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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Urban Farmhouse Ale (previously known as B-side) is a light , crisp and refreshing farmhouse ale. Golden to light orange in color with a floral nose and a dry finish. Urban Farmhouse Ale is brewed with three base malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic 2-row and Rye.

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3.5
onceblind (9399) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Clear light golden with a lasting thick white fluffy head. Dry farmhousey dusty hay on the nose with a kiss of black peppercorn and light fruit skin. Crisp pale malt flavor that’s Belgian ish and dry and slightly funky, clean, a touch peppery, and a light fruity pale malt finish. Clean and elegant and simple, but delicate and pale malty.

4.1
NachlamSie (3462) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2017 Big bottle from Mile High. This beer has a barely hazy gold body with a gigantic, pillowy white head. It sure looks like a real Belgian beer. Incredible funky, peppery, fruity, barnyard aroma wafts from the tulip glass. A kiss of pilsner malt rounds out things with a light, spicy hoppiness. The mouthfeel is smooth and spritzy. Excellent yeast character continues in the flavor with suggestions of pineapple, pepper, and hay. A semi-sweet malt body gives impressions of cracker, but dries out quickly. This is an expert saison that goes beyond just your average American take on the style. Everything from the mouthfeel to the nuances in the yeast character clearly shows attention to detail.

3.2
tricksta_p (4521) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2017
From tap at The Commons, Portland. Aroma is spicy Saison yeast, malt, herbal notes, spicy notes, with a mild floral touch and citrussy notes. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Body is medium. Decent ’Farmhouse’ effort, lacks some refinement, fairly sweet.

3.6
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2017
On draft at the source. Pours hazy straw yellow with no head. Lemon, fresh cut grass, diaper. Light mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.6
piscator34 (2508) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Dark yellow in colour with a touch of haze and medium carbonation. Aromas are of honeycomb and lemon-lime soda. Flavors are of herbal hop, crispy pilsner malt, floral citrus, and wildflower honey. Medium bodied with a quick finish. Somewhat Dupont-like... in a good way.

3.7
jackl (8013) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Keg @ The Commons. Clear gold with a creamy white head. Nose of saison yeast. Earthy bucolic countryside. Mild peppered grass. Flavor has a crisp, deft malt backbone. More honey. Floral bitterness. More pepper. Light body, bright carb. Pretty good!

3.4
kespecial (249) - - FEB 25, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Pours clear straw, finely bubbled white head. Nose is yeast, banana, hay, floral. Taste is quite dry, bread, more banana ester, touch of honey. A classic saison, lightly hopped and spiced, very simple but nice. Seltzer like carbonation with a mineral bite, which I dig but a bit unusual. Straightforward and good.

3.5
IndianaRed (4542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2017
On Tap very pale light hazy golden. with a thin wispy white head. Light farmhouse yeast flavors and a light cereal grain malts.

3.3
Alengrin (5235) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
American saison (or ’farmhouse ale’ as they tend to call it - thereby including bière de garde and modern, often ’wild’ American elaborations) from a 75 cl champagne bottle bought online. ’Papery’ lacing, medium thick, regular, egg-white, moussy head with good retention, atop a pale straw blonde beer with slightly greenish hue, initially seemingly clear but actually already bearing a very diffuse haze, perturbed by strings of vivid carbonation. Aroma of garden weeds, withered nettles, hay, banana, rucola, unripe gooseberries, raw spinach, old stale lime juice, dandelions, soap, gypsum, pear, chalk, pineapple, dust, bubblegum, dried lemon peel, hard green apple. Very fizzy in the mouth, hugely overcarbonated, difficult to drink and numbing the taste buds, souring an otherwise estery sweetish and sourish onset of banana, gooseberry and pineapple; this overly sharp carbo quiets down as the bottle stands open for a while, of course, but still remains quite pointy till the end. Supple mouthfeel, light and slick, unsurprisingly coarsened a lot by the overcarbonation. Sweetish cereally and sharpish grainy middle, soapy too, with some white candi sugar sweetishness on top, along with the esters and spicy phenols; ends in a drying, very grassy and hayish, floral hop bitterness, no real New World hoppiness (apart from that lime-like touch) but more of a classically European - including Belgian - hop profile, pleasant and earthy, going down with juicy cereal traces and the last remnant of the banana ester, which is there from the beginning but does not overpower anything and fits well into the whole; something weirdly gypsum-like lingers in the finish which I did not find all too pleasant. Still, all things considered, very convincing as an old school Belgian blonde ale, I must say; light (and pale lager-like in its malt profile), crisp, fizzy and estery in the right places, with an earthy, weedy, spicy hop finish, this can qualify as a saison - it is clear that the Dupont example has been taken quite literal here. The banana annex bubblegum ester sweetness is unnecessary for me - I have had this one time too many in actual Belgians - and the overcarbonation bothered me at the start, but otherwise I could have been told I was drinking some rural Belgian blonde and would have believed it. If this was the intention, mission accomplished.

3.2
Andrus86 (641) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2016
TAP. Light straw pour with minimal head.. Funky farmhouse nose, with some lemon & honey.. Easy light body, Has citrus tones, refreshing.. Sourced the commons brewery


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