Farm Girl Saison - Lift Bridge Brewery
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I'm thrilled that a local brewery has a saison as one of its flagship beers, and it's odd that I'm just now getting around to reviewing it. Tasted 4 February 2013, reviewed from notes.
Pours a pale golden straw yellow, lightly hazed, with soft, almost grayish tones. Half-finger of white head, okay retention and lacing.
Smell is buoyant, fruity, and floral, with an almost-enough dose of funk. Orange peel peeks through, complementing the general citrusy flowery drifts. But it's juicy as well, and has a pleasant earthy funk. Hard to describe, sitting more in the realm of flowers, but solidly saisony.
Taste is good, but lacking depth and complexity. Big and pungent, rocking me with flowers, sweet fruit (peaches!), and grain. Quite peachy, actually, with that melt-in-your-mouth juiciness. I like it. Fades to a soft bitterness.
Mouthfeel is fine, if a touch on the flat side. Medium-bodied, expansive and mouth-filling. Just a prickle of carbonation, though.
A solid, tasty saison. Now that I know it, I plan to make this a regular purchase. The best 6-pack saison I can think of around here.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 04:41:28 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
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.
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.
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*
Medium body. Good carbonation. Clean finish.
For a light saison, it's not bad but it left me quite underwhelmed. I prefer more potency, flavor, and funk from a saison.
Serving type: can
01-22-2014 05:24:36 | More by alphagnome
3.74/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very pleased I've been able to try this beer. I was pleasantly surprised with the carbonation, (slightly more carbonated from other beers I've tried,) and it has a great flavor. It's light, and goes down well. Smell has a kind of metallic tone to it, but it doesn't leave much of an after-taste in your mouth. Overall I feel this would be a great beer to enjoy after a long day. It's very refreshing.
Serving type: can
01-09-2014 04:35:55 | More by UpNorthBeerGirl
Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
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