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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

603 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 391
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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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
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-20-2013 19:46:42 | More by csmartin6
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-20-2013 02:09:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-12-2013 08:12:59 | More by seanchai
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber that isn't marked with a bottling date. However on the bottom-left corner of the label, it reads "Bottle-conditioned in:" and lists three years: 2013, 2014 and 2015. The label has a notch next to 2013, which I presume means this was bottled this year. Poured into a round 8 oz snifter-esque tulip glass.

Appearance - The body reminds me of a hazy countryside sunset, with hues of gold, amber, straw yellow and maize. Shadows waft through, created by a finger of cream colored pillowy head. Retention is superb and leaves pronounced lacing. So far so good.

Smell - Yeasty phenols and a bouquet of fresh fruit with floral overtones and some light, peppery notes. I also get some generic roundness, perhaps from some inclusion of wheat malt?

Taste - Here, the generic roundness becomes more prominent as a biscuit characteristic. From there, the flavor expands to include the spiciness and more distinct notes of nectarine, pear and banana, even some faint bubblegum from the nose. Faint bitterness from some grassy hops that is just enough to make me wish there were more to it, but otherwise, no complaints. A very quaffable saison.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry in spite of the taste having some pleasant sweetness to it.

Overall, a very tasty take on the style. While it doesn't blow me away as a wildly unique version of saison, it's solid and I would jump at the chance to drink it again. I just wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it, since it doesn't distribute to KS/MO.

10-08-2013 08:55:42 | More by LambicPentameter
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-29-2013 22:34:17 | More by jim_carignan
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-23-2013 16:43:18 | More by GraduatedCashew
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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