itís my own fault, but I purchased this assuming I was getting into a saison. The word "farmhouse" in the title is generally appealing, the word "summer" on the other hand... Iíve heard saison yeast can be tricky to handle, but Iím somewhat surprised they just copped out with just a standard English ale yeast. At least they did go for a sour mash. So the beer is a tasty blonde, yes, even a very fine "summery" beer.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a clear light gold with a soft and sustained white head. The nose is muted with a little hint of grain and grass. Thin and watery on the tongue. Lacks flavor. You get a little hit of grain, malt sweetness, and grass up front, but that quickly goes away. Light in body with a short finish. Really weak offering.
hfmejias (527) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler filled at Dover Liquor Depotís Taps. Pours clear light yellow with a huge white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast and grain not strong at all. Taste is also grain, yeast and some malts; very watery. This is a good beer for summer days quite refreshing and super easy to drink, not a superb beer, but not bad at all.
troupos40 (52) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer sampled right from a 12 oz bottle, the aroma is of hay and wheat, darker brown then most blonde ales. you can taste the malts and slightly sweet flavor on the tongue. overall seemed like an average beer with no discerning characteristics to set it apart from others of this style. Not bad, not great.
icehawk (609) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (best by 8.7.13)
Appearance: Cloudy straw with fine white head
Aroma: Plums, yeast
Taste: A bit bread-like, white bread that is
Palate: Lots of carbonation making it mouth filling despite itís relatively light body. A bit spicy on the tongue
Overall: Not much flavor or discernable qualities
Braudog (5366) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Like a slight hazy summer afternoon, this is bright, but just a little less than clear. The head is barely there. The beer drinks with a nice, light, quaffable essence, lightly flavorful and with a hint of spice. Nice guzzler for a hot afternoon. (#5178, 7/26/2013)