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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mattyice4 on 03-15-2014)
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babaracas

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a clear medium orange, thin soapy white head fades quickly. A few dots of lace on the glass. Smell: nectarine, soft pear, spicy, mildly grainy, sweet. Taste: sugary, boozy. Too much of each. Peach, pear, clove, vanilla, pepper, herbal note. Baby brett-ish. Nicely carbonated but an overly sticky, sugary finish. All of the flavors are fine, but they don't stand out with the (since it's SweetWater I assume this is on purpose) "amped up" sweetness. Not too far off from being worthwhile... I mean if the hopping and time with brett were also dialed up and it was labeled a double brett ipa then we have a different outcome.

04-29-2014 02:07:12 | More by babaracas
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17th Anniversary Saison Farmhouse Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.