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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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Photo of joeseppy
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see this out of hiatus. 2013

Pale yellow pour with a wispy minimal white head.

Smells nice and yeasty. Citrusy lemon followed by allspice. Picking up on apricot and nectarine skin.

Bready flavor with touch of sour. Mellow herb and mild hop.

Medium body and low carbonation. Refreshing saison.

Finally here in Chi-town and more than happy to pick up a few. One of my favorite saisons.

Photo of bkonk10
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lord_of_the_Rinks
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EricDu
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ksimons
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Bottle 7% ABV

A-clear golden color with a fingers worth of white head that quickly disappears to leave a bit of lace around the top

S-pale bready malt, a bit of spice, tart fruits, candy sugar sweetness, and a bit of Belgian yeast

T-very nice tasting, still get the pale malt backbone, but also get an interesting mix of sweet fruits, bitter hops, a bit of sourness, and

M-really great full to medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall again Smuttynose does not disappoint, a refreshing yet full body, complex and easy to drink

Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with slightly more than a fingers worth of head that slowly dies down into a thin cap

S: Some slightly funky/barnyard yeast and lighter fruits start things off, along with a hint of spiciness and earthy hops

T: Again, starts off with the yeastiness which imparts very light funk and some barnyard along with light fruits and a touch of spiciness. Definitely get some sage about mid-way through. Finishes lightly yeasty with a touch of alcohol

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice "Imperial" farmhouse ale that provides some good flavors and is true to style. The saison yeast doesn't overpower the beer, but really provides a nice jumping points for the flavors. Good price point as always from Smutty, and another solid brew in the Big Beer Series

Photo of huysmans
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 Vintage

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + peach + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a very large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of light fruits (apples, white grapes, and a hint of orange), yeast, and spices.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of pale malts with some light fruity sweetness - hints of apple, white grape, and orange. That is followed by a moderate amount of saison yeast, barnyard funk, and some spices. Just a hint of spicy/earthy hops that imparts a light amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Considering the strength, this beer is easy to drink and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Nice saison spicy flavors and nice complexity.

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a beautiful and clear amber which is very different from the Saison's usual color. The head is white and foamy but dissipates rather quickly.

Smell:
The beer has a fruity smell and a hint of sweet caramel smell with slight hops. The fruit smell seems to resemble more of an orange smell.

Taste:
The overall taste is a complex fruity taste with a bit of caramel. The hops are stronger and have a bitter and orange taste. However, the bitterness is counteracted by the caramel and fruit taste.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and heavy bodied. Given how long this thing has been aged, I'm not surprised.

Overall:
I thought that this was a pretty decent beer after its been aged for 5 years. I should probably get a fresh one.

Photo of rfbenavi80
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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