Classic Saison - Blackberry Farm Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Blackberry Farm Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dbrauneis on 06-19-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 28
Photo of GRG1313
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly cloudy light yellow-orange with nice white head that fades a bit quickly but nice looking while it's there. Nice nose of malt, white bread yeast, and spice aromas with a hint of fruit tones. Taste is much the same with a yeasty light roasted grain with a floral and fruity undertone in the mouth and in the finish. Very easy to drink and really inviting. (371 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.43/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dirty yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a two inch, creamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A very good aroma of citrus, yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian-style yeast, light malt notes, citrus (lemon), and a bit of the saison barnyard funk. A vibrant, focused, complex flavor.

F: A lot of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of the better American examples of a saison. Well made and very enjoyable. (499 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, yeast, and tea flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle. (615 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into tulip glass

A: hazy golden straw nice thick head

S: pilsneresk in nose with some very earthy herbal smell

T: very soft on the palate with almost a hefewezein quality of light bananna but with the some layered malts that keep it from being too sweet

M: softer with a touch of bubbly

O: very well done saison clean flavors nice funkiness with very smooth layered malt and soft bannana flavors (417 characters)

Photo of ragwing82
3.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found in a boutique store in coastal Alabama. Very nice version of the style. Poured beautifully. Favors were classic saison, as per the name, although a bit muted. Enjoyable find. (180 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light honey color body. Lots of off white bubbles stack to achieve a 3 inch head with little effort. Nose is a nice mix of pear, zesty spice and citrus rind. Taste is just perfect for the style. Thyme and slightly un-ripe pear get together well on the flavor profile. Crisp and well carried is the style here. This is a very good saison, the label doesn't lie when it says classic. (385 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quietly nestled inside the recesses of the Smoky Mountains, the Blackberry Farm has carved out not only a fully functioning farm but also a brewery to highlight the sophistication of Belgian beer. Their Classic Saison is just that- classy!

As the ale pours with a creamy golden honey austere, a creamy and dense blanket of foam billows above; each of those bubble popping to reveal a plethora of fruit and spice. Apricot, peach, apple, banana and pear all meet white pepper, clove and perfumy coriander for an aromatic medley that's simply mouth-watering.

Medium sweetness is both biscuity and honey-like with supporting bread crust, caramel and graham cracker. But the sweeter, Belgian pale attributes soon give way in favor for a drier and spicier middle palate. Herbal, hoppy and minty; the fruit flavors seem to remain intact but a bitterness assumes the taste of pepper, fresh-cut grass and faint straw.

With its creamy substrate firmly in place, the taste remains malty but also trends dry. The starchy malts retain the fruit flavor with ease even as the spicy yeast character and hops continue to develop bolder and bolder. A vinous white-wine twang accompanies the evaporative cooling of alcohol for a truly refreshing and complex taste. Fruit and spice dance right along in aftertaste much like the reverence of Fred and Ginger. (1,340 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy to cloudy medium straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some brighter golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two to three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized thin to medium thick cap surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there are moderate aromas of pale malts with moderate to significant amounts of spicy yeast. Additionally there are some hints of black pepper along with light lemon citrus and some almost banana-like notes. There are some light earthy and floral hops aromas towards the finish.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with moderate to strong amounts of yeastiness including some spicy black pepper and clove notes. There is a light to moderate amount of lemon citrus in the middle and some hints of banana in the background. Light amounts of earthy and floral hops towards the finish give this beer a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Effervescent with light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a nice offering from a newer brewery and I was glad to have the option to try it - nice amounts of complexity and a slight twist on the usual flavors/aromas of a saison. I would recommend this is it will pair nicely with many different foods. Refreshing. (1,562 characters)

Classic Saison from Blackberry Farm Brewery
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