This is a tribute to days past when these beers were brewed in the winter months to be ready for drinking all summer long. RRBC’s Rustic Farmhouse Ale is a spicy, earthy beer, with some haziness that is a signature of the French Saison yeast that is used. Until just a few years ago, the farmhouse ale was almost an endangered species in the U.S. but there has recently been a massive revival. Look for fruitiness in the aroma and in the flavor, medium bitterness, and just a touch of residual sweetness left behind from locally-produced honey.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rustic Road Brewpub. Hazy witbier yellow with next to no head. Aroma is spicy and malty with grassiness. Taste is spicy with citrus, yeast, fruit and a bit of grassy and earthy character to it.
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little spicy with a medium high hoppiness. Mild head with some sparkling carbonation. Straw yellow. Decent beer for a warm day like today.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This saison is tasty. The yeast is definitely at the forefront, glad they did it as a summer beer cause ti works.
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