Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-14-2014 21:31:45 | More by superspak
3.69/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-12-2013 18:32:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.56/5 rDev -3.3%
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
06-28-2013 22:16:36 | More by brentk56
3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
12oz, Spring '13
A: Pours an orange color. Slightly hazy. Thin layer of bright white head. Leaving some sticky lacing. Collar of bright white.
S: Lots of yeast esters. Spice notes. Clove. A touch of banana. Barnyard hints.
T: Up front, definitely some pepper spice and clove. Lots of yeast.
M: Lighter side medium.
06-27-2013 18:57:59 | More by inlimbo77
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange color. With a good white head. And a ok lace.
Smell: fruity orange, some spiciness
Taste: complexed. First it's sweet and malty then changes to a hop spicy flavor.
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation. Pretty smooth.
Overall: I love how the flavor at the start is totally diffenert from the flavor at the end.
06-20-2013 04:51:54 | More by cozmohollis
Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.