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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

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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kingjohnh

New Mexico

2/5  rDev -47.4%

04-17-2014 03:08:59 | More by kingjohnh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Al's recently -draft version since the key lime cask version was kicked.

The color is hazed light golden straw with thin white cap with a tight bead.
The aroma is very phenolic and grassy (go figure) with some mild fruit elements and hints of yeast ester with grainy smell. The feel is good with some peppery aspects and very highly carbonated w/ slight dry finish very low alcohol in the feel, but kind of sharp with the carbonic acid.

The flavor is decent with some phenols up front and slight peppery/grassy hop quality with mild malt and somewhat fruity overripe pear flavor with a gentle clove in the finish. Overall a good beer, but I would probably not get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 14:05:44 | More by Slatetank
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scottw654

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-14-2014 01:09:05 | More by scottw654
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-12-2014 23:59:30 | More by Liberatiscioli
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-17-2014 01:56:10 | More by taospowder
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ROWDYMELT

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2012 20:25:24 | More by ROWDYMELT
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-29-2014 02:00:41 | More by jbaker67
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-25-2014 01:16:35 | More by Janeinma
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Roadog

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-25-2014 17:45:10 | More by Roadog
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-17-2014 23:53:28 | More by philbe311
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-27-2012 19:31:25 | More by Rhettroactive
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-25-2014 18:16:58 | More by nmann08
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-13-2014 11:06:24 | More by AMarkle6524
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a newer batch that is 7% instead of the previously released version that was much smaller. Draft offering at the source. The brew appears a pale yellow color with a big white frothy head. Rising bubbles maintain a finger of cap throughout the entire duration.

The smell is big on grass and lemon. Quite a fitting name with a zesty appeal and notes of earrhy yeast spice and mild straw grain becoming increasingly bold as the brew warms up.

The tastes is a bit herbal and rindy with a lemon zest quality before getting earthy with a green yeast aspect. Some straw grain and grass or hay aspect drives the focus mid-palate to a bit of barnyard funk to fiity pilsner grain element. A mild amount of coriander cling persoste into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew that is quite dry. It displays a very high level of lively carbonation. It is a nice take on the style with a very fittibg name. Quite a mild alcohol impact initially that gets more pronounced as it warms up.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2012 18:28:28 | More by stakem
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runner_pe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-04-2013 12:03:43 | More by runner_pe
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-31-2012 02:46:14 | More by GeoffreyM
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-16-2014 14:43:29 | More by PA-Michigander
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-27-2014 16:16:44 | More by mdfb79
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-02-2014 04:25:27 | More by sulldaddy
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Al's, Enola, PA

Pale golden orange pour, hazy, with a small white head that receded to a ringlet. Aroma is light an grassy with tinges of citrus zest. Taste follows the smell, biscuity malts, lots of grassiness, pulpy citrus, notes of yeasty funk, and a bit of candy sweetness detectable as well, apricot chewiness, spice and light bitterness in the finish. Pretty smooth and easily drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 23:00:34 | More by Rifugium
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-16-2012 00:43:03 | More by SPRichard
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-17-2014 22:44:54 | More by DrBier
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-19-2012 15:12:52 | More by VikeMan
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2012 14:06:08 | More by stmgl01
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2014 16:00:56 | More by nrs207
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Grasslands from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.