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Desert Ale - Epic Ales

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Desert AleDesert Ale

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9 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.72
pDev: 24.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-19-2012)
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frontalot

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

11-27-2012 02:41:35 | More by frontalot
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.28/5  rDev -16.2%

22oz bottle dipped in red wax with twine. Opened on 5.13.13 and poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy medium brown with a huge light tan head. So much retention I thought the head would never settle down.

S - Spicy dirt and earth. Yes, I guess it is the desert.

T - Same as the nose, just cloyingly sweet.

D - Great carbonation and body.

O - Just not good! Not sure what they were trying to do here. Drain pour.

05-19-2012 04:40:52 | More by HuskyinPDX
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draheim

Washington

2.48/5  rDev -8.8%

22oz (batch 2) into a Hennepin glass. Uh oh. A vigorous pour yields almost no head, just a thin film of bubbles on the surface. Color is a nice clear amber w/ some carbonation rising from the bottom, but the lack of that nice fluffy saison head is disappointing.

Aroma is spicy, bready, yeasty and maybe a little hoppy. Smells decent but not great.

Taste is... ooh. Homebrew gone wrong. Has an almost salty quality. Wince. Apple cider? A hint of vinegar? This one might be a chore. Stay open, mind! Stay open! A few more sips and - boy. I'm really not liking this much.

Mouthfeel is pretty flat. But I really just can't get past the taste to even evaluate it. Bummer.

Overall, enough said. Not sure what went wrong here - whether they just had a bad idea or whether this was just poorly executed. This was a one-and-done. Actually, not even that.

07-11-2012 22:37:19 | More by draheim
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lifeboyq

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +35.3%

I think this beer was unfairly reviewed previously. However; I didn't taste their bottle. Poured into a St Bernardus Goblet which isnt the right glass but who gives a shit. Solid head, some lacing as it fades, moderate lacing. The nose is floral, sweet, bread, some herbaceous spice. Mouthfeel is silky smooth but with a thin bite due to the high carbonation consistent with the style. Ever so slight offputting phenols on the finish but nothing egregious. Overall it's a quality local Saison. I'd drink it again for sure but probably not seek it out.

02-02-2013 02:44:20 | More by lifeboyq
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev +10.3%

07-16-2012 06:29:59 | More by Adamostella
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stript

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-01-2012 18:44:34 | More by stript
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +37.9%

11-10-2012 08:19:46 | More by strongaf
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grittybrews

Washington

2.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-12-2013 03:13:09 | More by grittybrews
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-28-2012 00:26:43 | More by CliffBrake
Desert Ale from Epic Ales
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