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The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1298) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy milky yellow with a huge creamy white head that retains well (it’s actually growing), and leaves a bunch of lacing.

The aroma is earthy funky yeast with some sweet bready malt and a little fruit and spice.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and some funky yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (2307) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Floral and clean, somewhat hoppy, with a touch of dry funk in there too. Another well crafted, drinkable yet complex brew from the commons..........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (475) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
A full flavoured farmhouse brew that is fruity, spicy and oh-so refreshing for it. A style I am really beginning to love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (454) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Aroma: Floral, lemon, grain, bitter hop, light funk (almost like a Pilsner). Flavor: Floral, grain, gentle lemon, white grapefruit, straw/hay, light white pepper. Cleaning, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3668) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with an extremely thick off-white head on there. Nose has some definite floral and funk to it, with just a hint of some crisp fruit to it. Taste is light and crisp, and just a little bit sour, though it just feels fresh. Me gusta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold white head. Nose and taste of pear, lemongrass, saison yeast, coriander and citrus bread. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled March 2014

A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three-finger thick, including an additional two-fingers above the rim of my glass, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale honey color that shows a lightly hazed, pale golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma is a nice mix of fruity fermentation notes, dried, grassy, pale grain notes, and a touch of musty and spicy fermentation character. Specific notes of pears, floral apples, a touch of melon character, some spicy pink ginger like notes, a musty / woody pepper character, and actually just a musty lumber like woody note, as well as an ample floral character that leans towards a dried field of wild-flowers and flowered weeds.

Ample fruit flavors contribute a perceived sweetness that tastes of pears and flower nectar predominantly, but touches on notes of cider, and floral dry white wine notes. The finish has a bit of peppery spiciness and a light carbonic bite to it, though the fruitiness lingers through to the long finish. In the middle and finish there is a woodiness that is wrapped up in the pepper character, perhaps a touch of ginger, and some chamomile like character that ends up being supporting, but fairly pervasive. The body of this beer is really quite light, but it somehow still manages to have a velvety texture to it somehow; this beer is downright quaffable and a bottle of this will disappear quite a bit faster than I might have expected. There is a hint of tartness to this that helps to play up the fruit character.

This is a really nice beer, it could use a bit more sharpness, spiciness, or something to balance out the dominant fruit / floral notes from the fermentation character. I am a sucker for these types of beers though, and this is pretty well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2020) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle pour at torst in greenpoint Brooklyn. Pours a light yellow color with a yeasty wheaty flavor. Very saisonish. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8042) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
markpseg (11) - - JUL 24, 2014
Nice nose & color but utterly lacking in depth. Painfully thin. Somewhat abrupt finish. Peak of summer consumption only.

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