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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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. Weíve 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 donít be afraid that weíve completely recreated the beer). Cheers!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head isnít as towering as some saisons, but it is a one finger white shade. Retention isnít great, however. S: This actually has a nice whiff of funk to it. It takes a while for it to really hit the nose, though - upon opening, itís mostly comprised of white wine with a spicy undertone. There are also some candied sugar notes buried in there. Aside from being a little sweet for my style preferences, it hits upon the major aspects well. Swirling it, in particular, will really allow all that stank-ass cheesiness to hit the nose. T: It starts off with a wave of spiciness. Earthiness is also prevalent - especially around the middle - but some of the funk notes are a bit subdued next to the aroma. When sufficiently warmed up, swirling the glass will cause some of the funkiness to reappear more vividly - not just on the aroma, but on the flavor as well. The finish is bready and (perhaps) slightly too sugary. Definitely a good saison thatís only let down by occasional overt sweetness. M: An initial fizz helps to lift the (rather dense) body off of the tongue fairly well. After the swallow, though, it leaves a bit too much sweetness on the back palate. Even worse, it also leaves a bit too much astringency on the front of the palate, making it slightly harsh. Thatís never good. Otherwise, itís easy to drink. O: This oneís nice, but not my ideal saison. With a little less sweetness, this could have been killer. Still solid, still worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1844) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange with a dissipating white head and sweet fruity, spicy aroma. Taste is full of spices and fruity notes along with yeast into the peppery, fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1911) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours a dark rusty orange with a very small beige head. Nose is yeast, spice and cloves. Taste is yeast with good funk, with spice , cloves and alcohol . Ends on the same tasting notes with a moderately long alcoholic ending . Nice saison ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2015
2013 purchased at Kenny Road Market in Columbus, Ohio for $2 in 2015 and enjoyed September 9, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter. Look - Thick bubbled white head was there but gone before the picture. None left. No lacing. Very clear cider like body. Smell - Sour. Apple. Pineapple. Strawberry. Taste - Cider like apple/sour. Yeast. Malt. Cinnamon. Feel - Carbonation surprises me with look. Heavy. Overall - This is a two year old farmhouse. I didnít have high expectations. Mainly a cider compared to saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3975) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bomber from Kenny Road Market: murky gold pour, thin tan head. aroma of sweet lemony, yeast, background candy banana. tastes are malty, honey candy, belgian spices, dough, little funk, earthy. some late bitterness. feels heavy - yeasty, sweet sipper. kind of weird and all over the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5086) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at hollywood during the spring Harley tour of 15. Looks like pale lager, has a stronger sweeter almost volatile smell. First taste is not as rude as I was expecting considering the alky content, hides it well. Rather smooth and well behaved. Even has hints of wildness on the tart side if you look fer them. Now a slight aroma of mildness sticks its head upa as well. Civilized and one of the better higher alky saisons Iíve had. Nice job smutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a small white head. Aromas of yeast, spices and a variety of fruit. Tastes quite fruity along with spices and a good amount of sweet malt and yeast. Medium bodied. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1973) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Solid, but boring saison. Appropriate hay, yeast, pepper, slightly tart, minimal barnyard. Just fine,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (760) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bomber compliments of Phatdog1. Poured an unfiltered golden color with a white top and lacing. Taste of lemon grass, spice, earthy, and a touch of sage. Lively carbonation, medium body. Overall itís a little watery on the palate, but Smuttynose did a fine job of hiding the alcohol!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, some vanilla, hints of slight yeast into a bit of grain, touch of white fruit into a bit of yeast. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, some spice into a bit of lemon, white fruits with a hint of orange, finishing spicy, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

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