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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

607 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 40
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
15 IBU

2008 - 7.0%
2009 - 8.8%
2010 - 9.3%
2013 - 7.0%
2014 - 7.2% brewed with Pineapple Sage

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-12-2006)
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StrongOakOnTheFront

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-29-2014 16:33:05 | More by StrongOakOnTheFront
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Phillyandrew


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-27-2014 22:58:58 | More by Phillyandrew
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

2014 Edition: Poured a seethru orange/golden body (maybe tinted red but I can't tell) with a yeasty, Belgian spiced type aroma with bits of citric orange twang and touches of tropical fruit sweetness.
Beer is dry and crisp, and while I didn't get in the nose there are some sour/acidic tart taste notes in this beer mixed with pineapple and other tropical fruits.
The sour notes and sweet fruits balance for complex flavor profiles (at times it felt like sweet pineapple and other times like sour cherry and apple) and beer is smooth with a citric yeast profile that is mild but noticeable.
Maybe not typical saison as the sour/funk profile is not as high as others, and more sweeter that most saisons, but this is a sturdy beer to relax with.

08-23-2014 14:35:22 | More by clayrock81
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silverking

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-21-2014 00:17:57 | More by silverking
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-19-2014 02:10:06 | More by WesM63
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argylegirl


1/5  rDev -74.1%

08-18-2014 23:08:47 | More by argylegirl
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mrovelli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-18-2014 21:51:08 | More by mrovelli
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2014 02:12:39 | More by PatGreer
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2014 21:55:41 | More by JohnK17
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2014 05:45:30 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2014 23:35:33 | More by PGVG
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%

A - An extremely thin head sits atop a light amber body. THe head practically disappears in a pint at rest. Thin and light.

S - Very sharp aroma, reminds me of apples. It's almost sour... like a cider. The aroma doesn't throw itself at you, not pungent but sharp nonetheless.

T - Here's where any hint of a cider flies out the window. The very light body inhibits any lingering... but what you're left with is a very clean taste. A nice balance of spice and sage with a medium carbonation. Very tasty.

M - Starts off light, but finishes medium. Extremely clean finish to this one... almost no lingering aftertaste whatsoever.

O - Very pleasantly surprised with this farmhouse ale. It's my second of the Big Series Beers by Smuttynose, and so far they're two for two.

08-05-2014 02:41:17 | More by alexbutler
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stephy1771

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2014 02:25:22 | More by stephy1771
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-02-2014 18:58:38 | More by Boone757
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JillHaas


2/5  rDev -48.2%

08-02-2014 00:17:46 | More by JillHaas
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logicalparadox

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-26-2014 20:44:48 | More by logicalparadox
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barczar

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Brilliantly clear deep golden with no head. Aroma is toasted, nutty, slightly farmhouse, with a definite tart, acetic character. Flavor is more earthy, with a touch of fecal character, and a nice tartness. It's lactic and acetic, I believe. Malt sweetness is a bit high, but a nice starter/gateway sour, probably.

07-24-2014 21:42:19 | More by barczar
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Maine

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-23-2014 23:08:39 | More by lou50rp
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-22-2014 04:32:43 | More by Stagga_Lee
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-20-2014 19:47:38 | More by ambiguousfigures
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Sellen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2014 14:23:47 | More by Sellen
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-16-2014 01:31:11 | More by Stargazer2892
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AlvinLin

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-15-2014 22:25:10 | More by AlvinLin
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JPronovost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-12-2014 23:28:03 | More by JPronovost
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

The beer pours a pale, copperish orange with hints of gold. The beer forms a thin head of eggshell-white bubbles that leave a thin, yet solid sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. In body, the beer is oddly crystal clear. It has a decided transparency and cleanness of body that is odd for the style. On the nose, however, this beer screams farmhouse ale. Rustic toast meets dried hay, meets corn flake, and then meets spicy hops. When you really shove your nose in it, banana and clove enter the nose to add a slight hefe twist. When I dig further, I start to get some overripe pineapple and very faint peach. On the tongue, the beer tastes fruity, and slightly tart acidity, with a soft balancing bitterness that leads into a very dry finish. This bad boy was dried out to a near full attenuation that nicely pops the more rustic aspects. In flavor, the beer begins as peach and pineapple, mixing in with corn flakes and wheat bread crust. Things take a slight twist towards near-lemon fruit tartness in the middle and briefly with the finish, while spicy hops and peppery esters linger into the aftertaste from nearly the beginning of the sip. As it warms, some slightly unpleasant flavors do establish themselves with the finish, jumping from banana to mustier funk that could turn ugly if this aged. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body with lighter carbonation that still keeps the beer crisp on the tongue. In mouthfeel, the beer feels crisp, yet slightly oily with a decidedly dry/sticky finish. When the beer leaves, the mouth is left dry, but with plenty of saliva pouring from the edges. Overall, this is a rustic, funky saison, and my favorite of Smutty’s Farmhouse iterations. It’s got some really nice yeast character, though some things might hint at rougher musty flavors to come. I do wish the hops were a little more prevalent, but that is my personal taste in saison/farmhouse ales. As is, she’s a nice summer drink with plenty of complexity to interest the tongue.

07-10-2014 22:19:56 | More by Maxwell
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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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