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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

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 08-08-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Texasfan549, Aug 08, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

vickersspitfire, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Clonies720
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Clonies720, Jan 14, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Radome, Nov 21, 2013
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dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%
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.

suspect, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%
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

brentk56, Sep 05, 2012
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Small Batch Series No. 2: Texas Farmhouse Ale from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.