Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" Saison
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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6760) - 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 (12193) - Escondido, California, 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 (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
4th May 2013
CBC. Cloudy gold beer, big ivory white head. Light crispy palate, dry. Good fresh bretty yeast - big time! A little lactose malt and stinging minerals. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Pours a burnt orange with thick cloud white head. Spicy citrus flavor with a bubbly mouthfeel. Slight tartness on the front end with a smooth dry finish. On draft at Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours semi-cloudy gold with fluffy white head. Nose and taste of wild yeast, white sugar, Brett, peppercorns,orange peel, spicy malt, aged dried citrus and funk. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle from Ale Yeah. Grassy, herbal, aroma. Reminds me of spring. Big gushing white head. I had to give it about 10 minutes to settle down before I could take a sip. Cloudy, murky, muted orange color. Nice effervescence. Peppery spice flavors with a chewy bread and grain malt back. Banana creeping throughout. Finish is long smooth and a little herbal again. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle, 06/16/2013. Pours cloudy orange, fluffy white head with great retention that leaves trails of lacing as it dies down. Aroma of cereal malts, yeast, herbs with soft floral, citrusy hops, nice orange character. Taste is fruity orange, citrus, brett-like yeast character, moderate grassy, spicy bitterness, pale malts, dry finish. Soft, medium body. Great saison for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottled from eastern district. Orangey brown pour. Huge beautiful white head. Citrus hops and yeast. Spicy peppers Brett predominantly. Interesting.

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