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Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Gigi’s Farmhouse AleGigi’s Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdaschaf on 03-24-2012)
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12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice saison. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 14, 2014
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brauseboof, Dec 21, 2013
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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Hazed amber, great head retention

SMELL: Peppery, estery, dragonfruit, creamy, yeast, dried grass, herbal

TASTE: Intensely crisp, spicy, alcohol, slightly buttery, earthy, herbal, nutty yeast, grassy, ripe exotic fruit, parsley, shortbread, faint medicinal; slick, drying finish

So very raw—not lacking in maturity, but more just raw, and it works. It’s not as traditional, more of a modern version here. The aggressive esters do take a toll on this one being drinkable, so you’re better off sharing the bottle between a few people. A lot more fun for tastings and food pairings than on its own.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a massive head (and what is left in the bomber spumes out like a volcano); plenty of lacing action is left behind on the side of the tulip

Smell: Green apple, clove and cinnamon (smells like a mulled cider, almost) with toffee sweetness, underneath

Taste: CIdery flavors, up front, with the apple, clove and cinnamon leading the way; developing toffee sweetness in mid-palate; peppery spice and cardamom adds another dimension, after the swallow, but leaves the beer spice dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high carbonation; slightly boozy

Overall: Rather unbalanced, with spices all over the place, and overly sweet

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jun 28, 2013
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Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.