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Barn Burner - Karbach Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Barn BurnerBarn Burner

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 193
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 06-12-2012

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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
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2.66/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ARoman
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a shaker. There's an aroma that's bright lemon zest with some some graham cracker notes hiding underneath, some light egg drop soup notes, and a light herb (coriander). The beer is just slightly hazy with a straw hue and a dense foam, white head that mostly disappears, leaving only a light retention and lace. The taste is a bit north of medium sweet with a complimentary, medium light bitter. The beer is soft with a foamy and spritzy carbonation, an oily texture, and a medium light body flavored by bread, lemon, and some tropical notes with a crisp, clean finish of clean lemon and coriander along with a hint of graham cracker and bitter citrus. The aftertaste is short and the beer is quite clean and refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ehammond1
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of valkyre65
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Sara24
4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, delicious, calming saison from Texas.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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Barn Burner from Karbach Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.