Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" Saison
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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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinefreak7 (1) - - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
Excellent stuff. Much hoppier than the previous Farmers. Still has some great citrus and a wonderful effervescence. My least favorite of the Farmers; but not by a huge margin. An excellent summer saison. Full review: http://theunitedstatesofbeer.com/post/52572015126/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Hazy yellow colour with a small head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, hops, oak and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy honey pour with a significant ivory foam. Really odd beer. Bright lemongrass, earthy, grapefruit pith, black pepper, funky nose. Invited me in. There is a weird perfume quality accompanied by more spice than is warranted. Alcohol, cologne, acetate. Subtle but through a everything else off...just enough to be distracting. Had high hopes but this one falls flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2013
There is a lot going on here. Nich grape and citrus flavored hops accent a robust saison backdrop that has a bit of extra sweetness but still very spicy and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s deep gold with a tiny head. The nose is light soap, some lemon, apples, mild grapefruit citrus, orange. The taste is soapy, a bit of herbal funk, earthy farmhouse yeast. Mild bretty tang. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brett, wood, grass, herbs and citrus. Flavor is malt, yeast, perfume, brett, oak, grassy, herbal hops, citrus and barnyard notes. Odd beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2013
Nice hazy golden one with a creamy dark white head. Brett aroma with lemmon zest and floral hints. Fresh saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pour is a cloudy gold color with a fluffy white head. Nose is very fruity and spicy, peppercorns, bright tropical fruits, grassy funky smell and clove. Lots of the spice on the taste too, banana, mango, yeasty esters, wet grass, and a nice saison funk. Medium to light bodied, great beer for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2013
On draft at brewery, awesome hoppy grapey fruity deep Saison flavors, craziness, love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a huge white head. Aroma is bretty and light orange fruity. Mellow yeasty and light toasted malty and crisp bretty. Light dry and bitter fruity finish.

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