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Barn Burner - Karbach Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%


Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: champ103 on 06-12-2012)
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BEERZILLA

Texas

3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a hazy yellow or gold color,it looks nice I guess,I don't have a lot of experience with farmhouse ales so it's hard for me to judge.pours a nice head and laces the glass very well.

It smells like funky Belgian yeast all the way,the way most of the farmhouse I have had smells,a little fruit in there too.not to much spice though.

Taste is true to smell,funky Belgian yeast.this style is not to my liking right from the start so I have to really try hard to judge to style

Drinks easy enough kinda light compared to others in the style.

Overall I don't care for farmhouse but I try to be fair and hey this one ain't bad.not too bad with the funky yeast and very drinkable the abv is hidden well.karbach is well on its way to becoming the best craft beer in the houston area and i found all their beer on sale at heb for 5.99 a six pack so I bought everything they make.

Serving type: can

03-05-2014 05:22:40 | More by BEERZILLA
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is slightly hazy and tan-gold with an ok head and lace, but slightly less than is typical for the style.

Flavor and aroma are nice, and on par with what I'd expect from a saison, grassy, some citrus, a little crisp hops, pretty nice.

Body is a little sweeter and less dry than typical saisons, as if T-58 was chosen over 3711 (homebrew reference of yeasts that I have personally used, not sure what actual yeast Karbach used). However, this is not a criticism, just an observation. I have enjoyed beers brewed with both yeasts, as I am enjoying this one.

Certainly I'm going to enjoy the rest of this sixer, and will happily continue to pick up sixers of Karbach in the future.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 01:40:30 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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brurevu

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Barn Burner poured a golden orange with a very effervescent and large white head. The aroma emitted coriander and spices with hints of citrus peel and grains. The brew had a thick and creamy mouthfeel that delivered coriander and clove spiciness with slight banana yeast notes. It was very refreshing and hit similar notes as their Weisse Versa but with more spice and citrus peel flavors.

Serving type: can

08-26-2013 15:54:37 | More by brurevu
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ehammond1


4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

A saison from a can? In!

Clear golden. Creamy, persistent near-white head. Not a lot of stick, but a pretty beer nonetheless.

Very classic saison aroma. Dried grass and a little hay, very mild lemon, good amounts of earth, and faint, leafy hop character. Very nice.

Similar flavor as the aroma. Yeast dominated flavor with earth and dried grass notes shining through right up against just a bit of lemon, pepper, and leaf. Very tasty.

Medium bodied with crisp, near-high carbonation.

Too crushable. I want to get a case of this for the racetrack.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 00:56:52 | More by ehammond1
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jhamp9

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden pour with a white head that quickly fades down to a thin ring. Aroma: Dusty, yeast, lemon, and faint spice. Taste: overall pretty yeasty. Lemon zest and spice come through in the background. Palate: Prickly carbonation that finishes dry. Overall: Pretty refreshing and enjoyable. Nice for these hot Texas days.

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 22:54:45 | More by jhamp9
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw color with a wheat beer like haze, soapy head. Smell is aggressive and hence the name very barn yard like. Fairly clean taste at first, leads to a somewhat boozy taste and a sharp bite from the yeast. Kind of low in carbination, looks like the head got most of it, but it actually makes it pretty easy to drink and sessionable. I look at it more as a great session beer then a true belgian and the price point surely makes it a nice go to brew.

Serving type: can

04-30-2013 02:00:09 | More by zander4dawin
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Premo88

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into "craft beer" glass (stick)

L: cool murky light orange; not 100% opaque but not clear; OK head of about 1/2 inch, very little lacing. the head isn't fantastic, but the color is.

S: tripel/hefeweizen like to me ... lots of sweeter/sour citrus, banana. smells a bit like wine.

T: very hefeweizen, plenty of sweetness but not overly so, lots of banana

F: fantastic body, carbonation

O: for a beer that isn't among my favorite styles, this one tasted awfully good during a recent fishing trip. and if you're in the mood for a tripel but want to save money, honestly, you could do worse than a couple cans of Barn Burner.

Serving type: can

04-13-2013 07:02:35 | More by Premo88
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goochpunch

Texas

2.59/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy brassy color. Head thins out quickly. Smell has the typical American saison thing going on. Really pronounced yeast. Very spicy and fruity. Taste is very sweet for my taste. The spiciness is more subdued than in the smell. Nice bready malts and a really nice floral aftertaste. If this were a bit less sweet and had a little less alcohol, it would be pretty great. Mouthfeel is severely lacking in carbonation. I think the lack of carbonation raises the perceived sweetness. Overall this is an OK attempt at an American saison. Really can't compete with some of the better Belgian examples. It's flawed, but salvageable if Karbach decides to tweak the recipe.

Serving type: can

03-27-2013 01:34:06 | More by goochpunch
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.64/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can pours a mostly clear gold color that is pretty dark for the style with a pretty average cap of off-white head. Retention and lacing are both very pedestrian as well.

Nose is sharp tangerine and some coriander. Too much spice, doesn’t let any of the delightful lemony wheat and soft yeast found in a good saison shine through.

Taste again shows too much spice additions, it tastes like a strong witbier. The malt is too heavy and sweet as well. The hops and spices clash on top of that and you pretty much get this disaster of a beer. I don’t think I have been this disappointed in Karbach before, definitely been more hits than misses in their young pupilage as a brewery. Not a fan of the Barn Burner...lighten up the malt, throw away the spice jar and up the wheat percentage....basically scrap this and start over. I hate to dis on a good local brewery, but this beer is not even average for the style.

Serving type: can

03-08-2013 01:15:45 | More by twiggamortis420
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Anvil.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of Belgian yeast notes, as well as a little bit if spice and some biscuit malt. The flavor features a lot of orange and lemon citrus notes, as well as some sugar and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice Texas-made saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 02:26:59 | More by Mora2000
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champ103

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Liberty Station in Houston, TX

A: Pours a dull, but clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head rises with good retention and lace. A cascading amount of bubbles keep rising to the top. Looks very effervescent.
S: Phenolic yeast, peppery spice, and sweet caramel malt.
T: Follows the nose with a huge phenolic yeast flavor. Big peppery spice as well. Phenolic to the point of plastic. Sweet caramel malt in the finish.
M/D: A medium body that is very carbonated. This needs to be cleaner and dry though. The plastic like phenols makes this a bit harder to drink than I would like.

I love what Karback has been doing, but this misses the mark. A Saison should have a distinct yeast character, which this has. Though the plastic phenols are to much and take over.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 00:54:41 | More by champ103
Barn Burner from Karbach Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.