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

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kjrod20, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of xseanprimex
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

xseanprimex, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +6.4%

buckyp, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ygtbsm94, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

dar482, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Keith_R, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Zach136, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

petermethot, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ElGallo, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of james582
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

james582, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of pecokid
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

pecokid, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

thewimperoo, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a very murky and cloudy goldenrod amber color. Very minimal white froth.

(S)- Very bone dry with a slight bit of a lemon grass funk and very subtle mineral saltiness, which is actually quite nice.

(T)- Again, quite dry with the yeasty biscuit up front. The lemongrass is still there only with a slightly more vibrant orange peel finish.

(M)- A zesty carbonation level. it gets to be a touch bitter but balanced well with the dryness and citrus.

(O)- A pretty solid saison. The dryness is welcomed but the yeast profile is quite potent as it opened up.

sweemzander, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of timc13
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

timc13, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

MastaShonuf, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of NoCurse2012
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

NoCurse2012, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zestar, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kylehay2004, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of KWMiles
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KWMiles, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of cvm4
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orangeish pale straw color with an eggshell two finger head. Decent lacing.

S - Funky, yeasty, bready, orange peel and slight cloves.

T - Very bready with straw up front. The pilsner malts really shine through. Light sweetness and citrusy.

M - Light bodied, medium carbed with a wet finish.

O - It's interesting... Definitely not the regular profile of a saison I would think of. But, the pilsner malts probably turn off a few people.

cvm4, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jmarsh123, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Westmeister. Thanks much.

A: Pillowing off-white head and a very cloudy dull orange color. Decent lacing.

N: Very heavy funk. Lemon, tangerine, dirt, pine, banana, and esters. Clove. Slight malt sweetness and a touch of band-aid.

T: Sour, bitter and somewhat biting/astringent. Lots of hops here and some citrus - like a DIPA/Saison cross-breed.

M: Sharp on the palate with a medium mouthfeel. Some chalkiness and a touch of alcohol.

O: It's an odd and duck and I'm not sure how much I'm really enjoying it. I vacillate a bit there, really. The hybridization comes at you from all angles, but it feels like it strays a bit too much.

Sarlacc83, Aug 21, 2013
Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.