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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

609 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 393
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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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-03-2014 13:53:46 | More by halo913
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-03-2014 02:22:59 | More by VTBrewHound
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%

Pale gold, but almost as light as straw. Actually, more like straw. Stocky ring of foam, but the head all but expired.

An apple-y nose with a good and firm farmhouse yeast character, not short on sweetness. Almost honeyed with creamy tones. Some good dryness from the sage, which doesn't exactly come out and smack you. Apricot and faint citrus round things out with touches of lemon and pepper.

A sweeter saison with a distict flavor of artificial green apple, like a Jolly Rancher. Some dry sage notes with a restrained pungency that hints at bitter lemon peel and white pepper. Flamboyant in its yeast character with lots more fruitiness than any nuttiness. Some citrus and some stone fruit. Finishes with more apple, pear, and white peach. Not too bad.

Breezy feel with a light dry air and some latent spicy crispiness. Very agreeable. I like more chalky dry chew with the carbonation and residual foam.

This holds up well as a good saison.

02-17-2014 23:15:50 | More by thecheapies
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-17-2014 00:52:04 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Skillz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2014 00:33:51 | More by Skillz
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niiiv

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-15-2014 00:04:54 | More by niiiv
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-10-2014 01:12:33 | More by 2dogbrew
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kjrod20

New York

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

01-28-2014 18:49:57 | More by kjrod20
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-28-2014 01:35:19 | More by ThreeFishes
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2014 14:42:34 | More by vermilcj
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Vixie

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8%

Pours a cloudy yellow with a decent white head that lingers. Seems to be a fair amount of bubbles.

Smell starts out with a lot of malt and yeast. There's also citrus, pepper, and a bit of fresh grass and hay, a nice outdoor smell.

Very fruity up front. Once you get past that, there's some pepper spice as well as some grassy notes. Finishes dry with a touch of citrus.

Ok feel, there is a lot of carbonation so quite a bit of tongue tingle.

A decent beer, but not a truly outstanding one. I felt the citrus up front was a bit overwhelming and could be toned down a bit. It is nicely drinkable and goes down easy, but lacking compared to the best of the style I have tried.

01-01-2014 03:19:01 | More by Vixie
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2013 21:20:27 | More by BillRoth
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2013 04:20:47 | More by mklisz
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MadScientist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-20-2013 02:12:01 | More by MadScientist
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Makebelieve81

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-06-2013 16:12:46 | More by Makebelieve81
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AndyEich

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-03-2013 06:52:43 | More by AndyEich
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-29-2013 00:15:55 | More by BodiesLexus
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2013 21:49:39 | More by JMUbrewz
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npala86

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2013 21:53:14 | More by npala86
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-10-2013 02:30:31 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-07-2013 00:30:02 | More by banger7
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bushbeer75

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%

1pt. 6fl. oz. brown bottle - bottle conditioned in 2013

Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale has a body that is slightly hazy orange/gold color and produced a nice 2-finger bubbly white head that held well. The nose is of fruit and spicy esters. The flavor matches the nose with the taste of pears, apples, bananas, and is spicy and a little peppery from cloves/black pepper. The mouth feel is medium with just the correct amount of carbonation.

This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Farmhouse Ale. I am becoming a big fan of the Farmhouse Ale style, and Smuttynose Big Beer Series too.

11-04-2013 23:35:04 | More by bushbeer75
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Wukk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-23-2013 00:57:42 | More by Wukk
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-22-2013 22:11:47 | More by bccrosley
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-22-2013 15:20:08 | More by RBorsato
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.