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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Farmhouse ales are less of a style and more of a loose branch on the beer family tree,  originating in the agrarian borderland shared by France and Belgium. When farm owners needed to provide nourishment and compensation to seasonal farm workers, beer was an obvious part of the package, since they were already growing many of the ingredients. The humble origins of these beers meant that they were brewed with whatever ingredients were on hand. This lack of convention has lead to a wide range of expressions of the style and even breweries that specialize in or brew saisons exclusively, like Oxbow in Maine and Fantome in Belgium. We’ve tweaked the recipe for  our Farmhouse Ale a little bit this year, adding a small amount of pineapple sage. The result is slightly amplified fruit character, that really adds to the flavor (but don’t be afraid that we’ve completely recreated the beer). Cheers!

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4.6
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Pours bright orange with a large white head. Smells peppery with some funky notes and hints of fruits. Tastes peppery with some funk and hints of light fruits underneath. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth texture and slightly prickly mouth-carbonation, Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale has a peppery finish.

4.5
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2006
2006 bottle from Tom (oldgrowth) Thanks! Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries, if not my favorite. Pours out an orange color with a thick white head. Smell is fruity and earthy, full of yeast and malts. Taste is rich and smooth, very easy to drink. Goes down so easily I could almost chug it. This is the best saison I have ever drank, hands down. Smuttynose is almost a reason for this southern boy to move to New Hampshire. Simply awesome. VERY underrated on this site. Thanks so much for this one Tom!!

4.4
dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Has a very strong saison aroma. The flavor is very smooth and subtle like a saison should be. Quite nice beer, with a little dry hoppy finish. Thanks to beerlist.

4.3
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
IN a word: delicious. Beautiful golden honey color with a big foamy white head. Musty and bready Belgian yeast aroma with notes of straw and slightly tart stone fruit. Commensurate taste with a clean and refreshing candy finish. Good soft semi-bright and lively palate.

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Wonderful fruit-forward saison-"style" beer, but definitely departs greatly from the style. Big fruit aroma and taste. Not much carbonation. Very smooth, and quite high in ABV -- 9.3 -- but is cloy. Some discernible Belgian yeast, but really we're talking fruit fruit and more fruit here. I like it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 I can’t believe I am the 3rd to try this. It pours a solid coppery/orangy color, with minimal head. The aroma is complex, giving off wafty olfactory molecules of Bretty, funky, fruity, tainty malts, female gymnastics arena, hopcitrus and candi sugar, plus some cobwebby floral and dry spicy notes. The taste is initially on the sweet side, with an initial taste blast of Bretty, candi sugary musky, damp pale malts, giving way to hopcitrus and some tropical fruit at mid-palate, and ending with dry florals and orange zest, coriander, pineapple, and canteloupe. It gets a bit hot as it warms. This one is very good.

4.2
adrian910ss (2604) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 24, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours a golden orangey color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of fresh spices, fruit, yeast and a hint of wheat. Taste is spicy with hints of banana, nutmeg, bread dough, yeast and dates. Excellent and the alcohol content isn’t too high which makes for more drinking of this gem.


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