Muse Farmhouse Ale - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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80
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193 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with barley, raw wheat and raw oats as per tradition. Hopped with Styrian Goldings for bitter, and Saaz for aroma. Fermented with a very special Belgian yeast strain. No spices; it's all from the yeast.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-01-2007)
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Photo of fastsrt
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured form a bomber in a pint glass

A: hazy golden, bone white head

S: bready malts, belgian yeasts

T: cherry, tartness, this beer is older because there is a small amount of hop character,

M: good carbonation level, sliky smooth feel, this is one has a smooth mouth feel,

D: warm summer day beer for sure this is tasty beer

Photo of lovindahops
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 22oz bomber into my Ithaca Tulip. I'm looking forward to this, as there are not always that many saisons available

A- pours a hazy orange with a frothy off white head that dresses the sides of the glass. The foam is as thick as whipped cream

S- I do like the strong scent of yeast, sweet grapes, and musty scents. It's almost wine like. There is a "zing" of citrus and lemons. I really like this style

T- some apples, pears, prunes... very fruity. There is some warming with the brew that creates some flavor in the brew. Still musty and dry is the primary taste... as well as the saison lift of lemons. The dry grape flavor creates the ties to a wine in my opinion

M- light in the mouth. Also not much for carbonation

D- Muse goes down easy and is very drinkable. The mustisness of the brew doesn't make it the most enjoyable. I know that is the style, however I have had some better saisons than this. I still can slam some bombers of this for spring time mowing. Not bad at all

Photo of beer2day
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy cider gold with 1-finger head. No retention nor lacing. Nice color, though.

Yeast, musky fruit, and rich bread dominate a very strong nose. You pick up the aromas while your face is still severl inches from the glass.

Much sweeter hit than from other Saisons I've tried in the last few months. Pears, cherries, and grapes all there. Only tart in the finish instead of the intense sour I'm used to. Pick up a little sourness at the very end, but tart overshadows.

Feel seems about right. Slighty syrupy.

Easiest to drink of the Saisons in my recent memory. The tart finish really brings this one up in my book.

Photo of bonkers
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. It pours a deep hazy orange with a medium white head. It has a real funk in the smell combined with a lot of spiciness. The flavor is funky, spicy and off somewhat. It has a strange mettallic taste that throughs off the flavor. It is medium in body and a nice sipper. A step down from some other saisons.

Photo of avalon07
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bomber to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head. Not much lacing at all.

S: A thin aroma of wheat, barnyard funk, and a little citrus.

T: Tasted like it smelled. Citrus (lemon especially), wheat, and hops. Not as much of the funk you usually find in saisons. Not nearly as complex as others of the style.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a fairly dry finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

D: This is one of those beers that's OK and drinkable in a pinch, but hardly memorable.

Photo of IPAcraig
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy dark gold. Very slight white head.

Light phenolic herbal aroma. Nice.

Refreshing lemon tea flavor with only the faintess residual sweetness. Finishes sharply bitter.

Low carbonation makes thus one seem more viscous than it actually is.

This would make a fine summer beer. Nothing to go crazy over buy solidly drinkable.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weyerbacher Muse farmhouse ale... 6.2% alcohol.
I've had this one before but got another bottle to review.

A- Pours a hued orange color with a outragously
active one and a quarter inch off white head that stay around for the remainder of the beer.
Leaves excellent rings of sticky lacing on glass.

S- Smell of raw wheat, farmhouse, spicy yeast and alcohol esters upfront. In the backend of this beer notes of possible malts and wheat husk.

T-M- First taste is a zesty funk from the yeast most likely... musky oranges, lemon and sweet malts. The alcohol has a prominent pessence that runs the flavors over the tongue.
Overall danky yeast and light sweetness and mild bitter characteristics. Mouthfeel is medium due to alcoholic taste. Has a very acidic feel with light carbonation as it rolls over the buds.

D- Fairly drinkable and mildly refreshing. I would have again but i'm in no rush to find.

Photo of Goldfish19
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY.

Appearance: Hazy orange with an off-white head that lingers around for a while.

Smell: A light barnyard aroma makes its presence up front. A little more funk would have been nice, but it is still there. It is sweet, malty, and little spicy.

Taste: Very similar to its smell. It is sweet, earthy, and spicy.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy texture.

Drinkability: High.

Overall, this was an enjoyable and interesting experience. If you are into this style, it is worth a try. ~

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle in a 40cl Stella Artois glass.

Appearance: hazy orange amber with a frothy white head, thick lace

Nose: tart and unripe berries, yeasty

Taste: rich and complex, ballanced, yeast, lactic acid tartness, very dry, slight sweetness in the finish, lends to fresh fruit like pear and starfruit as it warms

Mouthfeel: like a very dry champagne, bubbly and very dry

Drinkability: What can I say? This is a great bier that pairs well with oily foods because of the tartness. Its a wonderful bier.

Photo of Minotaur
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I haven't experienced a lot of Farmhouse style Ales so I will just rate it in terms of other ales and Weyerbacher products.

It poured clear and white-golden with a thin and even head into a pint glass.

There was the aroma of grass, slight light fruitiness, and an earthy wood scent.

I think there is a level of complexity here that, while being among my favorite "daily" beers, Weyerbacher sometimes lacks.

I can taste the aforementioned grassy/woodsy notes. Slightly more bitter than expected in a musky grape-fruit kind of way.

There is a level of sweetness midway through the sip - kind of like a natural fruit or honey note. It has a reasonable but not overwhelming amount of alcohol and is quite drinkable. As it warms there is a definite darkening and strengthening in flavor. Its light in the mouth and palate. I had it some months ago along with... several... other beer samples and wasn't very impressed.

Tonight I tried Muse with aptly "rustic" chicken parm sandwich and oven baked steak fry cut potato. It matched well with the food. The saltiness brought out more subtle flavors of wheat, grass, and very "farmhouse" flavors.

I don't taste a particular level of sourness of funk but have gotten a differing opinion from other tasters.

Photo of BetterDarker
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into snifter

A- Cloudy blood orange, bright white head, doesn't last long, nice lacing on the glass

S- Citrus, lots of citrus, some malt, no hops.

T- No surprise of the citrus flavor after the aroma. The taste is of a bitter orange. This is the exact flavor I was going for in my homebrew and I completely muffed it, so I am super impressed. This is a delicious ale, a bit on the sweeter side as the curacao-like flavor is very subtle. Super impressed that this flavor is from the yeast and no spice.

M- Medium bodied, nice tang from the carbonation; very good mouthfeel.

D- This is an easy drinker, a bit sweet, but an all around enjoyable quaff.

Photo of beveritt
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from 1 brown 22 oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. Label shows a goat wearing a hat whilst eating it. No clear freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/2 finger of nearly white foam. This settles to an incomplete layer of foam, centered over the nucleation point. Fair lacing. The beer itself is hazy orange amber. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Very earthy, with notes of tart cherries and oak.

Taste: Slightly tangy wheat upfront, with a little citrus kick. Hints of cherries and strawberries. Mild hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: Fruity and tangy, a nice combination.

Photo of donniecuffs
2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a hazy orange, with a finger of off-white head, but no lacing. The smell was dominated by yeast & biscuit essence; some traces of plum, clove, and allspice. The flavor yielded more traces of spices (including in the finish), but all the while they are dominated by yeastiness and biscuit. Decently carbonated mouthfeel, and medium-bodied. Too much flavor imbalance for me to session this beer.

Photo of number1bum
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Given my enjoyment of saisons and my disdain for Weyerbacher I'm not sure what to expect here. I promise, however, to give it a fair shake...

Pours a hazy darkish golden color with about a finger and a half of off-white head. Keeps a pretty full but thin lace and a rimjob at the edges.

Smells of cereal grains, musty yeast, lots of fruit and fruity esters, especially apple and pear, some clove and dirty spices.

Taste has some light sweetness and musty, earthy flavors, but the yeast dominates this flavor profile and contributes flavors of green apple, pear, clove and must. It's very musty - like a dirty pair of pants left in the damp basement. There is also an accompanying hop bitterness, although not much hop flavor, and all together it just doesn't hit my palate very nicely. It's a bit too grainy, too musty, too much tree fruit esters, too much of the Weyerbacher yeast that I don't really care for. Meh.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very crisply carbonated, somewhat dry iin the finish. Not the smoothest or cleanest beer in the world, but the feel isn't too bad.

My biggest problem with Weyerbacher is that I do not like their yeast strain, and that's the biggest reason I don't care for this beer. Lots of yeast character, but I just don't care for it much. Better than Merry Monks, however.

Photo of LTS
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Belgian glass and it filled to the top with white foamy head. The color was golden and a bit cloudy. On first appearance it was rather appealing.

I suppose I am not sophisticated enough to say there is a farmyard aroma. I smelled the malt and a bit of the spice nose but nothing that reminded me of the farmyards I've visited. Perhaps there are too many cows around here.

Taste is a bit sweet with a slight belgian flavor in the finish. It seems pretty straightforward.

Mouthfeel is a little thick. There is a tendency to seem a bit sweet and malty. I like this. It's there but does not get in the way of the beer.

Drinkability for a single bottle is good. I enjoyed it. However I am not sure I could get much more than a single at a time. I could feel the beer working its magic on me by the end.

Overall it's a decent beer but does not blow me away.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber

A nice cloudy day look with golden sunshine popping through at times with amber hues near sunset. A pretty dark look for a farmhouse ale. A full 2" tight, pillowy head, good retention, nice lace.

the aroma is spicey and herbal with wheat and fresh garden veggies. getle red fruits and tangy pineapple with a hint of chewable children's vitamins.

Wow, intense herbalized flavor of all-spice, zesty wheat with a crispy and light feel, really pretty zippy with a dry peppery efffect. A light veggie hop flavor, pretty subtle. Slight peppercorn and even some mild corriander. the hops provide a soft fruitiness way in the back. Alcohol is slighty sharp and the fruits become tart with a hint of funky belgian yeast but not wicked complex.

Not a bad version of this style but not one of my personal fav's either.

Photo of ImusBeer
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle , 22oz

Pours an orange amber with a light bubbly head that dies quickly. The smell of lemons dominates and the taste of
sour lemon With yeasty undertones. Mouthfeel is good light with a slight bitterness. Drinkability is ok not all that but I'd have another anytime.

Photo of BeerBelcher
2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have greatly enjoyed all the Weyerbacher beers I've had until this one. This beer was drinkable, but really boring. There just wasn't really anything notable about it.

It poured a light orange color with a medium amount of head. Aroma was a little grassy, but pretty faint. Flavor was a touch cardboard-like, a bit cereal-y, and not at all funky nor even really remotely interesting. The cardboardiness may have been due to age, but I bought this bottle at Jungle Jim's, who has a pretty brisk-moving beer section (there was no date code).

Pretty bland and only mildly offensive. It wasn't awful, but I can't come up with a reason to recommend this beer, so I won't.

I picked up a bottle of this at Jungle Jim's in the Cincinnati area.

Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, orange color with a two-finger, off-white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled funky and like a barnyard. Some caramel maltiness, too.

T - It had a sweet fruity flavor, like apricot. Good caramel sweetness with a surprising alcohol taste.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A medium-bodied ale with a slight warm alcohol presence.

D - Great tasting saison that leans toward the sweet side. It is tasty and easy drinking.

Photo of TheNightbird
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Yellow and orange in color, with a long lasting head that switches over into a blanket of coating.

S- Sugar, yeast, fruit and yeast spices.

T- The carbonation hits the tongue, then the taste kicks in. The taste has a lot of yeast and spice, mixed in with a small hint of citrus. The aftertaste is very fruity.

M- Great mouthful, good carbonation and good body.

D- Had a great time drinking.

Photo of McDonald
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- hazy golden yellow. Minimal residual lacing on the edges.
Smell- Good, funky
Taste- Citrusy, peppery, hints of clove and/or wheat.
Mouthfeel- Light but cloying, stays with you.
Drinkablity- Given the abv, this goes down smooth. Not the best Saison I've had, but a good one to give a shot.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great to see this in Georgia. I love Saisons and I'm always happy to try another one. Pours a dark orange with little head. Smells quite spicy, especially given that there are no spices added and all the spice character comes from the yeast. Smells and tastes quite jammy, and a tad sweeter than many Saisons, but there is still a nice citrus sourness, a slight saltiness, and a bit of herbal character that helps balance the sweetness. What it does lack is that nice peppery character that adds a refreshing sharpness to some of the best Saisons. Still, this is pleasant enough and has enough character for me to definitely enjoy drinking this. Underrated I'd say.

Photo of FleeVT
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. brown bottle with no dates.

A: Hazy orange brew with golden edges. Pours a decent 2 finger head that dissipates down to thin covering.

S: A well balanced Saison with sweetness in the form of Granny Smith Apples and melange of spices.

T/M: Moderate to light carbonation with a medium body give this beer some serious character. Apples, oranges, and lots of spices. A bit of coriander, black pepper, and nutmeg.

A nice Saison that does not go over the top like the style tends to.

Photo of callmemickey
2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark orange body, with a minimal head that all but disappears within a few moments. No lacing.

S: Candy orange. Caramel. No Spice. No Funk. No BelgianYeast notes.

T: More of the same. Out of style. But not bad tasting.

M: Smooth. Light to medium body. Good carbonation levels. Lacking any crispness or bite to the finish.

D: Ehh. I'll pass on this most likely.

Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bomber into a Black Hook pilsner glass. Perfect amber in color reminiscent of apple cider with very active carbonation. There is no head retention with no lacing.

S: Sweet malts with a strong alcohol aroma which is surprising given the ABV.

T: Sweet malt flavor with a hint of apple and fruit. There is a slight hop hint when the brew is left on the pallet. Conversely the gulping of this beer allows the beer to pass over the tongue leaving very little flavor less a slightly bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

M/D: This ale is a little thin and leaves a little slickness behind. Overall I find this to be a pleasant summer brew. With the modest ABV I can have a couple and safely mow the grass. I also felt that for the relatively low cost, this is a good beer to keep around for he warm months, I only wish that I could get it in cans.

Muse Farmhouse Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.