Good Farmhouse Ale - McCoy's Public House
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Enjoyed on tap at McCoy's in a standard wide-bowl Belgian tulip glass.
Appearance - A tawny golden color with some haziness to it. Not much head to speak of, but I get the impression that is partly because of the time from being poured at the bar to it getting out to our table. By the time it arrived, there was a half-finger of yellowish-white head.
Smell - I've heard people talk about the bubblegum esters in Hefeweizens before, but never really had a beer that gave me any hints of the flavor. This is the first beer to do that (oddly not a hefe), and I have to say I actually thought it made the beer rather interesting.
Taste - Again, the esters of bubblegum, some hint of banana, tropical punch in a way that gave me the impression of kool-aid but without the cloying sweetness. I get some wheaty cracker elements as well, but mostly it's the esters. The spiciness that I love in a farmhouse seems to be missing.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with decent carbonation and a clean finish.
Overall, the bubblegum aspect is rather intriguing, but also makes the beer rather one note. It's nice as a changeup if you're at McCoy's doing a long drinking session, but that's about it. I've definitely had worse.
06-15-2013 05:34:41 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
2.63/5 rDev -26.3%
served on-tap at McCoy's Public House, Kansas City, MO, into a tulip glass
Pours a straw yellow color that isn't really far off from the color of many lagers. The head is not big in size, but it impresses in density. It's like a nickle-thick cloud that maintains itself for a long while.
This beer smells and tastes much like my homebrewed experiments with the Saison style, which is to say that it smells and tastes like a poor example of the style. There are yeast aromas of banana and clove and a bit of plastic, and there are some crackery blonde malts. The flavor is totally yeast-driven, but the yeast isn't doing what it should. This beer tastes more like a Hefewiezen than it does, say, Saison Dupont. This beer is all yeasty esters all the time
The beer feels fine: the carbonation level is good and the body is nice and dry. Overall, though, it's a stylistic mess of a beer that isn't worth ordering, not if you love farmhouse ales.
12-22-2011 06:49:29 | More by Reaper16
4.3/5 rDev +20.4%
A - Poured a hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.
S - It smelled fruity and funky with some estery notes.
T - Fruity, funky and yeasty with a nice caramel and grain backbone. Really spot on saison taste.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a really good saison. Probably the best beer I've had a McCoy's.
03-29-2011 18:19:19 | More by zeff80
Good Farmhouse Ale from McCoy's Public House
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.