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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Juniper Farmhouse Ale: Brynhildr’s Gift is named for the valkyrie Brynhildr, who, upon being awaken by the dragon-slaying hero Sigfried, gave him the gifts of ale and wisdom. While not a traditional Scandinavian ale, I used rye, juniper berries, and some traditional brewing techniques to create a modern farmhouse ale with character that would be recognizable to the old norse.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (637) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Cloudy brownish orange with massive peach-white head. Aroma is strongly breadlike, with apricot, cinnamon, hay, and honey notes. Taste is very sweet. The body is heavier, but the active carbonation keeps it from having a syrupy feel. The swingtop made a rather loud "pop" each time openned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle... Clear amber pour with a small creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is restrained, but I’m able to pull light notes of juniper and honey from my glass. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Tastes like a honey and sorghum beer. There’s a trace of molasses here. Trends sweet, but not cloying. An odd and interesting beer. Pretty good. Bottle courtesy of BVery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
On tap at ABR - this was a Bourbon Barrel Aged version. A hot saison style that was a good canvas for the boubon to come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11904) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Fliptop 750 from Guerde. Pours beautiful copper with a creamy beige head. Spicy berry and mild roast caramel aroma. Med body. Flavor is very lightly fructose with bitter berry for balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange blonde with an attractive beige head and a strange, probably juniper, aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with some honey and a bittering juniper influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2671) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2013
A nice big flip-top bottle shared by my friend at the First Kinki Beer Tasting. I like what Olvade Farms is doing, cool old style beers that are right up my alley. A cloudy honey gold pour pungeant, raisin fruity aroma on a medium body. The flavor was honey comb, sweet, fruity, musty & spicy. As noted by people at the tasting "A slice of awesomeness".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to Skyview:   Darker straw, candied orange hue, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet candied melon on the nose, a little musty but in a sweet way.   A bit bready too.   A little mealy and straw like, strong straw yet sweet, on the tongue.   A bit flat, gushed when opened but carbonation is light.   Otherwise moderate body and mouthfeel.   Mealy finish, slightly sweet, bready, with a slight tame gooseberry flavor.   Interesting, wished it were a bit more tart or sour to balance out the mealieness.   Interesting to say the least.   Some melon balls in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Honey, apples and a little juniper. Another great beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3737) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Well, you just can’t mistake the juniper here. It’s front and center and in proportions enough to please James Bond or other gin & tonic drinkers. But there is a delicate balance here that is really tremendous. This beer screams out with authenticity, as if a farmer brewed it to an old recipe--there’s an earthy, natural, balanced flavor to complement the juniper. Really good. (bottle, 2013 Ale Jail festival, St. Paul, MN)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Nice banana & clove aroma. Big fluffy long lasting amber head. Beautiful and refreshing, but rich. Malt flavor leans toward Pilsner and maybe a hint of Munich malts. Slightly under-attenuated, but not quite cloyingly sweet. More alcohol than you feel upon drinking it. Mediocre finish with just a bit of dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Belgian yeast big sweetness. Looks Is this a farmhouse or what. Big head. With the Juniper, odd and interesting. Ok drinkability.A little colour and this is a traditional?

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