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Lickinghole Creek Short Pump Saison Virginia Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Available on draft and in bottles at the brewery and throughout the RVA area Our ode to Belgian Farmhouse Ale. The Short Pump name comes from the colonial era Short Pump Tavern, a famous mid-way point between Richmond and Charlottesville. Lickinghole Creek’s Saison matches Premium Imported Belgian Pilsner Malt with two types of Rye. First Wort Hopped (an old German brewing technique) with American Grown Galena Hops and Hop Bursted (a newer American technique) with large amounts of Columbus and Nugget hops. The combination of the malt, rye and hops creates a beer with a distinguished hop aroma, a more undeviating bitterness and a more balanced beer. Limited quantities of this one!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel room, The International Cozy Inn, New York, NY
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, rye, citrus, floral and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, yeasty, rye, floral and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. A big, off-white head forms over an unclear, dark orange-golden body. Nice lacings. The aroma is quite fruity, with a light yeasty, peppery touch. Some hay and grass. It’s full-bodied, quite dry and a tad too effervescent for my likings. Mostly fruity flavor too, lighlty peppety and with some peaches, hay and pine cones. Decent bitterness too, but a tad sweet. Lasting finish. A bit too yeasty and effervescent, but it’s a decent US-style saison anyway. 150626

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a cloudy golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, pepper and lemon zest. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, fruitiness, pepper, light earthiness and light yeast with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2660) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with three fingers of billowing foam. Rustic malts, wet straw, some yeast esters, toasted grain, peppered grass, chamomile and a hint of apple to round out the bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1142) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2015
750ml bottle pours hazy pale brown orange with medium head. Nose has some earthy bread spice and some grainy dough. Taste has soft yeast with earthy spice, bready grain and a touch of cereal, dry, banana, finishes dry with a hint of sweet grain spice and rounded yeast fruit. Simple but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
750 ml bottle. Cloudy orange color with thin head. Slightly yeasty, Orange peel, mild grass, herbs.

The flavor is a carbon copy of the aroma. The light crisp body also displays a chewiness if that makes any sense at all. Grain and sweet fruit. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
Thanks Chris for sharing this one. Dark gold. 1 finger yellowish head. Smells nice. Yeasty with a good level of herbs and very light european hop bitterness. There’s a strange taste for sure like hefeweizen. Sweet candy corn, caramel. Bitterness was intense. mango and papaya. pretty darn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy yellowish orange with white head. Funk, light fruits, spice, and bready wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a slightly sweet and funky note.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
Lickinghole Creek Short Pump Saison Virginia Farmhouse Ale hits all the notes on the style. Murky orange pour with a foamy head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with just a touch of funk. Taste is sweet and fruity with a touch of funk and a peppery finish. Short Pump is refreshing and leaves you wanting more -- good thing it comes in a large bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast and spices. Doughy yeast flavor with some grain, spices, and rye. Medium body with lively carbonation. Not bad for a $6 750 ml bottle.


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