Westbrook Biere Pales De L’inde Farmhouse IPA

Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Based on our flagship IPA recipe, but fermented with saison yeast and 2 brett strains, then dry hopped with Galaxy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bomber from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of brett, earthy and herbal hops, something slightly tannic. The taste is earth, citrus, brett, grapes, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4671) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Shared by JCB. Pours hazy bright peach flesh amber with two fingers of off white head. Nice nose, raw fruit and Belgain yeast esters. Very peppery and earthy with a light sweetness. Dry, peppery, zesty flavor. Sharp and green with some earthy character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit rind, Brett, saison yeast, citrus, pine, grass and resin. Finishes dry and piney citrus. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2012
on tap at brewery. More of a saison with some hop bitterness at the end. Just a clean saison with some hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle, thanks JCB for sharing! Super cloudy orange with a steady ring of white lace. Nose is zesty and fresh, supremely funky. Flavor is a bit sharper, chalky bitterness, mild pineapple, and white pepper. One of the better Westbrook beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus and grapefruit with a bit of funk and light grains. Flavor has a good amount of pine and grapefruit with backing sweet grain and light earthy funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a murky orange with a fizzy white hard that laces nicely. Nose and taste is a little citrus a little spice and a little funk. Not sure why the label says IPA this is not very hoppy. A solid beer that becomes more tart as it warms. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
bottle bought from charleston beer exchange. thanks to those guys for helping me out while i was in town! perfectly clear amber with plenty of effervescence and a sizable off-white head that lingers a good long while. smell is very interesting. it’s dominated by a strong piney hop note, but there’s a nutty malt with oak notes and tiny pinches of funk, always pushing against those hops. there’s a lot going on there. good stuff. solid nutty malt flavor with a resiny, piney hop flavor taking over midway through the proceedings. nicely complex blend of hop, malt, with again just the tiniest hint that something else is going on. mild sweetness, perfectly balanced by a warm bitterness, rounding out the back end. resinous mouthfeel that only wants to be dry. i’m not noticing the farmhouse aspect as much as i think i would like, but this is pretty amazing as a mere ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2012
growler from Whole Foods in Mt. Pleasant. deep orange pour with a 1+ finger white head. citrus nose with big Saison yeast esters / phenols. med body - smooth - with a bright bitterness with a lovely Saison yeast profile. spices, orange peel, banana circulate w/o Brett... needs more time. semi-dry finish with an orange, earthy, citrus, spice ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Growler from CBX poured into my awesome new Duck Rabbit snifter. Real hazy golden pour with a small white head. Faded quickly and left some nice lace. Aroma was full of fruity American hops, funky yeast, earthiness, a really nice yeasty presence. Flavors were dry, earthy, some fruitiness in there with an incredibly dry yeasty bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium, carbonation light to mid. Quite tasty, very Belgian pale ale like. It’s hard to distinguish the yeast characteristics and the hops, a yeast like this seems to muddle hops quite well. Would be interesting to see how a bottle ages with the brett present.

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