Buzzards Bay Farmhouse Reserve Ale

 
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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A pale ale barrel aged for over 2 years in cabernet sauvignon soaked french oak. Midway through aging it was green hopped with our own hops. Finished in a flemish, farmhouse style. Very limited production! Great with hard cheese and marvelous with roasted beef.

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Ungstrup (37231) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer, first third being clear, second being cloudy, and last being muddy with an off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of wood, brettanomyces, lacto, alcohol, wine, over ripe fruits and berries. The flavor has notes of is a twist of sweet and acidic with strong notes of wood, brettanomyces, lacto, over ripe fruits, malt, and forest berries, leading to a dry tart finish. The flavor is not as pronounced as the aroma.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, oak, cheese, light horse blanket, grass, and florals. Flavor of subtle sourness, grass, biscuit, and earthiness.

4.4
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Wow, thank you Josh for opening this one up. I’ve been trying to get this one for a little while now! 750ml corked and caged bottle. Poured a deeper amberish / brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Initial pour was clear which clouded up towards the bottom of the bottle. Aromas of woodiness, vanilla, brett, funky, and citrus. Tastes of wood, vinous, caramel, funky, vanilla, citrus, and earthy. Light to medium tart finish. Very drinkable. I wish I had some more of this!

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daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. A sour that really isn’t that sour at all. Very nice beer actually. Some good vanilla notes wtih some wood and some funk on the nose. Flavor is much the same as what I smelled...but again this isn’t very sour. It is complex and smooth.

3.7
hopscotch (11044) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle... RBSG ‘08... Ratings sometime get lost in the cracks when I use my voice recorder. Especially when a rating, like this one, is sandwiched between ratings for two beers that haven’t been released yet and can’t be entered on the site. Hurry up and release those Cigar City beers, Joey. Anyway: Cloudy mahogany ale with a mid-sized, foamy, lightly tanned head. Woodsy, earthy aroma that presents notes of well-aged cheese, damp old wood and wild, unknown berries with a hint of citrusy hops buried underneath it all. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. Vinous, sherry-like essences alongside notations of plum, pear and restrained caramel. Fruity, earthy, dry finish.

3.8
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed amber body and a small white head. Aroma is sour with sweet funk and lightly buttery, vanilla, oak, fruit, berries, and wine. Taste is extremely tannic. Behind the tannins there is a medium tartness, berries, oak, yeast, cheese and tart currants. Light carbonation.

3.7
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Many thanks to Kan for opening this at DLD! Poured hazy medium golden with a looser cap of white head. The aroma picked up a nice vinegar and shredded fruit skin tartness accented by lightly-toasted oak.. light herbal notes showed as well.. somewhat restrained. The flavor had a building fruit and vinegary tartness paired with peppery spices and a dusty, mildly funky yeast presence.. finished dry with a refreshing tartness. Sour and dry on the palate with nice balance.. really good stuff!

3.8
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle shared on 10/25/08 by kramer: Pours a mostly transparent copper orange with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Nose of lightly sweet biscuity pale malts and assertive tart cherry character. Starts semi-sweet and lightly puckeringly tart before a crisp finish. Well-balanced and true to style. An enjoyable brew.

3.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
25 oz bottle, via trade. Pours a hazy orange amber with a fizzy and foamy off-white head. Nice funky dry nose, lots of wheat, yeast, some cobwebs, some light oxidation, citrusy hops, a little bit of wood, lots going on here. The flavor is sort of a funky vinous mixture, some pixie stick sweetness, dry oakiness, lightly tart, with an odd hoppiness thrown in. A weird combination for sure. Spicy, earthy, funky all in one. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a nice fizzy soft carbonation level. Pretty nice beer, very unusual.

4.3
egajdzis (6501) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Poured a brownish gold color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild oak, vanilla, flowers, earth, citrus, and sour grapes. Taste of earthy yeast, vanilla oak, citrus fruits, grass, green grapes, cheese, wild yeasts, and a tart finish. Thanks to Jason for sharing!


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