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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
Brewed by:
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: brendan13 on 07-23-2008)
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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

CrazyDavros, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of DocDownUnder
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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).

DocDownUnder, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of vancurly
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

vancurly, Oct 16, 2008
Photo of laituegonflable
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

laituegonflable, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 14, 2009
Photo of ADZA
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

ADZA, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of brendan13
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

brendan13, Jul 23, 2008
Prickly Moses Farmhouse Ale from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
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