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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A homage to traditional European beers brewed for quenching the thirst of farm workers of "Saisonaires." A unique Belgian Saison yeast is used to impart a mixture of spice, fruity and earthy notes along with a lip smacking palatability.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2599) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Big ups to cousin brian for hooking me up with this one. Nice nose. Malty and citrusy tastes as well. Yeast predominates. Finishes a little sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bomber - Poured a darkish amber with a thin whitish head. Aroma was distinctive of Belgian ales... very yeasty and rich with only a very slight hint of hops. Flavor is also of strong Belgian yeast with a minor amount of sourness. Malty sweetness is in the background, but supports the overall richness of the brew. Palate is rich and creamy. Finish is slightly sour and fairly long lasting. A really great beer and one that I sincerely wish to repeat soon...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Ok, so I was a little congested when I tried this beer, and Iíve pushed the rating up slightly to compensate. Even with limited faculties I can tell this beer has great depth and complexity. The pour is beautiful. Clear golden straw supports a foamy, creamy off-white head. Floral hop aromatics spiced up with cloves. Some citrus hops as well. Fruits. These are balanced very nicely by maltiness and the obvious and always welcome Belgian ale yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3328) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Bomber. Sweet, sugary, slightly orange hoppy aroma. This is quite floral and aromatic. Certainly sweet and aromatic for a saison, yet this is a very pleasurable aroma. Transparent golden-copper color with a small off-whitish head and fair lacing. Sweet, sugary start with some pineapple notes present. A little musty in the middle, with some sticky toffee notes later on with some more floral and grassy hops. I donít think this is a very authentic saison, but it is an enjoyable and flavorful beer, nonetheless.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2006
WTF????? this beer is undeserving of its rating. Sure, Smuttynose makes some excellent beers.... but this is not one of them. you get no points for reputation. this beer is weak and uninspiring. "Farrmhouse" means peculiarly everyday, I think

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Pours clear pale amber with a medium sized, white head. The aroma is floral and peppery with some bready malts. The flavor is slightly sweet, herbal and spicey. The mouthfeel is light with lively carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Smells cidery. Sweet and yet hoppy flavor, characteristic of a saison. No head. Orange color, cloudy with small bubbles.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Re-rate based upon 2007 version: 22 oz bottle, pours a hazy light orange in color with a medium to large off white head. Aroma: Alot of dupont yeast: must, citrus esters and hops, peppery spice, light notes of honey. Taste: Citrusy fruit and musty, lightly funky dupont yeast mix nicely with a light honey sweetness and peppery spice. Medium bodied, finishes with spice and light citrus. A really good, american made saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2006 Bomber. Poured an orange color with a frothy white head that lasted and produced thick lacing. The aroma was of fruits, spices and a slight citrus background. The flavor found apples and other fruits mixed with spices. Medium body, sweet throughout, and even carbonation. It reminded me more of a dubbel or even a triple more than a saison but very nice none the less.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 (22 oz. bottle (2006) from Downeast Beverage Co.) This pours a hazy orange with a sort of fizzy small off-white head that recedes to a film. Aroma of wheat malt, I didnít pick out anything else. Spotty light lacing. Mouthfeel refreshing, kind of fizzy. A little sticky feeling too. This seemed pretty well-carbonated (lots of burps). Flavor mostly of wheat malt, but also peaches and white grapes particularly as it warms a little. Kind of has a wine feel to the flavor. Some sourishness as well. The light peach taste is in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. Good but didnít blow me away or anything. UPDATE (7/17/10): Based on a í07 bottle that was cellared for a couple of years. This one was excellent - caramel, light fruitiness, hops and yeast with a touch of alcohol warmth - very well-balanced, mellow, sweet, tasty and refreshing. New rating is an average of the two scores.


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