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Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Traditionally brewed seasonally in the barn and other farmhouse buildings, thus the name. This style almost died out due to the perception of being a “regular person’s beer” but was revived by craft and home brewers with the love of its diversified flavors. Cloudy amber color with some spicyness and earthy flavors from the yeast. This semi-dry, medium bitterness beer has been revitalized because of “regular people” loving great beer. This beer will go great with any hearty meal, particularly with meats (goes well with red meat and white meat, and even fish).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
16 ounce can. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, and citrus. Taste is malt, yeast, spice, citrus, and florals. Interesting take on the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1676) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap...clear pale pour with white head.. aroma of hopps and malts...taste is light hops sone pine..ok

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (1019) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Fairly good saison that has more of the earth elements than others.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
16oz can from Beertopia in Omaha. Slightly cloudy amber colour, slight foamy head. Balanced spicy sweet flavours of malts and yeast. Moderate hop bitter. Very very good beer, good thing I bought a 4 pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Aroma is spices, malts, sweetness and mildly perfumed. The flavor is malts, medium tartness, light spices, a mildly off sourness and a tangy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2013
hazy, honey color, very thin head. aroma has notes of plastic, coriander, bubblegum. flavor has a sweet and sour thing going on. slight bitterness. herbal finish. Thin and not terribly interesting. Not for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
From a 16 oz can. The body is a hazy rich copper with a whispy thin off white head. The funky nose has mango and leather. There is also some black pepper spice. There is also some caramel. This tastes fairly funky and tart. There is some fresh mangos and bitter grapefruit peels. There is also some salty leather. There is a lot of funk and tartness in this one. A decent brew, but the sour character is a little much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Calling this a farmhouse ale is somewhat strange as it seems something in between that and a real sour ale. Less wheat and spice than pure Belgian yeast funk. Still, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Pours a light orange color with a big head and great lacing on the glass.

The aroma is citrusy, a little soapy, mildly floral and has a bit of raw grainy malt.

The flavor has a good bit of citrus fruitiness, some crackery malt, and is largely dry. Banana and dusty flavors work well and the hoppiness is generally of the floral type. Very well balanced.

I had absolutely no expectation of this being even close to this good, what a pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012
16 oz can. Pours a hazy, dark brownish-gold with a thick white head that dissipates rapidly leaving a patchy layer on the surface of the beer. Aroma is quite nice, yeasty, sweet, floral, spicy (clove), and fruity. Flavor is on the sweeter side initially, fruity and yeasty, followed by a long finish that is too bitter for the style. Palate is a bit harsh. Overall a decent beer, one I would certainly drink again, though I probably wouldn’t seek it out and would likely prefer another Saison over this if given the option.


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