Blackberry Farm New World Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2016)

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Inspired by classic Old World farmhouse ales, balanced by the bright character and nuances of New World hops, this golden dry-hopped saison features Wakatu, Equinox, and Comet hops.

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3.7
Theydon_Bois (22327) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle split at Cotts Convention III, thanks to Fergoose, 20/05/17. Hazed orange with a decent off white head. Nose is bitter orange, straw, peach esters, grass, light spice, hop splash. Taste comprises sweet fruit, orange pith, toasted grains, straw, light farmy notes, yeast flicker. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with well integrated hop bite. Good stuff.

3.7
mR_fr0g (14776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle shared at Cotteridge wines, Cotteridge Convention III 20/05/2017. From Beer Gonzo. A deep golden coloured pour with a frothy, rocky white head. Aroma is earthy straw, dmap hay, lemon , earthy saison yeast character. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, nutty malts, appole tang, hints of caramel and toffee apple, light grains, hay. Mellow yeast character. Palate is frpthy carbonation, grainy. Good.

4.2
MartinT (10240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2017
My Bottom Line:
A stunning bread baguette, crunchy crust, light acidity and soft heart, establishes a solid foundation on which earthy, herbal hoppiness prances.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the misty golden.
-Hops contribute a touch of citrus as well.
-Mouthfeel is airy and lively.
-The starkly fruity nature of the New World hops must have disappeared since this bottle is close to a year old, but this remains a fantastic Saison nonetheless.

1 year-old bottle.

3.7
andrepintado (3840) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JUL 26, 2017
75cl bottle. Hazy gold. Thin head. Medium bitterness. Dry body. Aroma and flavour is hops, yeast, citrus, earthy, pepper.

3.3
The_Osprey (10145) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Cotteridge Convention III – May 2017 - Big thanks to Monsieur Froggie for bringing this bottle. As Blackberry Farm New World Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2016). Golden orange, translucent, lightly sparkling, foamy beige head leaves full lacing. Aroma is bubblegum, leaves, some satsuma. Body is light and frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is papery, dusty, pale wood and mint. A little dry and underflavoured. Haven’t been too impressed with these Blackberry Farm saisons - they’re quite pricy too! (3.3)

3.2
nuplastikk (6673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2017
750 ml bottle shared at funk factory. Earthy fantome-like aroma, mushroom. Somewhat faded, some buttery tones. No real hop tone any more. Not that impressive in its current state.

4.1
DiarmaidBHK (6295) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Big floral hop notes on the nose. Nice blend of hop action and barnyard on the tongue. Finished clean. Nice example of style.

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BlackHaddock (8211) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Cotteridge #3: 20th May 2017. Shared bottle, hazy golden pour, off-white head. Yeasty and citrusy nose with an off wine undertone. The taste was also citrusy, yeasty and again with an off wine like vinegar underbelly. Not really my thing, scored objectively.

3.5
brigg (743) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2017
(Bottle) Clear golden body with a huge, frothy off-white head. Aroma of grains, yeast, faint lemon. pepper. Light bodied; bubbly. Flavor is dry, somewhat herbal and black pepper.

3.5
Scopey (17078) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2017. It pours cloudy gold with a small white head. The aroma is earthy, wood, quite vinous, gooseberry, apricot, dried mango and oak. The taste is dry, bitter, bready malts, wood, straw, grape, vinous, light spice,earth, underlying sweetness and alcohol heat. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A decent enough saison, but lacks a bit of clarity.


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