Blackberry Farm Noble Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2015)

Formerly brewed at Blackberry Farm
Style: Saison
Walland, Tennessee USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
In keeping with the spirit of traditional Old-World Farmhouse Ales, Blackberry Farm Brewery has crafted a golden, dry-hopped Saison featuring German Select, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding hops. This beer’s floor-malted pilsner grain bill and classic Belgian Saison yeast create a pleasantly light and balanced beer, accentuated by subtle earth and spice notes from the Noble dry hop addition.
MALTS: Floor-malted pilsner.
HOPS: Styrian Aurora, German Select, Tettnanger, East Kent Golding.
YEAST: Classic Saison.

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cubs (10640) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle @ Home. I really didn’t mean to grab a 2015 bottle but somehow this one was pretty nice. Clear yellow appearance with a huge, rocky, off white head. High carbonation, flamed out of the bottle constantly after first pour. This one is all grassy, herbal hops. Tons of straw, hay, and freshly cut grass. Just a bit of pepper. Super easy drinker. I crushed a 750 in 30 minutes without really noticing. Despite the age on this dry hopped beer, it’s still pretty damn good.

bytemesis (8540) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden amber, small off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma is saison - field grass, black pepper, prickly hops, light floral notes. Flavor is very light sweet, light bitter, grassy and peppery. Light body. Quite nice.

JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Love it when the cork gently lifts itself out. Hazy straw colored liquid with a foamy white head. Pure Tettanger and East Kent Golding aromas (reminder of my early homebrew days, when these were the staples of most of my brewing). Sweetness of banana and circus peanuts along with some wheat. Light, bright feel. Light sweetness in the front. A bit of fruit in the middle, mostly a white grape flavor. Nice noble hop finish. The deeper one gets into the bottle the more the personality comes out. As a bit more yeast mingles, the dry attic/old barn qualities come out. Orvalesque in a slightly sweeter note.

ctipping (2107) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2016
750 mL bottle. Cork flies off with a little nudge. Pours with an enormous white head. Retains a fluffy pillow of foam. Smells of green apples. Doughy sweet malts. Tastes of green apples too, but with an earthy and spicy hop bite. Sweet doughy malts here too. Carbonic finish. Really high carbonation. Medium body. Not a delicate saison. Had an aggressive sweetness and bitterness.

drpimento (3669) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Not a bad Samson. Pick up some of the Samson qualities, but there’s also some sweet in there that doesn’t belong. Also don’t find those hops that are named. Thanks to PB for the sample.

MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ mini snifter ][ 05.01.16 ]
effervescent gold, puffy white head but weak lacing. Heavily yeasty nose, faint banana esters with waxy profile, light pear. Estery flavor is pear and pepper up front, some syrupy sugar mid palate wax before sugary pear finish. way too estery amidst the full, zesty body. Bludgeoning.

weihenweizen (3881) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and caged poured into a snifter. Hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is yeast, medium/light body, medium carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is dry yeast and a little herbal hops.

JStax (6893) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear yellow with a big head of white foam. The aroma has big fruity character, some funky, straw like nuances, tropical fruits. Taste has moderate acidity and earthy sweetness. Low bitterness. Spritzy carbonation and medium body. Delicious stuff.

GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle at the DC RateBeer Tasting. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, stone fruit. Tastes of funk, stone fruit, wine. Medium body with a dry finish.

radagast83 (8111) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle pour at the May 1st DC Tasting. Poured a hazy golden yellow color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was pleasant funky sweet hay, wheat, grain. Light lemon.

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