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Mornington Peninsula + Stillwater Peppers Lonely Farmhouse Ale


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Formerly brewed at Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Style: Saison
Mornington, VIC, Australia
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
He came, he saw, he saison-ed. During his visit to Melbourne for Good Beer Week, Brian Strumke from Stillwater Artisanal completed three collaborations – all of them variations on his favourite style of beer. The first of them to hit venues is the one he created at Mornington Peninsula on a brew day that was also an event at which guests travelled to the brewery for the day. The guests were allowed to choose the name and, what with the saison featuring native Australian pepperberry, they chose Peppers Lonely Farmhouse Ale. The resulting beer clocks in at 5.6 percent ABV and had its pepperberries added in both the mash and fermenter. Completely the locally focused picture, only Australian grown hops were used too.
According to Mornington’s head brewer AG: “The beer presents with a rich golden hue and abounds with ginger and fruity esters on the nose leading into a palate of fruit and spice. Pepper notes late in the palate provide a suitably dryish finish.”

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (661) - - JUL 18, 2014
Found this to be one of the tastiest saisons I’ve had for a long while. Some great regular saison flavours, yeasty Bready that classic farmhouse like flavours. The pepper berry just lifts the whole beer over all. Really good nice tasty drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 120914. Take it or leave it. Peppery finish that carries over from the flavour. A little sickly after a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
Cloudy pear colour. Aroma is spice coming out the ying yang. Smells like a witbier. Taste is the same with a strong tangy presence; probably too tangy to have more like a small pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Like a saison but with more. The regular saison flavours of yeast, bread, and clove are there, but the flavours and aromas are beefed up with a stronger pepper hit from the pepperberries and even more of.a lingering fruit sweetness to round it out. A spicy finish. Some.may find this too sweet for a saison, but I found it excellent after dinner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Aromas of mandarins, bread and marshmallows. The overwhelming flavour is of rotten mandarins and aniseed, with a dry breadcrumb finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3049) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Growler. Gold with a largish white head that lasts pretty well. High bead. Aroma of tartish oranges, nectarines, hay, dough, pepperberry. Stone fruity sweetness (a little much), oranges, a little tart doughy funk, floral and spicy bitter notes. At first thought it could have been drier at the end, but a bit of woodiness from the pepperberries pitches in there too.

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