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Rapunzel - Free Will Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 30
Avg: 3.13
pDev: 23.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: confer on 07-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 30
Photo of RblWthACoz
1.58/5  rDev -49.5%
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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Photo of woodychandler
3.72/5  rDev +18.8%
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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Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
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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Photo of mvanaskie13
2.79/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass: color is copper, opaque, off white head that has been huge on some pours and moderate on others, mixture of bubbles sizes and distribution, small lacing. Color is just not that of a saison to me.

Smell is where I'm not sure where this beer has headed, if it is a saison: light funk, but than cloying sweetness and bad hop aromas, i.e. vegetal.

Taste is also off, flavor is sweeter, light cloying presence, caramel notes, no saison like funk, strange off hop flavors with poor presence.

Mouthfeel is average, a bit drying like a saison, but the lingering sweetness is stronger and more dominant.

Overall, this could be out of freshness, but even still a stronger saison should keep moderately similar flavors, i think a poorly fermented batch created a sweeter like saison with the hop presence creating off notes.

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Photo of confer
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold color with a very active pure white head.
Smell is a of a spicy saison with a distinct hop aroma as well.
Taste is more of the smell. Not overdone with the spices, just enough to lead things off and into a hoppy bitterness in the finish.
The bitterness really coats your mouth and lingers.
Overall a good saison.
The website says that this beer is brewed in Jan/Feb but I just found it in July, It is definitely a summer beer.

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Rapunzel from Free Will Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.