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Napoleon Sour Farmhouse Ale - Free Will Brewing Company

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Napoleon Sour Farmhouse Ale
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-02-2012)
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

I picked this 750ml corked and caged offering up for $11.50. How could I pass on a "sour/wild" barrel aged saison aged with grapes. This brew essentially calls my name and in description alone sounds right up my alley and a grand slam waiting to happen. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazy golden copper color almost reddish hinted with a white frothy topping.

The smell is vinous, herbal, floral and lactic. A little earthen oak brings out vanilla sweetness and a touch of bready grain. Overall the nose is very, very inviting, I cant wait to dive in.

The taste is grainy sweet and tannic with mild yeastiness and undeveloped funk. A mild vinous tartness evolves as it warns up but it is a far stretch to even call this tart. All flavors present are excessively mild and diluted.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. The description of this beer is infinitely better than it's execution. Across all fronts but the nose, this seems watered down. What initially seemed like a hell of a bargain (fruited and barrel aged wild saison) ended up being a regrettable purchase.

08-26-2014 13:40:34 | More by stakem
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

07-29-2014 01:13:04 | More by WVbeergeek
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-27-2014 00:48:00 | More by DrBier
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

07-18-2014 21:45:21 | More by shadowyee
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

LOOK: Pours clear straw with white head. Decent clarity, looks like a standard beer.

SME:LL: The nose is pretty big on pungent, noble hops. Slight citrus, bread and straw.

TASTE: A coarse graininess and light sour lemon notes prevail in the flavor. Fairly bitter and sufficiently dry. Leans more on malty sugars than true sourness, other tasters have described this American Wild ale as tame, and that it is. If it was advertised more as a Saison, as it is on this site, it would do better in delivering to style. Light bodied with a low medium carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent beer, and the best I have had from Free Will.

07-18-2014 21:15:26 | More by Stinkypuss
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-04-2014 13:05:09 | More by outoffocus
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-01-2014 20:49:31 | More by Iparedman
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-26-2014 19:38:21 | More by Valentno7
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Arrowhuntr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

06-12-2014 16:06:16 | More by Arrowhuntr
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drew74

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-31-2014 18:58:57 | More by drew74
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-29-2014 02:08:02 | More by Dank26
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tviz33

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-27-2014 03:45:00 | More by tviz33
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-25-2014 18:24:41 | More by salthemonster
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-11-2014 13:15:53 | More by InspectorBob
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-02-2013 17:40:11 | More by orangesol
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

10-27-2013 16:40:36 | More by Slatetank
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

09-21-2013 20:08:22 | More by tobelerone
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-21-2013 18:56:02 | More by blameo
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-14-2013 02:34:20 | More by timjim1327
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-02-2013 11:24:17 | More by ShanePB
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-28-2013 02:44:51 | More by fdig23
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a hazy golden yellow. In my tulip it had a rather tall head which was white and receeded to a thick collar. Some lacing but not much.
Aroma was sour and vinagary. The farmhouse comes after that with wheat malts yeast and a tad bit of funk.
Taste is good. Lemony tartness with a farmhouse sweetness. Drinks thin but good
A pretty good beer I would drink again.

06-22-2013 11:33:59 | More by micromaniac129
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-13-2013 22:06:13 | More by Dreamer
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

06-03-2013 03:08:17 | More by Chugs13
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2013 22:43:52 | More by IPAchris
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Napoleon Sour Farmhouse Ale from Free Will Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.