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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

628 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 42
Gots: 26 | 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 jaxon53
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You really can't miss with a Smuttynose brew. Not even close to my favorite style, but worth a shot anyway. Served this chilled, in a pint glass, from a twenty-two ounce brown bottle.

Appearance: Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale pours out a slightly hazy, almost straw like, pale golden color. A rather normal pour yielded about a finger of thick, pillowy white foam. Head faded kind of quickly into a thin layer of foam. Some streaky white lace was left clinging to the glass.

Smell: Nice spicey nose on the Farmhouse Ale. Quite malty, slightly hoppy earthy aromas. Lots of in you face spices: cloves, lemon grass, and hints of orange zest. Definitely a strong, fruity Belgian yeast presence. Almost a banana like aroma deep in the background.

Taste: Again, quite spicey. Definitely some big malty flavors, with a faint hoppiness. More of the cloves with hints of white and black peppercorns. Has a sweet underlying fruitiness along with some spicey Belgian yeast. Pretty full flavors with not a drop of noticeable alcohol. I was actually pretty impressed with the flavors of this beer. Like I said before, not my favorite style.

Mouthfeel: Lightish, medium bodied mouthfeel. Moderately carbonated, somewhat thick.

Drinkability: Pretty drinkable brew in my opinion. The lighter mouthfeel really helps drinkability. Another good beer from Smuttynose.

jaxon53, Nov 30, 2008
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +3.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of mrovelli
4/5  rDev +3.6%

mrovelli, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: nice light golden color, like rays of sunshine captured in a bottle

Aroma: slight orange note, yeasty with a touch malt

Taste: nice orange slightly sweet, excellent hop balance dry finish
abv is well hidden

Mouthfeel: great carbonation, light body easy to drink

This is a really nice beer from Smuttynose, not sure if I would classify as a saison but who really knows what a saison is? It would be easy to session this beer but the abv makes me think thats a bad idea. Nice beer great for the warmer months.
Enjoy

Cmack15, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage.
Pours a deep golden color with a decent sized white head that laces all the way down. Smell is fruity, herbal, and spicy. Pears and green apples, honey and bread, pepper and spicy yeast are all found in the nose. Taste is sweet and fruity up front. I get some honey like malt sweetness mixed with bits of pear and maybe peach. She turns spicy in the middle with an herbal earthy peppery bite that then hits with some warming alcohol. Moderately dry finish with a lingering fruity sweetness. Medium body with a healthy level of carbonation and a slick sweetish mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer, but then again I usually enjoy Smuttynose beers. I think this beer has definitely benefited from the age as I usually find the big beer series a little hot fresh. Great brew.

johnnnniee, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of -ronin-
4/5  rDev +3.6%

-ronin-, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +3.6%

smutty33, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of gskitt
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a really nice apricot color and wow the head is incredible. Foamy and white, super thick and never really receded. Smelled of sour fruit, had some earthy farm smells as well. Tastes sour, sweet, fruity and tart. Medium mouthfeel, and really drinkable for 9% ABV.

gskitt, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of abuliarose
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +3.6%

kaelingirl, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of dvmky
4/5  rDev +3.6%

dvmky, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

JVan, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of PrimScrewhead
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

kjkinsey, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of jhb138
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jhb138, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of dalepryor
4/5  rDev +3.6%

dalepryor, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

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

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +3.6%

ColForbinBC, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of IronCitySteve
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of JDavidRice
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JDavidRice, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.