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413 Farmhouse Ale - Big Elm Brewing

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413 Farmhouse Ale
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 21.52%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: madmanjf on 04-01-2013)
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madmanjf

New York

3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-01-2013 01:01:00 | More by madmanjf
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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.

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T - Light papaya, honeydew, banana, very light spice, sweet malt, wheat.
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413 Farmhouse Ale from Big Elm Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.