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Westbrook Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" Saison
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RATINGS: 91   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


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3.9
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2136) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with huge fluffy off-white head that lasts and leaves light webs. Aroma of caramelized malt and funky farmhouse yeast with a hint of sweet lemon and hay. Taste is oxidized malt and typical French saison yeast, hint of earthy funk on top of sweetness. Should have drank this fresh or with more age, maybe would have had better hop profile or become more bretty, but its still very nice. Good carbonation, less malty and more bitter as it warms.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
curepute (138) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottled 5/13 Very hazy golden orange with 3 finger foamy head which grows to 4 fingers. Tropical hop nose (like a mild IPA). Taste has tropical fruit, little bit of dank hops, big malt profile, corner of bread thrown in, great yeast flavor. The hop bitterness carries through to the finish, but it’s buttery and not overpowering. Excellent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petkus331 (213) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
An aroma of pineapple, grape, grass, and some strawberry. Appearance is a hazy golden yellow with a giant white head and some minor lace. Taste is very juicy, minor sour white grape and apple flavor followed by some big and unbalanced grapefruit bitterness. Palate is a little syrupy, but the foam helps the texture significantly. Overall, it is good, but I feel the unbalanced bitterness detracted from the rest of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3527) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Poured a light cloudy pale yellow color with aromas of hay, light toast, malt, a touch of citrus and some grass. Flavors were the same a light spice in the flavor but not overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to lukaduke. Pours a copper color with a big white head of foam. Musky and spicy aroma with some yeasty and herbal qualities coming through in the taste. Pretty good. Lighter body and mouthfeel, especially considering the ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Clear light yellow pour with a white head. Grassy aromas. Grass and floral hop notes. A bit acidic. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Day 2, Session 1. Pours cloudy yellow with a fine, white froth crown. Some brett in the nose with pale, bready malts as well. Medium sweet flavor with light poo, brett, mild tropical fruits, some herbal notes. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with sweet pale malts, brett, yeast. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Milky yellow pour with a white head. The aroma has some orange citrus, yeast and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is full of floral hops as well as some yeast, biscuit and oranges. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
bottle. golden orange pour. big fluffy white head. Mandarin, tangerine peel & zest. dry yeastiness, champagne like dryness. Great balance & mouthfeel. very nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big biscuit, white fruit, hints of earth, slight earth, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of nice white fruit, grass, biscuit, slight earth, finishing slightly tart, hints of grain.


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