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Bearded Farmer 1: “Hughey” Saison - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Hugely is brewed with a blend of rustic grains including oats, rye, and spelt, then fermented with a combination of Belgian and French yeast strains, including three types of Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 10-24-2012)
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Photo of listenatjoes
4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Notes from the bottle: "Hughey is the first installment in our Bearded Farmer series of Saisons. In keeping with the farmhouse brewing tradition, the idea here is to brew each successive beer a little (or a lot) different than the ones before it. Hughey is brewed with a blend of rustic grains including oats, rye and spelt, then fermented with a combination of Belgian and French yeast strains, including three types of Brettanomyces."

Bottle date: Oct 4 2012, purchased at Total Wine Greenville last week in Dec, cellared since and consumed on March 22 2013.

Huge creamy white head, awesome lacing, dusky unfiltered straw ale color.
Getting great yeast complexities on the nose as well as malt & funk.

Taste is just outstanding. Saison is my favorite style and this is superb; complex and yet very sessionable, approachable and goes with just about any savory dish. Great balance between the brett and sacc, slightly spicy, fresh and lively mouthfeel.

Westbrook has just been hitting them out of the park and this is no exception. Would like to see them increase aromatic/finishing hops on their next version.
My new favorite saison. Too bad it may never be made again!

listenatjoes, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of danedelman
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle when in Charleston for business. Should have bought more.

A-straw pale yellow with huge fluffy white head that sticks around forever

S- pepper, lemon, spice hint of un sweet banana

T- spiciness, pepper, lemon with a perfect driness. Wow this is perfect saison!!
Brett is doing a great job drying this out but isn't funky yet as it is only 2 months old. Would love to cellar another.

M-light to medium body with a ton of carbonation.

O- wow!! Perfect!!

danedelman, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

ChrisMetcalfe, May 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

pathman, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Tatuchris
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Tatuchris, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.75/5  rDev +17%

mikeincharleston, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of analienacorn
4.75/5  rDev +17%

analienacorn, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sendbeer, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of sjjn
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sjjn, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of GTB
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

GTB, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of brauseboof
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

brauseboof, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of cvm4
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Has a hay hue to it with an eggshell head. Very bubbly head that lingers around. Great lacing and retention.

S - Funkyyy... Lemon zest, white pepper, spices, somewhat sweet malts and green apple. A wide array of smells in the glass.

T - White pepper, bready malts, apples, spices and funk. I'm sure I might be missing some things, but the flavors really are blending well together.

M - Light bodied, high carbonation. Has a dry finish.

O - This one hits the spot. Not under or over spiced, very well balanced.

cvm4, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 750 mL bottle chilled and poured into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass. Big thanks to mikeincharleston for this beer. Bottled on date of October 4, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a ridiculous, fluffy, three finger white head with outstanding retention. Somewhere between pale yellow and light orange in color. Some cloudiness as well. Really spectacular lacing.

Aroma: Some green apple, lemon zest and some peppery yeast. A nice backbone of barnyard funk that is actually pretty nicely developed. Really balanced with a surprising fruitiness.

Taste: Peppery yeast tones and some spicy rye upfront gives way to some funk and brett tones. A dry finish. Really nice citrus and lemon tones bring a really refreshing quality. Completely drinkable and really complex. A touch of green apple as well. Really nice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and juicy upfront with some strong carbonation. A slightly dry finish.

Overall, a really tasty and refreshing saison. The brett and funk flavors are nicely developed, but not overwhelming. Really nice balance between the pepper, spice in the rye, and the fruit tones from the yeast. Incredibly refreshing, would love to have this again.

Gosox8787, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Keith_R, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Ajlvt, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

freduardo, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SadMachine, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jfstilling, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

P: Cloudy pale orange tinted golden body with a massive rocky white head. Retention is legendary and leaves a solid cream cap with cliffhanger lacing.

S: Barnyard funk, soapy yeast, chicken coop, dried whole oats, sourdough, potent spices that flood the nose and leave it tingling. Minerals, salt, apricot, honey, an old canvas tarp, booze and cedar. Really opens up the nasal passage like an aroma therapy room.

T/M: Lots of earthiness, unwashed grain, flaky oats, cedar, sunflower seed shells, pineapple tea tannin, bandaids and spicy hops. Presence of floral bitters and white grape barrel in the finish. The spice profile is aggressive and grand. Vivacious moderate body that finishes dry with a metallic presence.

O: This is a great looking beer that has an amazing nose that leaves it almost numb from spice cEarthy and spiced up saison that really impresses. A well crafted brew!

Hopswagger, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dvmky, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

buckyp, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jrohrbacher, Dec 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JavierGC, Aug 17, 2014
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Bearded Farmer 1: “Hughey” Saison from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.