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Westbrook Bearded Farmer 1: “Hughey” Saison

Westbrook Bearded Farmer 1: “Hughey” Saison
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hughey is the first installment in our “Bearded Farmer” series of saisons. In keeping with the farmhouse brewing tradition, the idea here is to brew each successive beer a little (or a lot) differently than the ones before it. Hughey is brewed with a blend of rustic grains including oats, rye, and spelt, then fermented with a combination of Belgian and French yeast strains, including three types of Brettanomyces.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with thick white head. The aroma is yeast, brett, and pepper. Thin mouthfeel with nice brett, citrus, oak, funk, and light dry finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at the Euston Tap, London on 28 March 2014 (thanks Fergus and/or Leighton). Poured amber, with a massive, white head. Aroma of bready malt, mango and boiled sweets. Big pineapple flavour, with notes of chewy malt and crisp citrus. Finish was mango, yeast and straw.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle at the Euston tap . golden straw coloout with a big frothy white head. Aroma is big Brett c pinraapple effervescent rubber. Flavour is crisp lemon chalk, lovely Belgian phenols. Oh this is so so good. Farmyard flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750mL bottle pours with a murky deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up sweet and estery notes, some maltiness, sweet soured citrus and a bit of earthy basement. The taste delivers sweetness, apple to pear to apricot fruity esters and then a touch of honey sweetness. It has a modest soured citrus kind of tartness here and there. Pretty cool stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Craft Beer Co webshop. Golden colour, slightly hazy, white bubbly head. Aroma is fruity, strawberries, ice cream, belgian yeasty, bit of funkiness and light graininess. Taste is great, nice tropical fruit punchiness, some slight sourness, berries at the end. Bit of sweetness from the fruitiness, but a little bite too. Very moreish. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear gold, soapy white head. Flavors are all Brett! Brett bomb actually! Manure, leather, rotten earth, old apple cores, barnyard funkalicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (685) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Very carbonated. Over flowing. Aroma is yeasty, bready. Taste us the same, very tart, a bit sour. Nicely tart and sour. Yummy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft. Cloudy straw pour with foamy white head. Aroma has hints of pepper, some light fruit, and a tinge of funk. Thin mouthfeel, not much flavor relative to the aroma. (from notes)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1928) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
22oz bottle at CPK, London. It pours a bright apricot color with a large white head. Aroma is quite funky with citrus, herbal hops, grass and brett. Taste is quite hoppy and dry with herbal hops, peaches, citrus peel, violets and brett notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Good

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from Greenville beer exchange. Pours golden with two inches of white foam. Nice sourness from the Brett on the nose along with all that barnyard. Nice and funky on the tongue. Finishes clean. Very nice.


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