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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
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
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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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

01-30-2014 03:14:36 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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dannya187

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-11-2013 21:02:46 | More by WritersBlock
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-09-2012 17:22:18 | More by kjkinsey
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rph97

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-09-2013 22:29:15 | More by rph97
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AlexBlueV

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

11-28-2012 18:18:25 | More by AlexBlueV
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barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-18-2012 17:44:50 | More by barbellsNbeers
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-26-2014 02:19:49 | More by vmdominguez
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-08-2012 22:13:31 | More by Texasfan549
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vickersspitfire

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a muddy and hazy burnt orange color topped off with a nice thick white head, roughly one and a half fingers thick. The head slowly thins and covers the ale in a light layer of bubbles with some decent lacing. Light coriander, spices, mild citrus fruit and wheat aromas come through. The spices and yeast present up front and the citrus fruit flavors become active as it hits the side of your mouth. Light fruity flavors, mostly citrus and lemon rind. It has a medium mouth feel, but is crisp on the tongue and goes down pretty smooth.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 02:32:38 | More by vickersspitfire
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Clonies720

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

his is a Texas Farmhouse Saison ale. 375ml bottle poured into snifter. 7.7% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a yellowish-golden color. Carbonation looks extremely high. Thick 2 finger white head forms and goes down to a steady .5 inch. This beer is ever so slightly cloudy, but clear for the most part. This beer looks warm and inviting. Can't wait to dive in!

Smell: Sweet and smoky malts. Cannot detect much of a hop smell. I'm getting a nose of light colored fruits like banana, clove, esters, bubblegum, and maybe some coriander. It smells very similar to Blue Moon.

Taste: Banana, clove, citrus are upfront with a hint of lemon. It has a dry, smoky, earthy flavor that I really like.

Mouthfeel: Likely overcarbonated, but it is not unpleasant. Medium-bodied with a somewhat watery/light feel to it.

Overall: I love this beer. I'd rate it a 9 out of 10. This is LEAGUES better than Ranger Creek's Small Batch Series #1. Will definitely consider buying again, perhaps even aging a bottle or two for a few months. Apparently I loved this beer so much that it's almost gone by the time I post this review

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 01:09:51 | More by Clonies720
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Radome

California

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

10-20-2012 18:07:40 | More by dumptruck81
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Central Waters Tulip. Thanks to nerdrocker101 for the Secret Santa BIF hookup. Love getting Texas treat.

A: Hazy, cloudy golden color. Relatively gentle pour leads to a monstrous three-finger rocky pure white head that fades very slowly leaving plenty of head in the middle and lots of sticky lacing.

S: Wheaty, funky, yeasty nose. Touch of clove and some sweetness of the malt in there.

T: Follows the nose for the most part but the sweetness fades, the maltiness shines and the yeast really comes up big here. Aftertaste is pretty non-existant and the funkiness kind of falls off the table. All in all, it's a very flavorful beer.

M: Big boy bottle-conditioned carbonation. Sharp crisp finish. No pucker...not bitter.

O: A really good example of the style. I'm really loving what's coming out of Texas breweries lately and this is absolutely no exception. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 03:16:22 | More by suspect
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jonharter

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-09-2012 00:36:09 | More by Labeorphile
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arruves with a hazy honey color capped by an inch of foam that leaves plenty of streaky lace behind

Smell: Grainy and spicy, with a farmhouse yeast character

Taste: Spicy from the outset, with a white pepper and coriander tone buttressed by a tart lemony character; the tartness continues, after the swallow, though there is a bit of residual sweetness underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Overall: A nice Saison with a bit of a tart lemony kick; a bit too high in ABV to be truly refreshing but still very good

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 17:37:24 | More by brentk56
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bahnfire

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-24-2013 00:10:28 | More by bahnfire
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-02-2012 14:45:22 | More by videofrog
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-13-2013 17:25:56 | More by wtkphoto
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-21-2013 19:08:14 | More by SavvyStudent
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lnashsig

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

#BOTG 114!

Poured from bottle into Jester King Farmhouse glass. Pours a super murky orange/brown color. Looks like Orange Juice gone bad. Just so cloudy, and looks like it has the thickness of a fruit juice. Smell- yeasty bread, nice sweet fruit flavors like peach, banana, strawberry. Very subtle campfire smoke. Very interesting, smells awesome. Taste- first, this has a super creamy, thick mouthfeel. Tight carbonation. I get some really nice sweet fruit flavors, peach again, and a very subtle smoke flavors on the end. This is a really unique take on a saison, and I love the fact that it has really factored "Texas" into it with the fruit woods they chose and the smoke factor. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 22:54:22 | More by lnashsig
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Boto

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Small Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
83 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.