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Westbrook Bearded Farmer 4: “Taylor” Saison

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Taylor is the fourth 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. Taylor is brewed with a large percentage of rye and wheat malts, moderately hopped with Tettnanger and Pride of Ringwood hops, and fermented with a blend of farmhouse saison and brettanomyces yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 9 shared by joes. Hazy orange yellow colour with a small white head. Smells and tastes fruity, sour, brett, herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a very fine creamy head. Aroma is tart and yeasty with sour lemony hops. Not too complex, but still very nice. Full creamy body with average carbonation. Flavour is tart with yeast and notes of wood, as well as sour fruit and brett giving a lingering dry and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours gushing cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of funk , fruitiness, yeast, malt,some herbal notes and citrus. Flavor is sweet and funky with some malt and floral hops. medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13800) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. A gusher, ending up with an unclear, orange body under a small, off-white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is quite funky and farmhouse-ish, with apricot, clementine, leather notes and a peppery touch. Medium body, soft carbonation at a high level. Quite dry, but with some residual sweetness. Apricot, grapes, pepper, resins and some clementine. A bit low on bitterness. Funky, fruity finish with a tad too much sweetness. Well, I’m not convinced, but it’s a bit sweet. 140608

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Gusher.. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, brett, pineapple, peach, citrus, grape, mange, funk and pepper. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long fruity, funky, pepper finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15336) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
11th May 2014
Very hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and slight;y crisp and a little dry. Light brett. Mild orange citrus. Dusty yeasty dryness. Semi dry finish. Not knocking my socks off but passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a very hazy dark straw colour with a big, creamy, light beige head. Aroma of hay, vinegar, mature cheese, horse, berries, forest floor and citrus. The flavour is more sweet with grass, hops, Belgian yeast with brett in the background. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A well balanced, fresh and nice sour saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bamberg jolly day 2 25/01/2014. Bottle shared at Cafe Abseits grand tasting. Bottle from cotteridge wines.Aroma is really nice funky saison yeast, some farmyard notes, some brett pineapple. Light jammy notes. Clouded pineapple juice appearance, some orange, small white head. Flavour is farmyard funk, some citrus lemon. Some tartness. Effervesent palate. Really solid saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Westbrook Bearded Farmer 4: “Taylor” Saison ].
Light unclear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, moderate to heavy yeasty, saison yeast, spicy, fruity, funky, peppery. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, sharp, yeasty, funky, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140405]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3928) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2014
750ml bottle [slight gusher]. Hazy golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Bretty, yeasty aroma, hints of bitter hop. Taste is bretty, funky, yeasty, additionally some bitter and minimally grassy hop notes. Lacks the special "kick" for me.

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