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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3773) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (757) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11119) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6603) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
CBC 2013 - Red session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK. Tap, 050513. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of sourness and spices. Flavor with black pepper and sour berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (802) - - JUL 29, 2013
Gold pour, funky and spicey with lemon, salt, honey all detectable with pepper in the background. lighter body. another worthwhile summer saison

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
New and fresh bottle brought back by Doug K. A little funk and spicy. Lemon, new world hops, brett and peppercorns work in the deep secondary. Very drinkable great summer beer.

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