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The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Urban Farmhouse Ale (previously known as B-side) is a light , crisp and refreshing farmhouse ale. Golden to light orange in color with a floral nose and a dry finish. Urban Farmhouse Ale is brewed with three base malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic 2-row and Rye.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2012: bottle-conditioned 750ml.
hazed gold with a soft white head.
banana and tropical ester nose.
silky and creamy natural carbonation.
yeasty texture.
chalky and pasty.
mildly acidic and husky.
dry and fruity.
freshly rustic. 6/4/6/4/13 - 3.3

2014: Hazed gold with a billowy, lasting white head. Malt is honey-ish, yeast is strongly phenolic (salt and pepper, graphite), clove-like, a little floral, lemon-y, herbal. Medium body, fruity (pear, apple, peach) in the mouth, sweet, medium acidity and low bitterness. Nicely carbonic / acidic against the sugar. A little pasty / starchy in the finish with mild brown apple notes. 7/4/7/4/14 - 3.6

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
markpseg (10) - - JUL 24, 2014
Nice nose & color but utterly lacking in depth. Painfully thin. Somewhat abrupt finish. Peak of summer consumption only.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
At The Commons wih Taylor; Stephen, and Taylor. Pours yellow hazy. Aroma is farmhouse barnyard, phenolic. Taste is dry some hay wheat notes, phenolic fruity. Not bad but a little phenolic for my taste. Some honey, doughy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at APEX. Head is small, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of spearmint gum, banana, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation. Darn good, actually...I passed this by in bottles a few times and decided to give ’er a whirl on draft and am glad I did. Much more hyped breweries fail miserably at this style all too often, but these guys kept this one mostly in-style and didn’t screw it up with any goofy adjuncts. There’s more banana ester than I prefer in this style, but there’s a nice spicy-herbal-peppery component that makes it fairly nice to sniff. Low ABV and the finish is delightfully dry, so it’s quite quaffable. It’s Americanized for the most part, but you can do so, so, so much worse in this genre, so I applaud the effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 06/29/2014. Pale golden pour, huge rocky head dies slowly, copious lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet cereal grains, nice round citrus, lemon zest, dusty yeast character, some white pepper. Taste is straw malts, mild sweetness, lemon tartness, herbal grassy notes, pepper, again quite yeasty. Light body, sharp carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (172) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at the Eastern Oregon Beer Festival. Pours pale yellow brew with small white head. Aroma malt, spice, grass. Flavor is floral, slightly spicy, dry with a nice bite. Thin body but lots of carbonation. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1858) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
750 ml bottle from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem. $8.99 Pours a slightly hazed golden colour with a large thick and rocky white head. Nice carbonation strings rising. Fine yeasty, leafy, slightly earthy pepper aromas.Some lemon zest too. Taste is slightly more sweeter than anticipated but mostly peppery, yeasty ,plum goodness..slight bitterness in end. LIked the mouth feel on this one..soft but plentiful carbonation and a great dry finish. Very nice beer..one for the summer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear straw yellow pour with a white head. Lemon zest aromas. Tart with lemon zest and biscuit notes. Yeasty. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontape (224) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Banana and wheat, light hops on the background. A bit sweet for me. I like their hoppy farmhouse better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Hazy straw color with a medium white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, yeast and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of herbal yeast, citrus, peppercorns and malt. The finish is floral and fruity with a yeast and citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.


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