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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

55 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.78%
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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superspak

Michigan

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
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-01-2014 00:13:01 | More by paresis
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-26-2014 22:50:03 | More by Liverocks
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Cook82

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-17-2014 01:50:38 | More by Cook82
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Scott_McCool

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-11-2014 23:38:19 | More by Scott_McCool
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-26-2014 02:41:02 | More by wrightst
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toppoop

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-24-2014 19:58:49 | More by toppoop
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LMH88

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-02-2014 19:38:52 | More by LMH88
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-05-2014 21:15:03 | More by StoutHunter
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-21-2013 02:45:41 | More by tommy5
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-21-2013 01:15:05 | More by brauseboof
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-16-2013 07:18:04 | More by ZachKelly
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-07-2013 19:40:34 | More by dmk91
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-30-2013 03:45:05 | More by Chugs13
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-16-2013 03:46:55 | More by bcsbeer
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amandajclark

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-15-2013 01:49:29 | More by amandajclark
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-29-2013 14:52:41 | More by InspectorBob
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-25-2013 18:14:25 | More by ROGUE16
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-03-2013 03:14:37 | More by hypnotoad1
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-01-2013 20:40:05 | More by Hockey_Fan
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

12oz, Spring '13
Riedel tulip

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
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cozmohollis

Delaware

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
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-12-2013 09:28:23 | More by Dcunicelli
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Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.