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

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very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
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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07-05-2013 15:47:21 | More by sendbeer
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North Carolina

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06-07-2013 23:38:32 | More by Lob
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a hazy golden/orange color with three fingers of dense white head with active carbonation throughout. Amazing retention - the head builds for minutes after the pour. Lacing is also very good.

S: Strong lemon and orange zest, moderate clove, barnyard funk, and light peppercorn. The aromas are very well balance and complement each other very well.

T: A strong tartness starts out with peppercorn, lemon rind, a touch of clove, and strong bitterness. As the beer warms, a light caramel sweetness and a nice funkiness comes out. The bitterness also subsides a bit.

M: Light mouthfeel with strong carbonation, even for the style.

O: An absolutely great Saison. Rustic, fruity, dry, complex - everything I want from a Saison. I'm extremely impressed and need to buy some more of this (coming from a guy who typically hates on American made Belgian Ales).

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 02:17:09 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a tulip: deep hazy gold body with a massive head of off-white foam. Ample lacing inside glass.

S: floral, hint of lime; oak and grass; citric and barnyard-y

T: straw and bread and biscuit-like impressions, crisp up front, faintly sweet toward the close, but then dries out; earthy and organic-tasting, but a pilsener flavor equal to the farmhouse flavor.

M: light-bodied, fuzzy with effervescence, bittering finish; crisp throughout

O: Rustic malts and a nice hop blend (Zealand Wakatu, Motueka, and Pacific Gem) = old world meets new world in a very spot-on saison. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 14:48:58 | More by Greywulfken
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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California

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North Carolina

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-07-2013 04:07:07 | More by PaulMc
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-22-2013 05:52:14 | More by JISurfer
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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wedge

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

@ Craftsmen

Hazy yellow topped with a small,fluffy head. Fresh, floral and fruity aromas along with a solid Bretty funk presence, pale malt, and a little citrus. Peppery yeast and citrus peel flavor, bitter hops, straw, and flower petals. Crisp and dry...super drinkable for nearly 8%. Quite nice! I think I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2013 20:26:12 | More by wedge
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A delicious beer. I love the combination of the very slightly tart Saison (think Granny Smith apples), with a lush, yeasty creaminess, and the herbal and citrus notes of the New Zealand hops. There is a light grain note as well, but it's very clean, quite light in feel, and adds a bit of body and silkiness to the mouthfeel without overdoing it. It is a bit murky in the glass, both from sediment and a bit of a chill haze- I was careful when pouring, but there's a lot of stuff in the bottom of the bottle. Very well balanced and both refreshing and interesting. This stands alone, but would be very nice with a cheese course, or just with some fresh goat's cheese and crackers. Lovely!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 19:22:39 | More by Georgiabeer
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Hazy medium amber color with a huge 5-finger rocky, bubbly, cream-colored head. Really nice retention and some nice patchy lacing.

S – Pale bready and cereal malt, black pepper and coriander yeast, and a generous helping of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit hop notes. Much hoppier than the other Bearded Farmers and no Brett funk to be found – not to say that that’s a bad thing. It’s just different.

T – Follows the nose pretty well with a few added flavors. It starts off with sweet bready, cereal malt and orange ester flavors. As the taste continues, the peppery yeast appears, followed by smooth hoppy bitterness with grapefruit, orange, mango, and somewhat woody and herbal notes that weren’t apparent in the nose.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with great carbonation, a creamy but crisp mouthfeel, and a bittersweet, earthy, slightly spicy, and dry finish. Herbal and woody bitterness and earthiness lingers the longest along with a hint of orange rind.

O – This is a really nice saison. I would say that I probably prefer this to the other two Bearded Farmers. I wish there was some Brett in here, though. If a little bit of musty funk was added to all of this sweet, spicy, and hoppy goodness, the end result would be magnificent. Still, it’s a very drinkable and tasty beer from Westbrook.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 02:40:23 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish-yellow color and a cloudy, almost murky texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A light, sweet aroma of citrus, malt, yeast, and the barnyard funk.

T: Tasted of yeast, a peppery quality, some citrus (orange, specifically), a bit of malt, and the barnyard funk. A dynamic, vibrant flavor that actually gets better as it goes along.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a lively, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, flavorful beer. Drinkable. A good example of an American version of a Belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 17:09:02 | More by avalon07
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.