Urban Farmhouse Ale - The Commons Brewery
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Reviews by mactrail:
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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3.21/5 rDev -16.6%
Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a frothy pure white head that settles into a chunky cap.
The aroma is faint. There is a weak clove from the yeast and a weak multi-grain bread note from the malt. A bit corn like.
The taste is of a light pils malt; a bit watery. The yeast provides more of a clove presence than the aroma. Perhaps a hint of pepper. Very light in the flavor.
The feel is light and very fizzy. Quite airy on the palate. Not much of a presence of anything. Very neutral.
An extremely boring saison. Almost no flavor to this beer. No real off flavors so there is that. Pass on this beer.
04-20-2014 04:12:05 | More by Gmann
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a slightly hazy light gold... good white head and tons of lace...
Nose is interesting... nice phenols... some dry pale malts... seems like a cross between a dry German hefe and a bubblegummy saison... odd, but still pretty cool.
The palate is just as odd... slight white peppercorn.. but the big player is pink bubblegum... not a bad thing at all... just odd for my palate.... a bit of apricot ester... but the brew is very dry.... the bubblegum make this one seem to be a one hit wonder.. pale maltiness carry the yeastiness and let little for the imagination...
The carbonation and body seem about right.... very drinkable... I pulled this one out a few times tonight...
01-12-2012 07:35:58 | More by JohnGalt1
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
The beer pours a fairly strong and foamy head that lasts quite a while. The beer is clear and a pale yellow. The beer also leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer has a strong earthy smell as well as a bit of dry fruit as well as a bready smell from the malts. The hops are fairly strong and bitter. The taste is similar the smell but with a stronger hop not. The hop is still bitter but the malts are downplayed even though they still add a bit of bready flavor. The beer has an interesting mouthfeel. The finish is drier than most saisons but is very crisp otherwise. The carbonation is biting. Overall, the beer is pretty good ad worth getting.
12-31-2013 01:22:09 | More by HattedClassic
Urban Farmhouse Ale from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.