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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

618 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 42
Gots: 25 | 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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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

benloho, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

Halsey, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DLS168, Sep 14, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%

cjfarris4, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

tykechandler, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Roberto11232, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of smanders
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Picked this up at TW in Springfield for $4.99 on a hot summer day in VA. Bottled in July 2014.

Appearance: hazy amber with a thin head. No lacing, whatsoever.

Smell: dried, sweetened fruits with an unbelievably fragrant yeast. Reminds me of Germany in the summertime!

Taste: wonderfully light fruitiness with a touch of tart. A little dryness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated.

Drinkability: High. This beer will bring coolness and refreshment on hot summer days.

Overall: Light, fruity goodness that represents the style well.

smanders, Sep 04, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

frlrv1020, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Poured a light golden color with a one finger head in a tulip glass.
The aroma: spice, barnyard ,very aromatic ,but different than a lot of other Saisons- more balanced.

The MF is very carbonated as expected with the style.

The aroma transitions well to the taste:lots of spice with a nice citrus barnyard finish-but a different type of citrus than other Saisons.

Another excellent beer by Smuttynose. The spices are definitely distinct and different than other beers in the style. The sage rounds out the spicy character of the beer. With warming, the pineapple sage becomes prominent in the aroma and also in the taste. As beer warms up the spice becomes quite prominent especially in the finish.

One of the better American brewed Saisons I have tasted.

brureview, Sep 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

BSUBronco, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

StrongOakOnTheFront, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Phillyandrew, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

clayrock81, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

silverking, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

WesM63, Aug 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

argylegirl, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mrovelli, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PatGreer, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JohnK17, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

PGVG, Aug 06, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

alexbutler, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

stephy1771, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Boone757, Aug 02, 2014
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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.