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RATINGS: 481   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Orange color in glass. Nose is sweet and yeasty. Light sugary taste. Fruity undertones. An excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
aniother winner from smutynose. Every beer I have by these guys is great. This saison is cool, refreshing, fruity and smooth. drinks very easy and taste great. Cloudy reddish tan body with a whitish head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pour is hazy orangey yellow with a thin off white head...smell is slightly funky and yeasty with some citrus...chewy sweet flavor...overly sweet...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 Pours clear orange with a smallish head. Aroma is slightly yeasty with a small amount of citrus. Flavor is bready and citrus. Taste is very similar to a wit. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
(650ml bottle) Thanks for the bottle Muzzlehatch! Pours a medium, white creamy head with a lightly carbonated, orange body. Nose is mildly biscuity with overtones of yeast and fruit. Decent flavour - somewhat barnyard and wet wheat mixed with watery raspberry seeds. Good recipe and a fine beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5362) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Has a very strong saison aroma. The flavor is very smooth and subtle like a saison should be. Quite nice beer, with a little dry hoppy finish. Thanks to beerlist.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Nice fruity/yeasty taste. Satisfying, but not too cloying in any way. Tastes like an authentic European saison type ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Poured a clear orange color (second pour of bottom of the bottle produced more of an amber color with yeasty cloudiness) with an ok initial head that thinned pretty quickly for the style (ie. weak overall appearance). Aroma was of coriander and spice, almost like a witbier, except for minor funk. Flavor was light funky earthy, sweet wheat, coriander, and other yeasty phenolic spices (a touch of pepper). Perhaps a tad too sweet and sticky underneath the saison flavors, but good stuff (nice price too!).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Rich golden body with some visible pale yeast flocks and a uniform, sudsy white head. Aroma has lots of sweet, honey-like malt, peppery phenolics, and some bubble gum. Lots of underattenuated base malt in the flavor and substantial, somewhat astringent bitterness. Unrefined, with little intriguing depth to put it anywhere near the league of a really good saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a whit ehead. Aroma is of yeast, fruits, spice, coriander. Flavor is much of the same, with the yeast, spices and coriander coming though. Very smooth, with an excellent aftertaste.


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