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Mammoth Wild Sierra Mountain Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This beer is a continuation of our quest to produce distinct beers using local indigenous ingredients. Wild Sierra emulates spring in the Sierra with the snow melting out of the forests and giving way to fruity/spicy aromas of the trees with a touch of earthiness from wet soil. Mountain farmhouse style is very alive with active cultures of wild yeast continuously changing the flavor profile. We use Belgian ale yeast, Saison yeast, and wild yeast harvested off of local Pion Pine needles in the brewing process. Our wild yeast also contains Lactobacillus which lends a refreshing tartness to the beer.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (782) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Starts off with a past-its-prime handmade corn tortilla aroma along with dry hay. Hazy medium yellow with a nice foamy white head. The tortilla aroma follows slightly into the taste, but it blends in with the hay and quite pronounced peppery and coriander spices to become a really nice flavor. This is definitely a Saison with the spice and barnyard components, but it has a bit more body than some versions. I didnt think I was detecting the pine needles at all, but now Im thinking that might be where some of the spice is coming from. Nice caramel and honey sweetness balances the more earthy components perfectly. Finishes very long and spicy for a Saison and definitely makes you want more. Excellent seasonal from a brewery Im not very familiar with but now want to be after trying this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1410) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Golden yellow with a thick haze, gigantic ricky bright white head and excellent lace. Aromas of barnyard funk, pine, lemony citrus, peppery spice, Belgian yeast and grainy malt. Light bready malt flavors with fruity yeast, black pepper, resin and lemon. Light body, mdeium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is honeycomb, floral, and a light casaba note. Clear yellow orange with a big heavy lacing off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet and fruity with a slight hint of funk that is barely discernable. Not all that wild or saison like, tastes like a light weaker Belgian dubble style to me.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
connor0415 (47) - - MAR 11, 2015
Smells of corn and honey mostly, some yeast comes through. Way too sweet and has no pine or hop flavor. It kind of reminds me of El toritos sweet corn cake. there?s a good bit of carbonation but it doesn?t lend well to the taste. Not very well executed, I was looking forward to a saison with a bit of pine but ended up with a drain pour

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bomber. Fairly floral on the nose, hints at tropical fruits almost, slight nod to pine. Not much grass on the flavor, fairly wet on the malt, and not really tart whatsoever. Mostly fruity flavors abound. Its a good brew, just not what I was expecting reading the bottle. Extra point for using indigenous yeast!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Mammoth says theres yeast from pion pines, which explains the herbal pineyness in the aroma and flavor. Not too wild, but its young yet, and works quite well as a nice floral saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2775) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Taster p bryggeriet. Lysegul uklar l. Duft af banan og gr, minder lidt om en hefe men s alligevel ikke. Smagen er prget af citrus og saison. Fin l der helt klart virker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2014
~12 oz draft at the Curry Village pizza spot in Yosemite, California. The pour is hazed golden yellow with a smallish white head. The aroma is herbal, traditional Belgian yeast notes. The taste is the medicinal herbal of the nose, with a bit of sticky sweet malt then the Belgian yeast carries the finish. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation and an earth medicinal herbal yeast finish. Pretty typical American Saison.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Orange and lemon in the aoma, very fruity but a much better fruitiness in flavor than the hefe or summer session. Really an outstanding beer in my opinion. Smooth and creamy; a home run.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Spring 2013 bottle thanks to TWalls. Pours with a hazed golden yellow hued body and a large fluffy white head with good retention and lace. Aromas are of isoamyl acetate, spruce, herbal hops, peppery phenols, light Brett and pine, medium malt, low fusel alcohol. Something a touch spicy that I cannot place. Flavors are medium malty, biscuity and toasty, mildly earthy, clean, crisp, some earthy and lightly nutty notes, low tartness. Decent saison. Easy to drink. Peppery, earthy, odd spice finish. Not bad at all. A bit of (at least perceived) residual sweetness in the finish.


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