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Moerlein La Grange Saison Farmhouse Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Saison style was traditionally brewed at farmhouses in Wallonia, the French speaking part of Belgium, during the late Spring months. True to tradition, our Saison du Fermier has soft fruity (lemony) notes accented by peppery flavors produced by a special strain of yeast. The spicy hop character and clean, very dry, slightly tart finish yield a beer that is extremely pleasing to drink during the summer months, as well as being food friendly. Try our Saison du Fermier with Mussels or Blackened Chicken Salad.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Draft at Mayvberry (in the building formerly occupied by The Courtyard Cafe). Cloudy gold/amber color, very little head, appealing sweet/fuirty aroma, pungent sweet and spicy flavor that’s amply assertive with notable clove and yeast notes. Very nice brew.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2013 Taster on tap at Hopnosis 2013, of a version that was ’12 and ’13 blended together then dry-hopped (merged into this entry). Mostly hazy golden orange color. Minimal to no head. Good citrusy hop nose, definitely get a lot of those citrusy, american hops in this, much more so than in standard La Grange. Light caramel, biscuity malt. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky finish. Easy-drinking, and with good texture, but maybe a little flat. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid hoppy beer.... So hop-forward though, drinks more like a flat IPA than a saison. 7/2/6/4/13

Earlier Rating: 9/12/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Sample on tap at Cincy beerfest. Good thin foamy white head. Some lace. Half hazy orange yellow color. Nice satisfying spicy pepper aroma. Good nice lighter carbonation. Good zest, sweet taste. Light banana. Tasty

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft - pours deep gold with little white head. Bread, light citrus, floral and yeasty. Expected more of a wheat or straw presence. Mildly sweet with a tiny hop (22 ibu) kick. Fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Alright, I had thiis one at the Moerlein OTR brewey opening, and I was impressed by its "bready" taste and heightened malts. Yes, I know that there are better "French Farmer Beers" out there, but I like this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pour at Cincinnati’s First Craft Beer Only Oktoberfest on 10/6/12. Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head. Funky nose also consisting of citrus and a big herbal note. Malty and herbal flavor with a crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Draft. Poured a cloudy yellow color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate floral hop, citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5124) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft to pint. Looks good; a semi-cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells doughy and mildly sweet. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft at the Lager House, served in the house pint glass. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of orange and lemon citrus, sweet and bready malts, mild peppery spice, and a light dose of barnyard funk. The flavor is similar, with orange and lemon citrus (more tarness than the nose), apricots, sweet and bready malts, mild pepper, barnyard funk, and grass. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice summer saison.


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