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Saison Farmhouse Ale - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Saison Farmhouse AleSaison Farmhouse Ale

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73
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: secondtooth on 05-18-2011)
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jasonkoke

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-08-2014 00:24:39 | More by jasonkoke
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +32%

06-22-2014 05:28:37 | More by Jasoncolliver
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tykechandler

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

06-19-2014 04:09:31 | More by tykechandler
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JMC0054

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-12-2014 23:27:08 | More by JMC0054
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kmm1793

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

01-04-2014 20:57:02 | More by kmm1793
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1%

11-18-2013 00:58:51 | More by MacStinson
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -1%

11-10-2013 03:57:58 | More by swgwilt
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justme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1%

09-06-2013 22:14:18 | More by justme
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MarkQ617

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I thought this wasn't bad. Nice beer for summer with good fruity flavor. Big body, not used to all the fruit from a lot of the saisons/farmhouses I've had. The color is a lighter copper with a restrained head. Mouthfeel was a bit intense, but not so bad considering the style. Give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:22:49 | More by MarkQ617
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -1%

08-06-2013 01:16:36 | More by ADTaber
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spmiller86

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-09-2013 04:51:11 | More by spmiller86
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-14-2013 00:48:08 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

2.99/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours a big, two finger bubbly head. Murky, light orange color. Very nice. 4.0

S - Citrus fruit, almost smells like Blue Moon, slight yeast. Pretty great. 3.75

T - Wheat beer, slight citrus, soap? yeast, very dry finish. eghh 2.75

M - Soapy bubbles, a little too thin, watery. 2.5

Overall - teases you with looks and smell and terribly disappoints.

This is like a soapy cheap wheat beer, not a saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 02:41:42 | More by TastyAdventure
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmmm. Where do people get the recipes for these Belgian style beers? Because so many of them taste the same, and so many of them taste flawed, to put it mildly. This is nowhere near a saison. It's just a Belgian styled ale. Breweries should just stick to styles of beer they are good at and leave things like this alone.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 03:44:49 | More by RblWthACoz
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -1%

10-16-2012 05:16:28 | More by bzach
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy golden-amber, and packed with a walloping, overflowing head of carbonation. Pour with caution (as it seems true for all of BBC's recent 12oz. bottled brews)!

Nose is appropriately fruity, with a touch of spice. Not bad.

Taste is tart and fruity, again with a hint of spice. The excessive carbonation makes this one feel light on the palate, though, so points off for that.

Not a bad brew, but compared to other Belgian-style saisons, this one is quite light and watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 03:49:20 | More by secondtooth
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ESquared

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -34%

09-01-2012 22:59:18 | More by ESquared
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark orange with some yeast particles. Humongous white head that takes forever to die down. Tons of carbonation in this.

Smell is quite fruity with lemon and orange. Maybe a tiny bit of funk but it is barely detectable.

Flavor is very citric and spicy with orange, lemon, coriander and clove, a very tiny bit of tartness. A moderate amount of sweetness before a chalky dryness swoops in and cleans everything up. Finish pretty crisp with some residual sweetness.

Overall, an ok saison but nowhere near its Belgian counterparts. Nice to see a US brewery try the style, though, and it is a decent attempt.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 22:16:40 | More by rangerred
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The_1084


3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-13-2012 23:53:56 | More by The_1084
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-28-2012 02:18:46 | More by Nutwood
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gutbuster

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-13-2012 02:57:34 | More by gutbuster
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donunrue

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-20-2012 05:22:10 | More by donunrue
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-28-2012 05:25:16 | More by lilnicky068
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.7/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a clear, dark gold with a creamy white head.

S: Aromas of apple skin, clove, allspice, and fruity ale yeast are present on the nose.

T: Notes of biscuits, chalk, rotten apples, and minerals wash across the palate. The finish is mercifully short and dry with apple and mineral notes.

M: Very light in body, dry, firm, and chalky. Carbonation is very weak for the style. This feels nothing like an authentic Belgian saison.

O: I'm not sure what BBC was trying to do here, because this is about as far from a real saison as one can get. It is almost as if the guys at BBC decided to brew a saison without ever having tried one. In the end, this beer is a mess. That's about all I can say.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 15:19:29 | More by mrfrancis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very perfumy start and a simplified flavor spread sets this Saison apart from more authentic ones from Belgium. But it's the full flavor and dry body that makes it classic for the style.

pouring an oddly copperish color, the beer's hue seems more akin to Pale Ales than that of pilsner malt dominant Saisons of Belgium. But the heavy streams of carbonation fuel the white creamy and intermitten head cap that retains quite well and laces equally.

Spicy and floral, the nose releases a mix of white pepper notes along with chamomile, honeysuckle, orange marmelade, clove, and allspice. A thin caramel and biscotti scent seems to pull together the scattered aromas but is a bit unusual for the style.

Flavors of caramel however, are not all that prevailant, instead relying on a dry and efferescent malt character to carry the spices and esters that define this saison. Fruity apple, pear, mangos, appricots, white grapes, currants, lemons, and kiwi all seem represented in the estery and hoppy combinations. Lemongrass herbal elements turn to a crisp hoppy bitterness in finish that ushers in a boquet of spice including chamomile, rose pedal, ginger, curacao, white pepper, and clove. Perhaps the spice notes throw the balance too far off, especially with the terse underpinning of rustic Belgian yeast-flavored charm.

Medium to start, the bubby body tampers a bit at mid palate and allows for the bone dry crispness and high attenuation to celebrate the finish. But a thin linger of sweetness (caramel) governs the peppery finish and aftertaste just a bit too far.

In all reality, this beer exhibits some spicy/fruity interplay that's expected in true Saisons. But the lack of depth severely limits the beer. Seemingly spice additions are utilized to substitute for the complex yeast character and detracts from the beer even further. The carmelized pilsner malts seem to give a Pale Ale character that's misplaced. It doesn't mean that this is a bad beer; it just means that it doesn't compare favorably with more authentic Saisons of Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 06:38:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Saison Farmhouse Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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