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Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 2

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Texas Farmhouse Ale is a traditional Wallonian-style saison brewed with spelt that has been smoked over 4 Texas fruit woods. The use of peach, apricot, apple and plum woods add a subtle smokiness and light fruit texture to the earthy-sweet spelt, and marries well with the complexities of the Belgian farmhouse yeast. Earthy, peppery spice, herbal notes, soft ripe fruitiness and light smoke phenols come from fermenting at high temperatures and create a deep, refreshing character. Highly attenuated for a quenching dryness, this traditional saison is an esoteric seasonal that’s made for the Texas summer months.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7505) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Thanks to Dallas for the bottle! Poured straw golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up apricots, golden raisins, bready notes, and a kiss of honey with overtones of tangy fruit skins, cloves, and light mesquite.. very intriguing. The flavor found more of the smoky notes than the nose indicated, but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.. bready notes and lesser honey at the core.. peach kernel, apricot, and smoky tartness around, plus white pepper and clovey spicage.. finished very dry with heavy carbonation and residual tartness from the fruit and smoke. Medium-bodied, but with more filling carbonation on the palate (a little bit too much).. overall very refreshing, dry, and well-balanced. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Murky golden color with lasting off white head. Barnyard dung, dry hay, grass, light citrus aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice dry hay, grass, dry spice flavors with mild smoke---good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3274) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
375 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with some lacing. over a cloudy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is smoke,cereal, light fruits including pear, apple.....taste is light smoke, fruit including light peach, pear, finishing with a peppery hop bite....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds acid bite. The smoke is incongruous to the style. Otherwise this has the underlying aromas and flavors of a Saison. Additionally, it is very quenching. It would be interesting to try this without the use of wood smoke. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Yellow pour, white head Odd beer. The smoked wood seems at odd with the saison yeast, a bit vegetal. Not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
375 ml bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye (thanks Markus) poured a clear gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of citrus, straw, smoke and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke, straw, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth lingering fruity smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Deep golden in color with a light haze and soft, well-developed white head. Fruity aroma; pineapple and banana with a light smoke. A light maltiness but with those pineapple and banana notes, some spice and smoke as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2486) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
500ml bottle in a local bottle exchange. Make sure to pour this fairly quickly once you open it - didn’t gush but did make its way slowly out of the bottle. Cloudy pale orange with a creamy white head. Partially dried lemon peel (think of when you zest a lemon and then leave it out on the counter for a day), light spice and yeast, almost a bit of wheat. High carbonation, moderate but fresh body, pepper with yeast and most lemon zest. Becomes a little dry, lots of flavour on the finish. Becomes better at the end for sure.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from Fossil Creek Liquors. Light, hazy pour with a big white head. Aroma is lemons, yeast, and dust. Taste is tart and about the same.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a murky yellow gold color with a white foamy head. Aroma is slightly zesty with lemon notes. Flavor is zesty, dry, citrus and even more dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Hazy gold color with a thin bubbly head. Tastes a little sour, VERY carbonated.


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