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

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85
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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johnsonni

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-11-2013 14:24:30 | More by johnsonni
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mscudder

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-11-2013 00:27:05 | More by mscudder
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-09-2013 22:00:45 | More by abernethyj
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-08-2013 19:39:12 | More by ajtorres311
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-07-2013 22:55:59 | More by brauseboof
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-07-2013 15:58:43 | More by twenty5
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-07-2013 04:07:07 | More by PaulMc
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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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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

07-05-2013 15:47:21 | More by sendbeer
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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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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-27-2013 03:36:04 | More by jrohrbacher
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2013 19:30:16 | More by Buckeye982
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-22-2013 19:21:36 | More by TobiasG
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-21-2013 20:05:45 | More by pknyc
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-20-2013 23:17:21 | More by pintofparadise
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-19-2013 01:45:09 | More by dbrelsfo
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Treebs

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. 750 ml bottle served in a Westbrook snifter. Bottled 5/8/13.

A: Pours a hazy dark peach color with a thick white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap and collar that leaves tons of sticky lace down the glass.

S: Very light yeasty nose. Stone fruit, light peppery and some sweet malts. Juicy citrus and some sweet berry fruits as well. Light pilsner malt shows through.

T: The pilsner malts really come through on the taste. Sweet and soft with a little bit of cereal graininess to them. The yeast perks up mid palate with some stone fruit and a little spiced white pepper. Light lemon citrus with just slightest bit of tartness to it.

M: Light and dry with a sweet finish. Medium high carbonation.

O: Not as good as BF#2 as I liked the Brett that one had, but this was still nice overall. Dry and fruity with a slight spice.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:26:22 | More by Treebs
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Hazy golden. Thick, frothy head.
smell: Yeast, funk and a touch of fruit. Quite dry.
taste: Much like the nose. a tingly bitter finish. Some malt in the taste I didn't get in the nose. Again, quite dry.
overall: Enjoyable, probably won't seek this out again though.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 22:04:05 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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analienacorn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-15-2013 01:47:55 | More by analienacorn
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steinhilper

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-15-2013 00:13:33 | More by steinhilper
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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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mbonugli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-11-2013 23:55:53 | More by mbonugli
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-10-2013 00:02:07 | More by jsanford
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Lob

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

06-07-2013 23:38:32 | More by Lob
Bearded Farmer 3: "Thomas" from Westbrook Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.