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Rapunzel - Free Will Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 20.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: confer on 07-11-2013)
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3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. For those who may wonder how I got behind, this is a perfect example. I bought it at The Friendly Greek's Bottle Shop, but when I got it home, no picture existed on this site. I then had to get the pic approved, and in the lengthy period that this took to happen, the beer got shuffled into the morass. Now, the pic is approved, but in the interim, the name has changed! Grrr. The pic approval process on here really needs to be streamlined, IMHO.

My pour caused a good deal of head to form, so I backed off almost as soon as I had started. Man, the smell coming off of it was definitely that of a saison! I ended up with two huge, puffy, rocky fingers of eggshell white head that looked like yeast that was ready to be pitched. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose smelled of barnyard funk, mandarin oranges, mown grass and black pepper. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was initially tart and funky, but then I got a very pleasant orange peel sweetness that cut it drastically. I experienced a tangy return of the tartness on the finish. This was a very dry beer! It really had a white wine vinousness, but it was refreshing on a Summer afternoon.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mixed and matched a six pack with this for 10 bucks.

A - Damn big chunks of sediment ahoy yet a 1/2 inch of head that settles slowly with some lacing. Color is an obvious hazy amber brown.
S - Mostly hops and yeasts doesn't smell too dry it's not too bad.
T - Like most of their offerings its not to style it has a a drying hop character, some dry yeast and a sweet finish. It's the best part of this beer!
M - Smooth and light to medium.

Overall for under 2 bucks I didn't expect much but it was a decent hoppy saison. Best beer I had from them so far.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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1.58/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

One of two things is going on here. Either this is the lamest and most ass-backwards attempt at a saison ever, or they mislabeled the beer.

This is a hoppy ale that seems a mix between a pale and a blonde. Absolutely no Belgian ale character to speak of whatsoever. I have no idea what's going in here, but it ain't a saison.

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Rapunzel from Free Will Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.