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Farm Girl Saison - Lift Bridge Brewery

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81
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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 12-13-2008)
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Reviews by motorhed:
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motorhed

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

04-15-2012 20:24:51 | More by motorhed
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blackearth

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

Enjoyed on-tap at Stub & Herbs in Minneapolis, MN. Apperance was a slightly hazy gold body with no head. Aroma was light citrus and faint malt sweetness. The flavor followed aroma with nothing that memorable about this beer. I ordered a half-sized amount, so it may have needed more time to warm up and reveal more. Still the drinkability was very good. I'll have to try it again sometime.

09-11-2009 16:43:14 | More by blackearth
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

From notes

A - Pours a hazy straw/golden brown color with one finger of off-white head.

S - Smells of coriander. citrus and yeast. Also a slight amount of pepper. Pretty good.

T - Similar to smell. Nice spices with hints of citrus and pronounced Belgian yeast presence. Pretty refreeshing. Finishes slightly earthy.

M - Light/medium mouthfeel, crisp up front, slightly dry finish.

O - A bit tame for the style, but this still has some good flavors and goes down easy.

08-11-2012 01:44:04 | More by warnerry
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2012 04:05:33 | More by ryancl
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Hazy, very pale yellow (Wit-like). Very active with bubbly head and some nice lacing. Champagne-like bubbles.

Smell: Citrus, clove, pepper, banana, overall sourness.

Taste: Orange peel, coriander, cloves, wheat malt, slightly tart. Once again, seems very much like a Witbier.

Feel: Relatively high carbonation, light body. Pretty dry but not as dry as other Saisons.

Drinkability: Nice, refreshing, easy-to-drink Wit, I mean Saison. Doesn't matter, it is a solid, thirst quenching brew.

Looking forward to trying their other beers, such as the 55 IBU Pale Ale with grapefruit zest (Crosscut) and the Lingonberry infused Tripel (Minnesota Tan). Nice to have another Minnesota brewery. Welcome!

06-24-2009 00:36:54 | More by bsp77
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deebo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-14-2013 03:02:31 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-29-2012 04:38:37 | More by NilocRellim
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beerkittycat

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a pint glass. Appearance is crystal clear straw yellow with a lively white head. Decent lacing. This beer would have looked better in a tulip glass. Oh well. Aroma has tons of lemony citrus and apricot esters, some white pepper and cloves, bread-dough yeastiness, and a dominating aroma of Bazooka bubble-gum. Faint flowery hop aroma, too. Flavor much the same as aroma with that Bazooka bubblegum at the forefront. Moderate carbonation bites the tip of your tongue and cleanses the palate for more. Medium to medium-low mouthfeel allows this beer to be extremely drinkable, but there's tons of flavor so it didn't feel thin at all. Very tasty beer and some interesting flavors, too.

01-29-2009 19:54:38 | More by beerkittycat
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow with a tint of orange. Not many bubbles. Decent one finger white head fades into a patchy layer.

Smell: Belgian yeast and wheat with banana, cloves, and coriander spice. Hints of orange, apple, and lemon. Light scent of pepper.

Taste: Lots of yeast and wheat throughout with the coriander spice and pepper coming midway. A lot more pepper than was in the smell. Hints of citrus throughout. Finish is fairly dry with a strong kick of bananas.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Slightly watery.

Overall: This is a tasty and very easy drinking take on a Belgian Saison but it should of been fuller in the body.

07-18-2011 03:29:49 | More by MattyG85
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-27-2012 18:48:27 | More by sgttibbs
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +12%

11-22-2013 19:29:20 | More by richkrull
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bif_fat_sellout


3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-09-2012 23:04:31 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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4four4

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 00:48:15 | More by 4four4
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

[Thanks to mnwags for this one.]

Pours a head of firm sea-foam, clingy and audibly crackly; color is a pale golden-yellow. Lots of bubbles.

Aroma is just barely saison-ish...more like a witbier really. Yeast gives an earthy twist to the floral and fruity vibe that dominates. Slightly biscuit-y. Fresh and buoyant and enjoyable, although its Belgian-ness is debatable.

Flavor is a balance of fruit and bitterness, with a bit of spice for good measure (like a really faint dash of white pepper). Herbal tea vibes, especially in the finish. Lemony flavor is further back, though not at all tart.

Texturally soft, despite ample carbonation; light-bodied; borders on watery, but there's just enough creamy roundness peeking through to save it.

Farm Girl Saison is decent...it's got roundness of flavor and texture, but lacks some depth. Nothing mindblowing, certainly, and not an adequate substitute for key Belgian versions or even superior American takes on the style. And what are those cows on the label sniffin' at?

05-27-2010 22:33:09 | More by Metalmonk
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HugePlume

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +13.4%

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler style glass. Its all the restaurant had. No pints???

A- Zesty yellow with nice ribbons of cloudiness. Little to no head nor lacing.

S- Spicy and sweet notes. Very complex. Hard to pin down any one specific trait. Intriguing.

T- Complexity of aroma carries directly through to the taste. A bit more spice evident. Pear-like fruitiness.

M- A little weak and watery. Does not finish as dry as it should.

D- Very drinkable. Complexity lends itself to many meal paring possibilities.

11-16-2010 04:50:55 | More by HugePlume
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cokes

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -39.8%

Moderately hazy, milky lemon-yellow hued with a thin white skim, which fades swiftly but leaves patchy lace.
Doughy wheat bread nose, backed with chalk dust, powdered sugar, and bitter orange rind.
Wheaty, wet, and doughy. That's what the mouth gets. Yeast adds a touch of lactic sourness. Orange-rind flavors piggybacks and overrides, adding sweetness rather than bitterness.
Gassy, light bodied, with a fizzy CO2 that burns itself out with haste. It's got a Shandy-like profile that might suffice when a mean thirst strikes. But why bother, when any number of liquids could easily fill that roll more satisfyingly.
Essentially, it's an American Wheat Ale doing a half-ass Witbier impersonation.

But marketing this as a Saison?

Really?

05-18-2010 06:34:01 | More by cokes
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -3.9%

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a chilled pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy pale yellow, very similar looking to a Witbier in appearance. Foamy head that retained well and left nice lacing.

Smell: Subtle wheat and citrus aroma.

Taste: Not a typical saison flavor. This one is wheaty and sweet, falls somewhere between a Witbier and a HefeWeizen (without the phenolics). Very little hop flavor noticed, unlike most saisons. Not bad at all, but I happen to like wheaty witbiers and hefe's quite a bit.

Mouth feel: Light and thin with good carbonation.

Drinkability: I could easily do a session with this one, especially in the summer. Not a true saison style, but it's still a good beer. Tastes quite nice with a lemon slice dropped in.

08-06-2009 21:27:49 | More by ChopperSmith
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance:
Pours incredibly clear, easily making it the clearest saison I've ever had. Very cider-like in appearance - straw-colored body and absolutely no head what-so-ever. Plenty of fine sediment in suspension being pushed around by mild streams of carbonation.

Aroma:
Good but very light. Biscuits are prominent. Mild funk with adequate spicing (pepper, coriander, and clove). Bubble gum and banana notes can be found, but they are so light you'd be forgiven if you missed them.

Taste:
Refreshing but again, light. Banana and Sourdough stand out. Light citrus notes. Nice spicing and balance, if not a hint on the bitter side. I would like to note that the warmer this one got, the more I enjoyed it... Do yourself a favor and serve this one at 40*-45*

Mouthfeel:
Medium body. Good carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall:
For a light saison, it's not bad but it left me quite underwhelmed. I prefer more potency, flavor, and funk from a saison.

01-22-2014 05:24:36 | More by alphagnome
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2013 18:05:00 | More by pourmeadrink
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

On-tap at the Acadia Cafe. They should really call this a Belgian pale ale, because it's a lot closer to Leffe Blonde in taste than any good saison I've had. It's not a bad beer, it has a share of clean wheat and barley malt tastes followed by notes of sugar candy and spiced vanilla. That doesn't add up to a saison, however. The verdict: a good, but misclassified beer.

07-15-2009 00:40:22 | More by tempest
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44%

05-13-2014 02:33:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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kenito799

New York

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

20 oz pour at Moto-i sake brewpub in Minneapolis.

Medium golden brew with a substantial 1 inch white fluffy head that retains well.

Fresh lemony aroms with distinct saison spiciness. The flavor is fresh and thankfully quite dry, witha moderately hoppy bitter finish.

Very refreshing, drinkable and sessionable, more interesting than your typical ale, well made.

01-10-2009 21:58:53 | More by kenito799
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

04-08-2014 04:43:34 | More by MynamesRickJames
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

04-05-2012 22:51:07 | More by zonker17
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morimech

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours a hazy yellow color with two inchs of white head that faded quickly to a thin layer of bubbles. Just a little lace is left on the glass. Sourdough bread aroma with just a hint of funkiness. About the most boring flavor I have had in a saison. Mild spice and malt notes with a little sweetness up front. Finishes bone dry. Average. Light body with nice carbonation. I understand the bottled version with the contract brewer is not quite up to par with what is on-tap. Nothing terrible about this beer, it just has average flavor.

07-12-2009 23:09:36 | More by morimech
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Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.