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Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale - Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

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Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 6.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Otway Estate Winery & Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brendan13 on 07-23-2008)
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Photo of DocDownUnder


3.58/5  rDev +7.2%

750ml into a snifter.

A-Golden and clearish with a thick white head.

S-A bit spritzy, maybe some saltiness and then sweet yeast.

T-Subtle sweetness,with a clean apple (not tart, but crisp) fruitiness.

M-Light and crisp, with less carbonation than Prickly Moses Saison 2011, this went down without giving your nose a tingly feeling.

O-Decent farmhouse ale, not as sweet as some I've had, but it was in a nice place in between sweet and tart (saison).

08-25-2011 11:00:18 | More by DocDownUnder
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.55/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours gold with a small, fading head.
Nose shows nutty malt, soft caramel, some minerals, quite nice. Reminiscent of Nutella!
Flavours include the same nutty malt, also sweet caramel and a very slight tartness leading to a dry finish.
Could use a fair bit more carbonation.
I actually quite enjoyed this, quite understated and moreish.

08-10-2011 09:52:04 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of ADZA


3/5  rDev -10.2%

This is my second sampling from this brewery and it is the 2010 vintage farmhouse ale,it pours a very see through light amber hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head that stays and i have to admit it is not my most ideal looking version of a farmhouse ale but who knows maybe looks are deceiving,the aromas are fresh baked bread,nectarine,some lemon zest mixed with spices and a distinct yeasty aroma,the mouthfeel is light and not that well bodied especially compared to the saison i just had from this brewery which had a fuller body and more complex flavours than the tastes i get from this drop which are bananna,yeasty bread,barley sugar and completed with a spicy carmel finish,overall after having sampled their Saison before which i thought was only just above par i was horrified to find that this is just a weaker,more watered down version with less flavour and if you want to try a saison from this brewery i would recommend you dont do this one.

11-05-2010 09:12:49 | More by ADZA
Photo of laituegonflable


3.13/5  rDev -6.3%

Had on tap at the brewery.

Clear (!) and I don't know why, golden appearance, with slow bubbling. Minimal white head that leaves some decent lacing as it sinks slowly. Lace is nice, but for a farmhouse ale I don't know why there's no haze in the brew.

Nose is very grassy, incredibly so in fact, with a very large lucerne aroma and some light hints of bread. Light and organic, but simple and underwhelming for the senses.

Taste is slightly watery at the front, then gets a bit sweet and malty unexpectedly, with a hint of brown sugar on the mid. Slight vinous edge with a mild rubber or leather character providing the only typical farmhouse ale character. Enough to save it, but it still lags behind as a mediocre offering for the style.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but has a bit of body as it goes down. Actually not badly suited to the flavour.

Drinks OK, but I maintain it's not a great farmhouse ale. Actually find it a bit lacking on tap.

12-02-2009 00:01:57 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3.35/5  rDev +0.3%

Nice 750ml capped bottle, shared with laituegonflable.

Pours a deep amber colour, slightly cloudy with a decent, if slightly small head of white foam. Lacing is good, and the head looks quite creamy, it has to be said. The colour's too dark for a Saison to my mind, and it looks a bit still in the glass, otherwise, not too bad.

Light resin and pine on the nose, with a note of oak and a little crushed vegetation. Hint of bready yeast, but very little funk or acidity. It's not a great nose, and it's certainly far from a saison. I can't say I'm overly enamoured of it.

Taste is a little better, with a clean fresh character and a very faint note of tartness. Some coppery bitterness on the back, and just a whiff of alcohol. Body is thin, not too bad a character in a saison, although the thin body and the heat don't mesh well.

I can't say I'm overly enamored of this. It's neither a particularly interesting nor a particularly true to style saison. While there's things to enjoy in it, they just seem so out of kilter with what one expects in the style. Not impressed overall.

09-14-2009 08:32:43 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of vancurly


3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

a) Pours inch thick off-white foam, mild efferevescence. Hazy pale amber.
s) Honeyish malt, green apple skin, faint metallic hop
f) Not overtly phenolic or spicy. Malt-dominant, some late peppery musky notes, slight apple, honey. Restrained bitterness. Fairly straightforward; more like a mildly spiced EPA.
m) Creamy upfront, touch cloying. Drops away quickly to little back palate.
d) Quite drinkable, but slightly unsatisfying.

10-16-2008 21:12:36 | More by vancurly
Photo of brendan13


3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

A - Poured from the 750ml Champagne style bottle into a tulip glass a clear orange golden colour with a couple of centimetres of fluffy white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - A slight caramel malty aroma & some slightly spicy phenolic notes. Lacks the earthiness normally associated with the style.
T - Along the same lines as the smell. A vauge alcohol presence.
M - Light to medium bodied, fairly low carbonation.
D - Not the most amazing beer but tasty enough to warrent probably buying again.

07-23-2008 08:38:35 | More by brendan13
Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
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