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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 43
Gots: 27 | 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 thecheapies
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, but almost as light as straw. Actually, more like straw. Stocky ring of foam, but the head all but expired.

An apple-y nose with a good and firm farmhouse yeast character, not short on sweetness. Almost honeyed with creamy tones. Some good dryness from the sage, which doesn't exactly come out and smack you. Apricot and faint citrus round things out with touches of lemon and pepper.

A sweeter saison with a distict flavor of artificial green apple, like a Jolly Rancher. Some dry sage notes with a restrained pungency that hints at bitter lemon peel and white pepper. Flamboyant in its yeast character with lots more fruitiness than any nuttiness. Some citrus and some stone fruit. Finishes with more apple, pear, and white peach. Not too bad.

Breezy feel with a light dry air and some latent spicy crispiness. Very agreeable. I like more chalky dry chew with the carbonation and residual foam.

This holds up well as a good saison.

thecheapies, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrFunkenstein, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Skillz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Skillz, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of niiiv
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

niiiv, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

2dogbrew, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of kjrod20
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

kjrod20, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

vermilcj, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Vixie
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Vixie, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

BillRoth, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mklisz, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MadScientist, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Makebelieve81
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Makebelieve81, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of AndyEich
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AndyEich, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BodiesLexus, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JMUbrewz, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +3.6%

npala86, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
4/5  rDev +3.6%

GETTNCRUNKED, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev +3.6%

banger7, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of bushbeer75
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bushbeer75, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Wukk
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wukk, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of bccrosley
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bccrosley, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

csmartin6, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 20, 2013
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.