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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Farmhouse ales are less of a style and more of a loose branch on the beer family tree,  originating in the agrarian borderland shared by France and Belgium. When farm owners needed to provide nourishment and compensation to seasonal farm workers, beer was an obvious part of the package, since they were already growing many of the ingredients. The humble origins of these beers meant that they were brewed with whatever ingredients were on hand. This lack of convention has lead to a wide range of expressions of the style and even breweries that specialize in or brew saisons exclusively, like Oxbow in Maine and Fantome in Belgium. We’ve tweaked the recipe for  our Farmhouse Ale a little bit this year, adding a small amount of pineapple sage. The result is slightly amplified fruit character, that really adds to the flavor (but don’t be afraid that we’ve completely recreated the beer). Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (521) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a golden body with a medium head. Very nice and a little funky aroma. Well balanced and very nice farmhouse taste with tones of hay and such. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8750) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Spicy, malty, and earthy flavors, bread, peaches, apricot. Solid malt and well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1023) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale gold colour with a white head. Aroma is lemon zest with some yeast and a touch of spices. Flavour is light citrus and yeast, pretty light and not much going on. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft. From notes. Barnyard and horse blanket funk, along with a little tart citrus. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Hazy gold/orange color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, citrus (notably orange & lemon), fruit, and some pepper hops; Dry finish; Standard carbonation; Nice enough.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1028) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a clear carbonated gold with no head. Has a sweet caramel, malt, wheat, and citrus aroma. Has a sweet caramel and prune taste with some citrus and wheat. A slightly sour aftertaste, but nothing intense.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy orange with a medium sized bubbly white head, short retention leaving a thin top film and the rest receding to the edge; light lacing. Aroma is pear esters and perfume alcohol initially with medium cracker and Pils malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is medium pear esters and yeast spices, lightly spicy alcohol, light spicy hops and light hop bitterness, medium cracker and Pils malt, balance is to the esters and yeast spices with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium alcohol warmth and prickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2013 bottling. Clear golden color with white sheen. Fruity, bready, spicy Belgian yeast aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Dusty pale malt base brew with big spicy earthy yeast, dough, and white grape fruitage___warming alcohol twang to finish---good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2853) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottled. Slightly pale gold. Particulate. Charismatic floral sugary saison aroma. Light hops, pretty credible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1739) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Appearance: lightly hazed light yellow, with a thin, quickly vanishing creamy white head. Aroma: nose of yeasty esters, citrus, banana, light funk, uncooked pie crust, clove, banana, and a whiff of herb garden. Taste: extremely sweet, with strong notes of banana, orange, and vanilla cream over a lightly peppery yeasty note which includes clove; then there’s some light floral honey notes and a hint of dried herbs. Finish: surprisingly dry, with that herbal sage note shucking and jiving in the background under the slowly fading yeast. Notes: Definitely on the sweet side for a saison, with some straight up hefeweizen characteristics. Then the sage comes out, really drying the palate. Alcohol was extremely well hidden.


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