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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

592 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 40
Gots: 19 | 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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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2012 19:43:03 | More by cliff1066
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-04-2012 04:31:00 | More by chippo33
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BillHilly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-21-2012 01:09:52 | More by BillHilly
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-13-2012 00:22:31 | More by mixed_master7
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-30-2012 21:05:26 | More by seplo
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twillingthenoz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-30-2012 00:39:15 | More by twillingthenoz
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DanMolony


3/5  rDev -22.3%

10-20-2012 02:14:39 | More by DanMolony
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bauermj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-19-2012 19:32:34 | More by bauermj
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-14-2012 23:56:49 | More by Johncnh
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light amber. Snow-white head, settles nice and thick. Good spotty lacings.

Big fruity nose and kind of ominous phenols.

Hot right from the start. Spicy through the middle, pepper and coriander, as you would expect. Yeast takes over really quickly and it's all strong fruit and strong herbal flavors. Nice complex finish.

If this said strong Belgian ale on the front I'd be more of a fan. However saisons are my favourite style, and this is just too hot. Certainly worth a try though.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 17:46:38 | More by CanuckRover
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sourgrass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-16-2012 14:03:06 | More by sourgrass
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seanhug

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-09-2012 14:52:06 | More by seanhug
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abrand

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 bomber poured into pint glass

Pours a bright yellow almost gold color. Hazy with some sediment. Nice 2 finger head that leaves lining on the glass. Smells are full of fruit, soap, and some bready yeast. Pretty good smelling beer. Smells quite refreshing. Taste is maybe slightly past prime. Still plenty of fruits and doughs. A hint of hops finish off the palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp. Overall this is pretty good. Should have consumed fresher but held up decently well.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 11:46:55 | More by abrand
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-26-2012 01:14:56 | More by Heathbrook
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-16-2012 17:45:30 | More by diverite
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2012 20:02:00 | More by braican
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The_Astridhaze


4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2012 03:51:07 | More by The_Astridhaze
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Caterwaul

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-02-2012 00:21:59 | More by Caterwaul
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fields336

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz, vintage 2011 (Total wine had it for 2.99 a piece)

A: Orange to copper in color, 2 finger awesome looking head on it, with lots of bubbles. opaque, but looks like lots of bubbles

S: nice yeasty smell, with some bready malts and some floral/spicy/earthy/noble type hop aroma, barnyard, tart, green apple skin

T: pepper, clove, banana, spicy, lemon zest, cardamom, A wave of bready and sweet malts. little to no hop presence, not surprised for a year or so old. Nice depth of flavor.

M: Medium bodied, but nice dry finish. Hides the ABV well, its very drinkable

O: wow man, $2.99 a bottle was such a steal, I'm glad I picked up 3, but I should have bought out the store.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 04:14:34 | More by fields336
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-26-2012 02:19:09 | More by tfsimpkins
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-22-2012 01:34:55 | More by Didier
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2012 01:47:56 | More by brotherloco
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-15-2012 14:25:38 | More by AdamP
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bigflatsbeerman

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into tulip pint glass from 22 oz. bomber. Clear golden color with 2 inch good looking head.
Smell - Citrus and yeasty smell, not unusual for a saison.
Taste - Pretty good. I did get a pretty strong alcohol taste probably on the third swig (just found out this was 9%+) but that went away after a while.
Mouthfeel - Somewhat heavy not light. For me this is drinkable.
Overall - Pretty good, not my favorite saison (Hennepin) but decent none the less. I would recommend you trying this.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 01:12:56 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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kyager2000

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-11-2012 15:26:25 | More by kyager2000
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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