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Small Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse Ale - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Small Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse AleSmall Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 08-08-2012)
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-26-2014 02:19:49 | More by vmdominguez
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-09-2014 02:54:27 | More by TX-Badger
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bkeller04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-16-2014 00:48:05 | More by bkeller04
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Boto

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a slightly hazy, straw yellow color. There was a HUGE frothy, fizzy white head on it that took awhile to go down. It has a nice nose to it. Pretty standard fare for a saison: grassy, a bit earthy, spices, some faint fruits, woody, lots going on there. The taste is also good. Some spiciness, faint fruits, wheat, yeastiness. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 21:16:33 | More by Boto
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-21-2014 00:04:49 | More by Lagerquestrian
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-02-2014 16:35:39 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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Getalegup

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-24-2014 20:24:44 | More by Getalegup
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

01-30-2014 03:14:36 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

01-26-2014 15:52:34 | More by BGsWo22
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-09-2014 20:54:24 | More by BMart
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-14-2013 22:37:31 | More by greenspointexas
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lostgrrl666

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-13-2013 14:48:02 | More by lostgrrl666
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dannya187

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

12-03-2013 06:00:20 | More by dannya187
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Radome

California

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted at the brewery in Oct 2013 as a 1 year aged bottle.

A - Deep golden color. Low white head. Good lacing. Just slightly cloudy appearance.

S - Grainy (probably pilsner) malt. Spicy black pepper note. Light smoky, woody note.

T - Grainy pilsner malt provides the backbone. There is a strong smoke note that is almost peat-like, but I'm assuming it is from mesquite smoke, as some of their other beers feature that. Spice notes are there but overpowered by the smoke. Some alcohol sweetness and residual malt sweetness in the finish.

M - Medium to full body. Moderate hops bitterness. Moderate prickly carbonation. Slight alcohol burn.

O - I find this hoppier and not as dry as a traditional saison. The smoke really stands out as non-traditional, but is not unpleasant. This is a complex, enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 01:16:28 | More by Radome
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bccocx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-08-2013 01:28:26 | More by bccocx
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army01

Texas

2/5  rDev -45.4%

10-10-2013 04:16:34 | More by army01
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-08-2013 02:04:25 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-01-2013 13:13:11 | More by Jame515
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-10-2013 19:36:05 | More by Bunuelian
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JasonMinck

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

09-08-2013 11:23:58 | More by JasonMinck
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jonharter

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-24-2013 19:50:30 | More by jonharter
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ehammond1


2.44/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, xpimptastikx!

(Aged for 1 year)

A pretty enough saison. Mildly hazed golden with a persistent, moderately-sized off white head of large bubbles. Not a lot of lace left down the glass, but there is definitely some. Pretty and appropriate.

The aroma is fairly standard for an American saison. Dried grass and hay. A very mild citrus note in the background. What is strange about this brew is there's a bit of a meat/pork character in the aroma. This will really come to light in the flavor, though it's still relatively mild in the aroma, even after some significant warming. Fairly standard, but nothing to write home about, either.

The flavor doesn't come away nearly as unscathed as the aroma. This tastes like a smoked pork saison--which, unfortunatley, aren't flavors I typically look for in my local farmhouse style ales. Moderate bitterness. Lingering meat. I don't care for this.

Medium bodied with near-high carbonation. Appropriate.

A very interesting, but, overall, not a very good saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 03:52:57 | More by ehammond1
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TonyT013

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-06-2013 02:54:36 | More by TonyT013
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3/5  rDev -18%

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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-18-2013 00:54:03 | More by zonker17
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Small Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.