Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" Saison
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Brett/peppercorn saison

Thomas is the third 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.

This Saison-style ale uses Pilsner & Munich malts with Wakatu, Motueka & Pacific Gem hops, and it is fermented with a single strain of French saison yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 In Maine with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with nice active white head and lacing. Aroma is spice, lemon, light funk and citrus. Mouthfeel is great, very delicate and balanced with notes of spice (peppercorn maybe?), lemon funk, sweet fruit and a faint doughy character. Very nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, peach, orange peel, Belgian yeast, and a touch of lemon. It pours a dull golden-orange with a large white head that leaves behind a lot of thin webbing on the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and Belgian yeast. The finish has orange/lemon peel, floral notes, pepper, and a hint of lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at Westbrook. Deep golden pour with a large rocky white head with lots of lace. Funky yeast aroma, orange blossom honey, fruitiness, grassy spice and dough. Slightly sweeter body with yeast funk, dough, lemon and spiciness. Thicker body and sweeter than the usual suspects but damn tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draught at Craftsman. Slight funk in aroma. Very yeasty. Yellow. Cloudy. Lemon. Nice saison overall. Not dry, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Tap at the Distillery, Savannah. It pours cloudy orange with a thick, dense white head. The nose is earthy, brown bread, tangerine, spice, hay and wood. The taste is earthy, orange peel, tangerine, white grape, zesty, earth, spice, grassy, dough and crisp bitterness with dry, lightly spicy finish. Medium body and moderate+ carbonation. Good depth of flavour, balance and high drinkabilty. Damn tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow ochre color with a big frothy white foam. Lots of rustic dough, floral honey, herbs, spearmint, basil, citrus. Nice round mouthfeel with great carbonation that rolls into a bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Sampled at esbls. White gold. Lots of lemon and bret here. Little earth. Pale malts. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is lime and coconut hops with straw and wheat malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, crisp malt, citrus notes and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft at The Festival. Moderately funky aroma, with flavors of bitter fruit, hay and straw. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a hazy yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty grassy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

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