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Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" Saison
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RATINGS: 94   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with dudeabide). Looks good for the style; a hazy orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; yeasty, spicy, and doughy. Tastes like it smells with a lively but average mouthfeel. Solid but not spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, moderate to heavy yeasty, orange - citrus, leather, funky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, leather, fruity, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130504]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3546) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Really cloudy and glowing yellow - honey in the glass, and it has a massive really dense and lasting white top that’s leaving some lovely lacing down the sides of the glass. Light brett on the nose, grapefruit zest, some oranges, wheat and even a hint of banana. Lime zest, Smells quite nice. A bit grainy in the taste. Light oily on the palate with a average carbonation level. Lots of yeast and zest in the taste. It’s also a bit nutty bitter with citrus and tropical nuances. A bit to yeasty perhaps, but not bad at all. 04.05.2013

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3824) - - AUG 26, 2013
750ml bottle. cloudy gold with a large, long lasting, whipped, white head. spicy, clean, herbal, green, spring-like aromas. spicy, peppery, grassy flavors with grapefriut, pineapple and floral notes. dry, light bodied and lively carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (938) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Westmeister. Thanks much. A: Pillowing off-white head and a very cloudy dull orange color. Decent lacing. N: Very heavy funk. Lemon, tangerine, dirt, pine, banana, and esters. Clove. Slight malt sweetness and a touch of band-aid. T: Sour, bitter and somewhat biting/astringent. Lots of hops here and some citrus - like a DIPA/Saison cross-breed. M: Sharp on the palate with a medium mouthfeel. Some chalkiness and a touch of alcohol. O: It’s an odd and duck and I’m not sure how much I’m really enjoying it. I vacillate a bit there, really. The hybridization comes at you from all angles, but it feels like it strays a bit too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is funky stable yeasty spicy fruity dry. Flavor as aroma, astringent and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with a huge pillowy white head. Thick and sudsy. Aroma was sweet fruit, slight yeast funk, clove and an earthy hop character. Flavors were fruity and sweet, spicy hops, musty, slightly funky. Mouthfeel was tingly with lots of carbonation, medium to full body. Could have been a touch drier but all in all a fun and interesting saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5861) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Pint at The Lodge. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a small whitehead. The aroma has some fruit character, somewhat tropical, lemongrass, mild funk and some peppery spice. The flavor is much of the same ; light and refreshing on a humid August day eating outside.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11273) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
At CBC 2013. Cloudy yellow with a lasting white head. Fruity aroma of citrus and tropical fruit.Dry and somewhat yeasty flavour with citrus and floral notes, some bubblegum and funk

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Someone shared this at the campsite at BCTC. Pours a hazy, milky gold with a thin white head. Soft funky mango on the nose. Spicy funk, chewy yeast. Nice and musky, chewy wheat. Musk, gentle fruit into the finish.


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