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Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%


Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Thomas is the third installment in our "Bearded Farmer" series of saisons. In keeping with the farmhouse brewing tradition, each successive beer is brewed a little (or a lot) differently than the ones before it. Thomas is brewed with pilsner and Munich malts, hopped with New Zealand Wakatu, Motueka, and Pacific Gem hops, and fermented with a single French saison yeast strain.

(Beer added by: Bung on 05-27-2013)
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-26-2013 11:36:38 | More by jmarsh123
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to AtlCarl, who I now know is as suave in person as he is in the boxes of beer that he dispenses across the country. 750ML bot-tel split with my saison-questioning wife.

The pour is a shade of orange that would make a mixologist proud: unnatural. Nose is a preview of ripes oranges, farmer's market flowers, bit of freeze-dried banana. I've eaten freeze dreid bananas in the back-country. Once. Won't do that again.

Bearded Thomas is a weird, fizzy, flaky mess. Oranges try to compete with the saison yeasts, fail. Yeastiness gets the upper hand & flips off the palate, nose, throat, & thigh bone, just for good measure. Citrus, banana, orange flit in & out of the yeast, but they're pretty much drowned. Overly carbonated, per my wife, & I agree, tingles like champagne going down. Half a bomber? Too much.

This doesn't have much in the way of redeeming qualities. Flavor profile is too yeasty, not enough beery, hard to drink, too much carbonation. Not much to admire here, & not going to bother to finish about half of this. Not a good effort by a good brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 03:51:52 | More by maximum12
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sjjn

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-14-2014 15:18:04 | More by sjjn
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-05-2014 04:08:56 | More by thatoneguymike
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 22:16:10 | More by DangerDawg
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mwgroove23

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-13-2014 06:39:53 | More by mwgroove23
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-02-2014 22:53:48 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-05-2014 01:31:22 | More by Morey
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2014 15:29:40 | More by bobv
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-25-2013 07:13:08 | More by RedneckBeerz
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2013 17:52:42 | More by auroracrisis
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

12-10-2013 03:57:21 | More by Mikeypnh
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2013 18:52:02 | More by kjrod20
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-17-2013 01:43:48 | More by xseanprimex
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-09-2013 23:05:26 | More by buckyp
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Big white head. Thick collar and very nice surface foam.

Smell - Very grassy. Herbal. Smells almost spiced. Appley esters.

Taste - More herbal. Lots of malt. Kinda bitter. Very herbal in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Bitter.

Overall - Eh. Bitter and malty. Really herbal from the hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 00:49:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-03-2013 02:04:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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dar482

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out in a hugely hazy beautiful marigold/orange with a huge huge bubbly head.

The aroma is an explosion of so much. It hits you with an initial green dankness of almost marijuana. It then moves into sweet and sour lemon juice, wheat, and funky wet hay.

The flavor on the other hand is a bit one note. It flows of a good wheat body that has lemon, spicy notes along with a funky barnyard note. There's a good sourness with a decent dry finish, but in general, the flavor is a bit one note.

A hugely hoppy and interesting take on the traditional French saison style, but the flavor did not hit the notes for me. The carbonation is actually really lacking on the palate despite the huge head from the pour.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 03:44:43 | More by dar482
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-20-2013 15:34:31 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-20-2013 05:10:24 | More by Zach136
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LancetherealLeader

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-20-2013 00:13:08 | More by LancetherealLeader
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-30-2013 02:16:11 | More by ElGallo
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Andreias21

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-29-2013 04:26:22 | More by Andreias21
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james582

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-28-2013 13:27:02 | More by james582
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Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.