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Urban Farmhouse Ale - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously called 'B-side'

ABV: 5.5% || IBU: 30

"A light , crisp and refreshing farmhouse ale. Golden to light orange in color with a floral nose and a dry finish. B-side is brewed with three base malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic 2-row and Rye. Northwest grown Willamette, Golding and Hallertauer aroma hops offer a soft underlying bitterness to help bolster the refreshing nature of the beer. The key note speaker in this beer is the Farmhouse Ale yeast."

(Beer added by: chumba526 on 02-18-2011)
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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%

A foam-up at first pour. Even on later pours it stays quite frothy for an unusually long time. Quite handsome with the golden color in the Brewery Vivant tulip. Just a light fragrance of floral yeastiness. Very slim body.

This is a drier sort of Farmhouse Ale to start with. There is a kiss of malt and a pale fruitiness. Distinctive Belgian yeasty taste but everything else is very subtle. The drying effect erases any hint of sweetness at the finish. Rather spicy with a moderately bitter aftertaste.

Maybe we're so used to more flavorful styles of Belgian brews we expect more when that tangy note rings the taste buds. Thoroughly drinkable as a step up from a "Table Beer." From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Market of Choice in Eugene.

12-09-2013 07:07:40 | More by mactrail
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Urban Farmhouse Ale from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.