Farm Girl Saison - Lift Bridge Brewery
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5/5 rDev +40.1%
how am I one of only two people to give this beer a perfect review?!? this beer is amazing, I discovered it early in my craft beer drinking career, loved it then and still love now with over 550 different beers under my belt in the last 2 years. Just visited Liftbridge brewery for the first time last night, I wasn't overly impressed with the selection, considering they didn't have anything heavier or darker than their chestnut hill on tap or any of their specialty beers, but the service was great as well as the atmosphere, very, cozy and homey, good place to chill with pals for an hour or so on a Friday night. but on with the beer.
A: has a great pale/hazy light yellowish white color, nice foamy head
S: aromas of cloves and yeast with some strong wheat backbone.
T: just like the aroma, spot on for a beer of this style, definitely better out of a can (like all beer) or on tap, easy drinking lighter beer for warm weather, after mowing or on the beach.
M: medium high carbonation but great for this style.
O.A.: I think some people forget that this is not a TRUE saison, its a saison "style" I have not found a saison style that is better or even comes close, this is also one of my favorite wheat beers next to 312.
09-22-2013 03:16:37 | More by Beerlover
4.6/5 rDev +28.9%
My first saison and I quite enjoy it.
Pours a pale, somewhat cloudy orange; there is plenty of yeast on the bottom! Head is minimal and lacey. Smell is tart and fruity - cherry. Minimal hops bitterness but plenty of flavor. Goes down very easy and leaves me wanting more.
01-14-2010 03:28:23 | More by nklatt
4.48/5 rDev +25.5%
Yeasty, especially the first few hits, Belgian yeast spice, subtle banana ester, fine carbonation, malt, here comes a nice slightly bitter reminder of the spice, pleasant lingering aftertaste amalgam of all of the above. Every gulp a wonderful walk through the whole park every time.
I beg to differ with those of you giving this a mediocre rating. I don't even like the style, but this is working for me. Not a beer you would drink all day or everyday, but definitely an experience. I wonder what the saison drinkers think rating for kind? Served from bottle into a chilled glass in Minneapolis, very fresh. Maybe you guys are getting beer suffering from transportation issues. Try one near the source!
07-29-2013 01:43:11 | More by spamspamspam
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
4.1/5 rDev +14.8%
When I tried this I hadn't had anything form Lift Bridge, which is from my old stomping grounds in Stillwater, Minnesota. I went to high school there, and frequent the downtown area's in the summer (Lumberjack Days) as well as the occasional winter walk past the antique shops.
Enough about Stillwater, onto the beer! Headed over to Stub and Herb to give it a try.
I was excited to try this, I had heard good things about the brewery and specifically this beer. Nice straw golden color with a nice white head that leaves decent lacing.
Smells of spices and citrus as well as bready malts as well as a touch of hops. Tastes much like it smells, but more subtle. There is a sweetness that I wasn't expecting (from the aroma) as well as floral hops and plenty of malts. Thin on the mouthfeel. Easy drinking.
I will have to try this again on a hot summer day, but hey, I'll take this on any given cold Minnesotan-winter day.
01-12-2009 07:38:04 | More by Mistofminn
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
A- served with a thin white cap. Slight chill haze is present in the yellow/straw colored body. Decent lacing is present.
S- Orange, grainy, touch of slight horse blanket. I would have liked to see a bit more hopiness and funk.
T- Nice grassy, banana, apricot, some light funk. Finish is semi dry but smooth.
M- Carbonation is low and could benefit from a bit more.
D- Solid beer and great year-round. It'd be neat to see this recipe tweaked slightly to offer a touch more funk and hopiness. As it is now though, it's very appealing to a wide variety of beer drinkers.
01-12-2009 19:28:04 | More by Greggy
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
Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.