SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright orange with a large white head. Smells peppery with some funky notes and hints of fruits. Tastes peppery with some funk and hints of light fruits underneath. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth texture and slightly prickly mouth-carbonation, Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale has a peppery finish.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 bottle from Tom (oldgrowth) Thanks! Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries, if not my favorite. Pours out an orange color with a thick white head. Smell is fruity and earthy, full of yeast and malts. Taste is rich and smooth, very easy to drink. Goes down so easily I could almost chug it. This is the best saison I have ever drank, hands down. Smuttynose is almost a reason for this southern boy to move to New Hampshire. Simply awesome. VERY underrated on this site. Thanks so much for this one Tom!!
dwyerpg (4640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
IN a word: delicious. Beautiful golden honey color with a big foamy white head. Musty and bready Belgian yeast aroma with notes of straw and slightly tart stone fruit. Commensurate taste with a clean and refreshing candy finish. Good soft semi-bright and lively palate.
mikedR (1336) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful fruit-forward saison-"style" beer, but definitely departs greatly from the style. Big fruit aroma and taste. Not much carbonation. Very smooth, and quite high in ABV -- 9.3 -- but is cloy. Some discernible Belgian yeast, but really we're talking fruit fruit and more fruit here. I like it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 I can’t believe I am the 3rd to try this. It pours a solid coppery/orangy color, with minimal head. The aroma is complex, giving off wafty olfactory molecules of Bretty, funky, fruity, tainty malts, female gymnastics arena, hopcitrus and candi sugar, plus some cobwebby floral and dry spicy notes. The taste is initially on the sweet side, with an initial taste blast of Bretty, candi sugary musky, damp pale malts, giving way to hopcitrus and some tropical fruit at mid-palate, and ending with dry florals and orange zest, coriander, pineapple, and canteloupe. It gets a bit hot as it warms. This one is very good.
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a golden orangey color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of fresh spices, fruit, yeast and a hint of wheat. Taste is spicy with hints of banana, nutmeg, bread dough, yeast and dates. Excellent and the alcohol content isn’t too high which makes for more drinking of this gem.
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep golden hued with thick vanilla frothy head. Paradoxically clean and barny at same time, apple cider aromas, pear and apple notes very mild spiciness.another terrific specimen from Smutty
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight brett and leather aroma. Golden color with white head. Complex orangey taste...hard to pin down, just really good!
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
matty (217) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy golden-amber with a white frothy head that lasts down the glass. Slight alcohol in the swallow along with a little sour note. Very good.