Farm Girl Saison - Lift Bridge Brewery

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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mothman on 12-13-2008

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Ratings: 330 | Reviews: 105
Photo of Brock915
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty saison at the Minneapolis airport,

Photo of Covocali
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Average taste look feel & smell

Photo of jpwobbles
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is a little weird, I think it's the orange peel. Otherwise, not a bad saison. Would be a good session beer if it wasn't 6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i picked up a four pack of pint cans of these and i was glad i did. nice beer from these guys, although very american on the saison front, new and clean and quite belgian, less farmy and rustic and wild, but very good just the same. rather clear in looks for a saison, with a delicate lace white head on top. carbonation is rampant, really aggressive, tickling my nose as i try to smell it. notes of honey and clover and white wheat are all there, and the yeast takes on a belgian aroma, fruity without any of the horsey funk i like in the style. the flavor is a lot less yeast driven than most saisons, although it works in this context. the malt is very fresh and very light, makes a nice base. there is also a fun hopping going on in this, citrus and pear is what i get out of it, and with the yeast, which tastes a little more like a saison than it smells, the combination is excellently bright and refreshing. not much residual on the palate here, it drinks down very clean, forced to by the high carbonation. i found this super refreshing, pleasantly hoppy, and overall quite tasty. its nowhere near the best saisons out there, and i almost like it better in a sort of blonde ale context, but this is great beer for hot weather and i would buy it again.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant straw under a 2” white foam cap that dissipates to a thin film.
S: Citrus, orange, spice, faint over ripe fruit.
T: Light malts, wheat, spice and citrus, orange peel, slightly tart finish.
F: Medium body and above average carbonation.
O: This makes a good lawnmower beer. You can buy a bunch without breaking the bank and have one when you are thirsty. You can also serve it to a wide range of people and they will enjoy it.

Photo of Taybeh
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a GI tulip from a single
A: pale gold with a 2 finger thin white head that fades quickly leaving a little lacing
S: mainly banana, a little coriander, a little white pepper...not bad but not much pop or brightness
T & M: some thin crackers at the beginning, then some grassy and earthy notes, followed by a little earthy spiciness...a little slick from beginning to mid-point, but then fairly dry at the end. Once into the middle of the mouthful, it gets a little less thin, which is good. Undercarbonated for the style.

All in all, this is okay, and I'll drink it again...but it lacks the brightness that I love in the really good and even great saisons (to say nothing of complexity, where it also falls into the fair to middling range). The bottled version is actually better than what I've had on tap.

Photo of KillerJigger
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Little thin for my tastes.

Photo of ta_hagen
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this saison, top 5 go to fresh tasting saison's.

Photo of Briancaldel
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Unknown)

Pale yellow color with a light head, aroma is sweet with spice and light hops. Mouth feel is smooth and good carbonation. Very smooth with taste of coriander, orange peel, spices ending has hints of banana and dry.

Photo of Brenden
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Notes from a tasting on 3/24/15

The look is nice. This hazy dark yellow beer somehow still has a little bit of clarity to it and lots of brightness, with a sizeable fluffy white head. It forms a pillow that diminishes slowly and leaves good lacing after settling to a layer on top of the beer.
I want to think more of this, but the only thing I can think is that it's too soft and, ultimately, somewhat indistinct. There's some pale fruits flesh but no real tang or sweetness. The yeast sort of gets lost in the transition. There's only a faint touch of sweetness before it gets peppery. It's not bad, I just can't find everything I want in here.
The body is light but edges toward medium, almost moving there while I drink it. It starts off too spritzy, but the spritz backs off to make it a little creamier. It's fairly dry and evens out with a good balance of crisp and smooth.

Photo of Dlug84
1.5/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had swayed from my usual Hoppy choices and it didn't agree.

Photo of RyanStelzner
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Budweiser yellow color but cloudy. No head. Very subtle banana smell. Flavor starts all banana and evolves into nice pepper notes after a second. Interesting beer. Somehow, it keeps reminding me of fermented Mountain Dew! Probably the color and fruitiness.

Photo of maedhros09
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light golden yellow with slight cloudiness and moderate white head. Light yeasty Belgian ale flavor, mild sweetness and no bitterness. Solid drinkable saison, but make sure it's well chilled. Preferable IMO to the Lift Bridge Pale Ale.

Photo of Beemanick83
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buy when available. Nice and light

Photo of CraigP83
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden color. Smell is very mild, nothing stands out. Has the belgian wheat taste, which is the best part of it.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can obtained on trade (thanks, Dr. Samisar!), unknown brewing/canning dates, poured into my large bottom The Bruery "Rue the Day" snifter glass, drank over 30 minutes

Photo of Mikedive21
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Its OK good summertime beer. Nice finish

Photo of juanny
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light clear color with a respectable head. The nose had a grainy background, with hints of spice and yeasty-earthiness. The taste was very light, a wheat ale with a splash of lemon zest at the end and some gentle earthy spice. The feel was crisp and light, an easy drinker that disappears quickly.

If I was told this was a what beer, I would applaud it's slight twist with fun saison zesty flavors, but with the expectation in mind for a farmhouse ale, it was too light and boring. Fine taste, well-balanced and drinkable, but too plain for my preference.

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. pour at the Old Village Hall in Lanesboro, MN.

A: Clear, pale gold with a white, rocky head that quickly dissipates but leaves behind lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Light, fresh, grassy with a minimum of either hops or malt.

T: Clean, fresh taste, herbaceous, grassy, like a kolsch or helles. Reminiscent of Schell's Sommerfest.

M: Light, refreshing, good carbonation with a short finish. Crisp on the tongue.

O: Okay, but not my cup of tea. I doubt I'd order it again.

Photo of alphagnome
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of UpNorthBeerGirl
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of jimmah120
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pint on tap at baldy's, a great BBQ place in dinkytown.

look is a orange yellow with a light dusting of foam. smell is musty wheat, grain, spice. taste is wheat, apple, pear, with a spicy clove finish.

good saison, but there are better options out there.

Photo of Mdog
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear yellow, good head.

Smell: Yeasty, hint of lemon, clove.

Taste: Starts yeasty, then moves to a fruity mix with grapes as the most prominent. Moderately sweet, easy drinking.

Overall: Picked up a four pack of cans, as I'd like to encourage more breweries to go that direction. This is a perfectly decent saison, an easy drinking yeasty/fruity beer for about any occasion. Plus the brewery is probably the closest one to my house.

Photo of spamspamspam
4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.