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Barn Burner - Karbach Brewing Co.

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 06-12-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

spycow, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Texasfan549, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

kjkinsey, Jun 12, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Mora2000, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

mothman, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dmorgan310, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Zaphog, Feb 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

ShanePB, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

drummermattie02, Mar 07, 2013
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2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

twiggamortis420, Mar 08, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

champ103, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Gagnonsux, Mar 04, 2013
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cdwil, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

AlexFields, Apr 11, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

ehammond1, Jun 21, 2013
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Barn Burner from Karbach Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.