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413 Farmhouse Ale - Big Elm Brewing

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413 Farmhouse Ale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Elm Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: madmanjf on 04-01-2013

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 8
Photo of DudMan
4.05/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More cream ale than saison but great flavor. Really enjoyed this...twice!

Photo of sjones5045
3.96/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Home 4/3/15

Bought in CT. Look is very plain and a little cloudy. The smell is unremarkable. The taste is creamy and a tiny bit of spice. Found it to be incredibly smooth and no after taste. Great summer crusher beer.

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the first beer I tried out of this company when they first opened their doors. I have to say that this is up there with some of my favorite beers out of that area. Smooth, crisp, and refreshing.

Photo of Abra
4.43/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep golden yellow with aromas of wheat and a subtle blend of earthy spice.

Taste begins with a subtle, yet complex mix of spicy, earthy tones...definitely picking up the chamomile/lemon zest. The pink peppercorn lends a beautiful "peppery" bite that carries through the finish and is well balanced and complemented by a touch of honey in the background. The wheat comes in about halfway through and lingers with the zesty peppercorn well after the finish.

This is really quite phenomenal. I haven't had a beer that combines these different aspects and my reaction after trying it for the first time was "wow!".

Overall, a beautifully blended beer that is unique and interesting and being a local brew, I can't help but love it even more.

Blows Ommegang's saison out of the water (Sorry Ommegang!! I love you though!!)

Photo of Brewsephus
1.6/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured from a can into a shaker pint.

A- Ruddy brown with hints of red, very cloudy.

S-Apple cider, allspice, wet wood.

T-Straight apple juice, finished with cinnamon stick.

M- Thin, lightly carbonated.

O- In a blind tasting this is identical to most ciders. Motts Apple juice which finishes and leaves you with cinnamon and allspice. Nothing even close to "farmhouse" in this beer. Maybe they brewed this in a farmhouse, because it tastes like it came from an orchard. Very misleading label, unsatisfactory product, would not buy again and would discourage other from trying. Not worth the money.

Photo of Omnium
3.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can > Pint Glass

A - Clear gold half a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - No real strong aroma, light pepper, banana, melon, cantaloup.
T - Light papaya, honeydew, banana, very light spice, sweet malt, wheat.
M - Light clean, sessionable.
O - Decent for a session ale, not particularly the most accurate farmhouse, much more close to a blonde.

Photo of ODBRIP
2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from can into glass. No head. Light carbonation. Tasted mildly skunky, not sure if its actually skunked, I think the yeast is just out of control. I wouldn't buy this again. Word word word Word word word Word word word Word word word Word word word

Photo of madmanjf
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

AROMA: Sweet Malt, Melon

APPEARANCE: Golden, Clear, Thick dissipating head

TASTE: Aroma flavors follow-through here. Expected alcohol and peppery notes aren't prevalent up front. Instead, a delicate sweetness from the malt is immediately apparent followed by notes of Cantaloupe and/or Honey Dew melon and some pear. Bittering is fairly low, with hop flavor appropriately low

MOUTHFEEL: Low Carbonation, mild slickness, delicate lingering warmth in the finish

OVERALL: In my mind, falls somewhere between a Blond and a Farmhouse but closer to the Farmhouse. It's quite drinkable and approachable. It the summer months, the flavors and low warmth will probably make this more enjoyable than other examples within the style.

Available in 750ml bottles and cans at the brewery.

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413 Farmhouse Ale from Big Elm Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.