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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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very good

616 Ratings

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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 42
Gots: 25 | 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 abuliarose
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured into a bowl goblet, revealing ultra thick and airy cream head over hazy frosted gold body. Very prettyful. Some lacing. Smells sweet and slightly nutty, with the appropriate farmhouse funk almost like the Hennepin. Slight citrus, slight metallic tinge, hint of spice.

Tastes solid saison. Some metallic notes, lots of fresh corn and vegetable "funk" character. Slight bitterness, gentle citrus, and solid malt finish. More hint of spice. Mouthfeel is light with prickly carbonation. Medium-light body. Very drinkable, especially just chilled.

Overall I like this offering. Especially on a warm day, especially for the price.

abuliarose, Mar 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kaelingirl, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dvmky, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Boone757, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JVan, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

My first from Smuttynose. Pours a hazy golden/orange, some chunkies in suspension, thin white head, some lacing. Smell is sweet, winey, some vanilla and spice, some funk. Taste is sweet up front, vanilla, spices, yeast, bread, funk, flavourful mix. Mouthfeel is full bodied, lots of residual sweetness, low to medium carbonation, quite rich. I liked this one, neat funky flavours. Thanks biegaman!

Viggo, Nov 16, 2006
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PrimScrewhead, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jhb138, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dalepryor, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

seanchai, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ColForbinBC, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of IronCitySteve
4/5  rDev +3.6%

On tap and poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a murky golden color with a nice white foam head that quickly dissipates to a film and patches of lacing.

S: Lots of spicy, fruity and earthy notes. Fruit, yeast, cloves and corriander are very predominant.

T: The spicy hits the palate up front, followed up with some sour apples and earthy hops. Very unusual and complex, but nicely put together.

M: A slight creamy, sweet taste on the palate. There is also a slight hint of alcohol.

D: The alcohol is very well hidden, I only really taste it slightly on the palate after. A nice Farmhouse offering that should be tried.

IronCitySteve, Nov 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JDavidRice, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +3.6%

This beer has a lovely deep gold hue, slightly cloudy with a thin disc of slightly fizzy white head. The head has pretty good retention and leaves small soapy lacing. The aroma is very nice, with strong yeast esters and hints of banana. The flavor is equally good, with none of the sometimes weird metallic nature that sometimes comes from this style. The body has a nice thin weight but feels just right on the palate. This is a really good farmhouse.

delta490, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Exiled, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

rfbenavi80, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AMCPhD, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +3.6%

22oz bomber, served in a pint glass.

A - clear, golden color with a white head that thinned to a ring, leaving spots of lacing.

S - sweet malt, spices and yeast aromas.

T - good tasting brew, complex balance of spices, malts and yeast flavors.

M - light bodied, crisp carbonation.

D - good tasting, easy drinking brew.

JoeyBeerBelly, Nov 11, 2007
Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

I have enjoyed all other previous offerings from Smuttynose, and have been on a Farmhouse/Saison kick, so this is exactly what Im looking for tonight
Appearance is a hazy golden color,capped by a two finger pillow, settles quickly.
Aromas are of nutmeg, oranges,apricots, white peppers, hay yeastiness,pineapples, white grapefruits, classic "barnyard"(i.e.hay, funkiness, woods, dusty grains, spicy citric bites)
Flavors are of spicy white peppercorns, nutmeg,yeasty hay dryness, fennels, tart lemony honey lavenders,tart white grapes,saltiness(caperlike)
Mouthfeel is good, finishes light, biting, begging for another sip, highly drinkable, very enjoyable, look for it, its an affordable Fantome.

czfreeman, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Poured a crystal clear golden yellow. Thin off white head with tons of streaming bubbles.

S: Spicy, bready yeast. Ripened d'anjou pears. Earthy grass and floral.

T: Lemon and orange peel. Peppery grass and clove. Sour apple and Belgian yeast.

M: SOft on the pallet. Good carbonation. Sweet with a dry finish.

Overall: A pretty solid Saison from Smuttynose. Has a real traditional taste.

BigMike, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wukk, Oct 23, 2013
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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