RateBeer
overall
84
55
style
Serve in Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We encourage you to DABBLE in this collaboration ale brewed in LOVING memory of Brittney Fox Watts, a member of both the Heavy Seas and Terrapin FAMILIES. In true Farmhouse FASHION, this FREE-SPIRITED memorial ale celebrates her PASSION for anything UNIQUE, FRESH, CREATIVE, and maybe a little bit CRAZED. Free Spirit has a BIG HEART and a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. Keep and OPEN-MIND and TRUST your palate, we believe this beer will make you SMILE. This oneís for you, Brittney. Cheers!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: November 01, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tower, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, malty sweetness, hint of malt candy, light musty spicyness, light pepperyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light breadyness, nice spicyness, light balancing earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by mean B3C. Poured clear golden color with a large frothy off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy blalanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet candy finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5788) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Hazy golden and orange color with ivory sheen. Dusty pale malt, spicy hop, light berry fruit aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice herbal, spicy coriander flavors with dusty pale malt, and a light berry sweetness--tasty saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a small white head. The aroma had herbal and grassy hops, candy sweetness, sweet malts, juicy citrus. The flavor had much of the same; sweet, herbal, grass, some bready malt. The flavor kind of fell off toward the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2011
11 ounce goblet - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia. Brewed to honor the memory of Brittney Fox Watts, which is a good thing, but the label and tap handle features a furry, which is a bit alarming.

Appearance: Arrived to the luncheon table a hazy, amber-gold body with a scant, though sustained white head.

Smell: Sweetish smelling malts, a bit bready, not quite a bit toasty, but delivering a fair amount of honey. Moderately floral and tiny pinch of lemon zest.

Taste: Honeyed, sweet, bready and rather smooth. Light flowery aspect slides in carrying with it some mild citrus hints and a nibble of sweet apple. Low herbal tone, equally light bitterness. The beer remains fairly honeyish on the rear. Drops a hint of finely ground black pepper and dries out at the last possible moment before the finish, though still a bit heavy-ish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: I always prefer my saisons to be light, crisp, and reasonably dry, like a Saison Dupont. Oftentimes, the American renditions just end up heavier, heartier, and sweeter, which, for me, kills the whole refreshment factor. Iím more interested in the use of sunflower seeds in brewing, it raises a few questions: how did they contend with the oils, did they go sans husks, etc.?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
22oz bottle, Dipped in yellow wax. Golden color, white foam. Aroma of sunflower seeds and flowers. Light flavor, nice malt, bread, cereal, and a hint of lemon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
On tap at Tylerís, Durham. Fairly attractive pour, a semi-cloudy medium gold that was well carbonated and had decent lacing. Nose was mildly herbal, quite bready for the most part. Mouthfeel moderately playful, not much of a yeasty, herbal bite on the palate like I enjoy with the style. Flavors were very indistinct, bready and malt-forward without much other character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Draught at Tylerís. Straw golden small white head. Nose is pepper, yeast, phenolic, hoppy. Flavor is lightly astringent and bitter, typical many American incarnations of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Sampled from a bomber at the end of the evening shared by an great guy at RRVF2013. Pours a clear golden hue with a ring of offwhite head. Primary notes of honeysuckle, and grass. But it also had a distinct aroma note that is identical to the way that Oscar the Grouch smelled in the Seasame Street Scratch-n-Sniff picture book I had when I was 6 years old. Funny, the things you remember from childhood... Anyways, the beer was quite tasty, but hearing the tragic story behind it is even more moving. My thoughts go out to the families.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3640) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
22 ounce bottle shared with Preismj, poured a golden yellow color with a decent amount of carbonation. Aromas of some spicy yeast, pepper, and earth. Flavors are much the same, light on the palate, very drinkable saison overall.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50