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Lickinghole Creek Short Pump Saison Virginia Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Hazy light brown orange. Dusty yeast, some light mineral, sweet fruits and somewhat sweet in the aroma. Flavor is similar, though messy in not a good way and a bit sweet. Lighter body that’s a little dull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle Moderate to heavy bread, grain and hay for the malt, moderate to heavy hop note of grapefruit, light to moderate barnyard for the yeast, background note of honey and vinegar. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white, with fair lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic, then finishes faintly sweet and heavily bitter. palate is medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation with a tart and dry finish. A very tart, very acidic and a little wild Saison. Probably what old time Saison were like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
750ml->tulip. Cloudy copper-gold with huge frothy offwhite head. A: yeast, grains, herbs, orangepeel. T: somewhat bitter grains, herbs. Decent, if slightly yardish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15759) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2769) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1294) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3920) - 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.

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