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

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very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
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:
Beer added by: avalon07 on 10-24-2012

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass at cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold with a 3.5-finger white bubbly head. Really nice retention but only some patchy lacing. Clear with tons and tons of bubbles.

S – Mostly lemon esters, spicy rye, and peppery yeast. Not really any funk from the Brett.

T – Sweet and sour lemon and orange esters progressing to spicy rye and peppery yeast. There’s maybe a hint of earthy hops at the finish. Still not much in the way of funky Brett – maybe a little bit at the finish along with a touch of lemon sourness that lingers.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, a fresh and crisp mouthfeel, and a spicy, slightly sour, and very dry finish. Rye spice and lemon tartness linger for a bit.

O – This is a pretty good Saison. It’s definitely tasty and refreshing enough. I wish it had just a bit more lacing to go along with the head retention and some more funky Brettanomyces in the aroma and taste. This is a good beer; it just lacks the complexity that many Belgian Saisons possess.

Photo of AlexFields
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, hazy wheaty yellow/orange, with a large frothy off white head.

Smell is of banana, some other fruit I can't quite identify, spices, a little dry brett maybe but not much. Smell is nice but not super strong.

Taste is pear, apple, a little banana, ends with underripe strawberry. Very fruit forward! Some light floral and spice notes, maybe a little dry brett on the aftertaste but again, really not brett forward. This is really tasty.

Mouthfeel is great, super carbonated and bubbly, not too syrupy or thick but enough of a body.

Very good saison, subtle and big on fruit, not what I expected but great!


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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (proper!). Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a three finger pure white fluffy head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing through. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, spice, funk, earth, and barnyard. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, big funk, spice, earth, and horseblanket. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I found it really quite interesting what was going on in this one. The aroma definitely had a big gaminess going on that was quite intriguing for the style with the fruit character mixed in. On the flavor it was dominated by funk without a doubt. If you love massively funky brews AND Saisons, this is your brew without a doubt.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of yeast, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, a light amount of malt, and a hint of citrus in the finish. This is a solid, easy to like flavor. Not quite as heavy on the funk as most Belgian saisons, but tasty nonetheless.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a sharp, lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a solid, likeable, well done beer. Drinkable.

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