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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 617
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

PEIhop, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Brandon8807, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

plinythederek, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Segelstrom, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Dapper_Dan_Man, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ryanpj, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

-ronin-, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

oldp0rt, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Janeinma, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

creal92, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jman005, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Ajlvt, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

jbertsch, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

alexipa, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AMCPhD, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jkd03c, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden orange with a white head that leaves a trail of lace.

Smells of fruit - apricot, peach, orange - spicy sage, clove, nutmeg, and lively yeast.

This has a harmony of flavor that all hits at once and is beautiful. Very nice tart peach, malty bread, bitter spice, and wild freshness. Very large in depth and flavor - definitely a big beer. Mouth feel is lovely = a harmonic symphony.

Chickenhawk9932, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Abilow33
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good beer. It has a fruity flavor and is very easy going down. Part of the Smuttynose big beer seriesl. I was hoping to get their Baltic Porter, but this beer is very good. A good Summer beer that quenches the thirst. The one thing that got my attention was the strong and good smell of this beer.

Abilow33, Jul 22, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle-conditioned in 2013 and printed on the bottle is ABV 7%.

A: Clear, golden-yellow with a fluffy, white, slightly fizzy head that fades fairly quickly and leaves behind a bit of lace and retention.

S: Lots of fruit and Belgian yeast. Enough funkiness and maybe some barn/hay-like qualities to keep it interesting. Also a bit of booze towards the back if you let it warm.

T: Pretty malty, slightly yeasty and funky, and fairly boozy. Gotta remember that it's a farmhouse ale and not a Saison. Good finish and decent yeasty flavor.

M: The body and carbonation are just enough to make this a farmhouse ale. Saying that, both are pretty light. Easy to drink. Smooth. Good stuff.

O: Solid farmhouse ale that has its own unique aspects about it. Definitely on the "bigger" side of the style because the booze is more noticeable than I expected. Can't imagine what the higher ABV versions were like. Maybe this needs more time in the bottle.

Gatch, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ItsTheLimit, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Nutwood, Jul 15, 2013
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.