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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

609 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 41
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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brureview

Massachusetts

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.

09-01-2014 14:02:29 | More by brureview
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BSUBronco

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

09-01-2014 03:12:17 | More by BSUBronco
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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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lou50rp

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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ambiguousfigures

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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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.