1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Maybelle - The Commons Brewery

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

69 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 27
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sarlacc83 on 03-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Farmhouse ale aged in Adelsheim Vineyard chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces cultured from drie fonteinen in Beersel, Belgium. We believe this beer will continue to develop in the bottle over time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 13
Photo of Stevedore
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of an unknown bottling date. Served in a Side Project stemmed glass 3/15/2015.

A- Hazy copper-orange body, two finger thick and effervescent white head, splotches of lacing, above average retention time.

S- Crisp tart lemon, a bit of barnyard funk, wheat, peppercorn, oak, a hint of white wine. Smells sweeter than it actually tastes.

F- A bit of white wine dryness, tart lemon, funk, hay, wheat, fair amount of dry oak. Not as much peppercorn as on the nose.

M- Medium bodied, crisp and dry, not particularly soft or velvety like some of the other better barrel-aged saisons I've had. Stil, very drinkable with a nice combination of tart lemon and oak on the finish.

O- Pretty damn solid barrel-aged saison. It's not Flora or Saison du Fermier, but it's not that far away either.

Photo of Petcha
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mjhall1989
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Markito
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bccocx
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'd call this beer a not so poor man's Saison du Fermier. It really delivers on almost all those same notes. I did not get a lot of wine character or barrel/oak on this beer, but it didn't need it. Lively nose with some lemon, hay, and almost a light spice like ginger. The taste is all you'd want from a wild saison. I get a ton of brett and just some nice lemony tartness. The carb is also great for a real bounce to the mouthfeel. I'd drink this anytime I could find it.

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of LopeJuice
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Dan for sharing and hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Bright gold with a thin skim across the top, drippy arcs of lace around the sides of the glass.

White wine and barrel aromas.

Tart grape fruitiness, light cheese rind funkiness. Goes pretty nicely together. Medium bodied with a smooth feel. Overall very enjoyable and easy to drink.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of vissai
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of VAbdoyan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Maybelle from The Commons Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.