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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 11, 2012
Draught at The Alibi Room, Vancouver, Oct. 4. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a small semi-lasting creamy white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, herbs and spices. Flavour of grain, fruit, yeast, herbs and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Somewhat simple version of the style but still pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gephross100 (926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2493) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7704) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kespecial (246) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (4421) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2016
American saison (or farmhouse ale as they tend to call it - thereby including bire 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (635) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2544) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy light straw body. Aroma is mild fruit and flowers. Taste is mild fruit sweet, lemon bitter. Nice. Texture is softer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 9, 2016
Golden straw color Light carbonation with minimal head Stone fruit and citrus nose Fresh, acidic Clean finish with limited complexity No brettanomyces or sourness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (3093) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 12, 2016
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 03.07.2016. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma herbal, some eggy feel. Taste sweet spice, cinnamon, crazy candy sugar, yeasty dry finish. Interesting

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