Farmhouse Summer Ale - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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2.9/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a stunningly clear straw color. The head is a one finger white shade. It doesn't have the best retention, and only leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. Love the clarity, though.
S: The maltiness doesn't provide much - maybe a touch of crackery malt - and the hops used are very earthy in their tones. There really isn't much of anything on the nose, good or bad.
T: Again, there isn't too much here. A touch of wheat and cracker opens things up - and I mean a touch. The feeble malt base allows the hops to shine through, providing some finishing earthy, mildly sour notes. I was skeptical of the farmhouse label (and doubly skeptical when taking its clarity into consideration), but at the end of the day, I do notice a touch of funkiness, if only because it's hop-derived.
M: Certainly, it's a crisp, dry brew, one that's vibrantly carbonated and refreshing. I feel it's not really interesting enough to inspire great drinkability, but it goes down easily enough.
O: I'm not sure where the 'farmhouse' term comes from here - the yeast is way too clean/subdued. As a simple blond ale, though, it's okay. I wouldn't pick it up again, though.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2013 22:28:25 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Farmhouse Summer Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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