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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

634 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 43
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: A golden yellow with lots of bubbles floating to the top, making a decent foamy head which dissipates slowly, leaving spooky Swamp Thing-like monster-formed ghost lacing etches around my glass. Pretty weird, like seeing Jesus in a chicken nugget.

Smell: Lots of citrus, mild chalky yeast, mild medicinal phenols, a bit of barnyard and earthiness, and with a swish or two and an immediate plunge into the glass I get some pungent alcohol. Good, all in all, yes, though I somehow could use some more funkiness from the phenolic characteristics.

Taste: I like how a good combination of dark fruit and sour cherries comes in toward the middle with the citrus, with the phenolic traces blooming more in the taste than the aroma, a bit of bandaid and earthiness, not much but enough to keep things interesting. Finishes long, with the hops taking over, along with some yeast residuals, lemon, and sour cherries. Pretty balanced stuff.

Mouthfeel: Feels almost a bit watery at first, but then the carbonation luckily takes over as it moves around with a swish and some tasting, providing a pretty silky feeling overall, with some bubbles dancing on the palate with the swallow.

Drinkability: A good attempt at the style from a pretty kickass brewery. I like the beers being quickly churned out in the Big Beer series now, and for their price ($3-$4 a bottle), you really can't beat at least trying all of them once. A very enjoyable brew, complex and highly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that left some spot lacing as it dissipated. The smell is of juicy fruit, honey, Belgian yeast funk. The taste is of honey, hint of citrus, granny smith apple, some hop, finishes sweet and a tad warm from the alcohol. The feel is moderate bodied with active carbonation, finishes a bit bitter to balance out the brew. A very good American saison and very good saison in general. The taste is pretty much dead on for a saison, can't go wrong with this sample. Maybe not as earthy or complex as some saisons.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber pours a hazy straw color with white foamy head. Some lacing. Aroma of citrus, cloves and a slight sour, earthy funk. Taste was light, refreshing, citrussy and spicy with a balanced finish. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with good drinkability.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden hue with just a dash of red. Some solid white foam that quickly receded.
Aroma of orange, hay, grass, some wheat toast and a bit of must and some spicy coriander and white pepper notes.
Flavors of pepper, some clovy spiciness and a solid undercurrent of pale malt make this very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is very solid with a palate coating strong alcohol shot on the finish. Well carbonated and this plays off the diverse flavors well.
Drinkability was very solid with a nice balance and some real complexity at the same time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- Big frothy white head, cloudy golden color, head stays thick and fluffy, lots of lacing.

S- Smells very earthy, with notes of apple and a little lemon.

T- Mildy fruity, apple is present with pepper and a nice hop finish.

M- Medium body, medium to high carbonation.

D- This is my first time trying this beer style and I thought that it was great, looking forward to my next!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the last bottle at my local place, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Poured from the bomber into my pint glass, a pale reddish/amber in color. Not much of a head to speak of, even after an aggressive pour.

Smell - I noticed the aroma of this one right off the bat. Very fruity, citrusy and sweet. Could not miss this one at all. Crisp, even.

Taste - First siason ever, wasn't sure what to expect but it was a very nice pleasant crisp and fruity. Some grapefruit mixed in, with a bit of the alcohol being noticable, especcially at 9.2%. Light body, I noticed some earthy flavors as well, I could see that this was going to go well with dinner.

Mouthfeel - Nice, light and crisp. Nothing that'll destroy the palate but it'll keep you coming back for more. It went very well with Thanksgiving dinner and all of the big flavors.

Drinkability - I enjoyed it greatly with dinner. Not sure if I'd want another bomber right after, as I was feinding for a Celebration next. Great beer to enjoy with food, cleans the palate and enjoyable. A very nice beer from Smuttynose!

Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.