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The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salmoniform (269) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Medium straw hue with white head consisting of delicate bubbles which lingered. Aroma is straw, sweet spice, slight apple, floral, soapy. Mouthfeel is so-so with a medium body and lacking carbonation. Taste is dry carbonic sharpness initially with a slightly astringent following and dry bitter finish. Overall this is an ok brew, but nothing really stands out as impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
curepute (124) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
Light golden, almost clear, 3 finger shaving cream head. Nose of farmhouse yeast, light malts. Taste is yeasty, hint of lemon, pepper, bread. Finished with a little sweetness (actually too sweet for me).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a yellow color with a white head. Grainy, some grass, lighter fruitiness, and lighter spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014
Location: Draft at Blind Tiger, 3/26/14

Aroma: Has an aroma of yeast, grain, fruit (apple, pear), and some spice
Appearance: Has a clear apple juice looking pour with a small head and mild lace
Flavor: The taste is a mix of sweet, tart, and a little bit of spice
Palate: The body is light and fizzy, tingly and clean feel on the mouth, and a tart finish
Overall Impression: I wanted this one to be a little better. It isn’t a bad beer, there’s some good stuff going on here, but it just isn’t a great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft at Proletariat with Andy. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is super yeasty and some light malt character. Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp and medium with notes of yeast, almost some banana, lots of malt and light grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Awesome urban farmhouse ale, on tap at the brewery in portland, golden pour, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2014
750ml bottle - pours straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Estery ripe banana and spicy clove, white peppercorn, and earth. Taste is refreshingly sweet upfront, but ends nutty and somewhat dry with yeast flavors lingering. Very food friendly and consistent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
birdmachine (163) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
750ml bottle all to my lonesome. Aroma is pretty clean with subtle yeast notes, peppercorns and light spice, light straw, dough, and a splash of tropical fruit. The beer pours hazy pale yellow with big, spritzy white head that lasts the entire glass. Beautiful head retention and lacing – though the lack of color is oddly reminiscent of PBR. Taste is straw, light rustic quality, light melon, lemon and some spice. Body is light, with high carbonation and a dry finish. The carb and finish isn’t completely overpowering, but it makes the beer somewhat flat in flavor towards the end. However, the aroma is really nice and light fruit on the palate makes this beer completely crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a pale, clear gold with a white head of foam. Aroma is floral, herbal, and yeasty. Tastes floral, a little funky, and a hint at some oats. Light to medium body and medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Crisp clear golden coloured body with a ridiculously large five centimetre tall frothy white head and billions of small bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of dry malt, earth, grass, hay, light fruity sweetness and a hint of pepper. Light-bodied; Grassy and herbal flavours up front with some light fennel seed, white pepper, curacao, coriander seed and a lot of yeast at the finish. Aftertaste shows a relatively dry and grassy note with malt and some very mild spices touching at the end. Overall, a subdued and lighter saison with the flavours you’d expect, but in a lighter and more subtle way - nice beer for the summer time or for a mild saison. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Made in Oregon in Portland (PDX Airport - Terminal D), Oregon on 08-December-2013 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 20-January-2014.

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