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Farm Girl Saison - Lift Bridge Brewery

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82
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290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mothman on 12-13-2008

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Photo of jsprain1
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear honey, with a thin white head that lasts pretty well and leaves a couple wisps of lacing.
S- The aroma is straightforward but pleasant. Spicy, with pepper and clove and a bit of pale grainyness.
T- Taste is far sweeter than the nose made me think it would be. This one has an odd but pleasant canned peach flavor, with a strong spice flavor in the finish.
M- Mouthfeel is light, almost foamy. The finish is quite dry.
O- It's an ok beer, I enjoyed it well enough, but there are so many saisons out there I would prefer.

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3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Cloudy, unfiltered golden straw color with a very fizzy head to it which quickly disappears.

Smell - Lemon, cloves, a slight hint of pepper, yeasts and barley. The smell itself is very earthy and grassy, almost like a blonde ale instead of a Saison.

Taste - Cloves, bananas, pepper, light lemon, biscuits/yeasts and grassiness. It tastes more like a Saison in the flavor fortunately and the flavor is alright.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. It feels very crisp and refreshing on the palate

Overall - It's okay for what it is. However if you want a truly excellent Saison ale, go with Surly CynicAle or Ommegang Hennepin

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to polak:

Pours a nice hazy honey gold with a finger of egg shell head and abundant beading. On the nose it's a little spicy, some orange zest, lemon, clove. The taste is refreshing with all the expected saison qualities. I wish this was amped up a bit, both in booze and clove/ester/citrus. The feel is medium with a dry finish. Overall, a bit better than what other reviews suggest but still has its flaws. Perfectly drinkable though.

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2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass in Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. I didn't have any expectations. Not paired with food.

A: No head at all. Colour is a semitransparent gold.

Sm: Light bacteria, yeast, and barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light sourness/bacteria, a decently full barley foundation, and a milky note on the side. Not horribly complex, but pleasant and refreshing with a little something different.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a touch sharp (overcarbonated?), and little too thick. Pretty suitable for the flavours.

Dr: Pretty drinkable, but a bit sharp. Affordable, but I still wouldn't get it again simply because it's mediocre.

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3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz on tap into a pint glass.

A: Slightly yellow, nearly clear (colorless). Foamy head, not strong. Steady carbonation bubbles.

S:A little spicy malt & apple. Vague pineapple pineapple, honey, cardamom.

T: Fruit (banana) dominates the flavor profile. Spice profile from hops balances and comliments. Clove, pastry, and a tartness (citrus pith). Rough around the edges.

M: Rich and oily. Nearly perfect balance.

D: Sessionable but I don't like it enough to have too many. Maybe it's the style, maybe it's me...

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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was my very first taste test of a categorical Saison type from a commercial/craft brewery. I expected the cloudy appearance and the very light watery mouth-feel because it was not on my predictions to get a grain-body weight coating on my tongue from an offering in this category. I had sampled home-brewed saisons from friends and it was quickly not a favorite of mine. I was instantly reminded of the Belgian ale category which is extremely loose and can spill over into lambics and krieks with sour notes. Though I scored a silver with my own homebrew in the Belgian Ale category I was never impressed with the category. While this probably excels in the saison category - it is far too fruity with distinctly sour notes for me to give marks higher than good or average. I prefer the IPA's and mostly the face slapping American IPA's.

Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.