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Grasslands - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Grasslands
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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A dry, spicy farmhouse ale with a flowery finish. Brewed with chinook hops.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-13-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GeorgeCarroll, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

grimey68, Oct 12, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is, meh. Too much of a sweet edge, not enough funk. There is kind of a grassy, earthy thing in there, but overall it just seems kind of a wad of sweet tones with a soapy edge. It's an "okay' drinker, but in the grand scheme of things, a big miss.

RblWthACoz, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Roadog, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

philbe311, Apr 18, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

kingjohnh, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

WarrenGofstein, Apr 04, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up this beer in a growler during a visit to the brewery with some friends.

Sampling at cellar temp into a snifter, this beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with bleached white head foaming up several cm before fading gradually to a sturdy edge layer and some wispy islands. The growler gave a pretty good pop upon opening with a little CO2 fog coming out of the top.
Aroma is fairly hoppy, which I didnt anticipate,with some grass, pine sap and general vegetal notes. I also get a bit of musty funk and maybe a little white grape. The nose is pretty complex and I find it appealing, not overwhelming.
The first sip reveals a light to average body with with a smooth texture and almost cask like carbonation.

Flavor is a bit grainy and maybe slightly tart but then goes for some grassy hops and finishes very dry and musty blanket funk after each swallow. A complex ride of flavors with no real hits of booze and the dry finish keeps me coming back for additional sips.

This is a complex and funky saison that I enjoy and would recommend, what I dont know is if it is a regular offering at Pizza Boy or not. If you like the style and see the beer, you should give it a shot.

sulldaddy, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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scottw654, Feb 14, 2014
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mdfb79, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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nrs207, Jan 20, 2014
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Grasslands from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.