1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Gigi’s Farmhouse AleGigi’s Farmhouse Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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)
View: Beers (29) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 22:16:36 | More by brentk56
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-07-2012 20:12:49 | More by nmann08
Photo of Phyl21ca
Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty light amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt ester and some solid Belgian floral malt is quite interesting. Taste is a good mix between some rustic ester with some floral Belgian malt and a light spicy yeast finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nicely brewed and something I quite enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 15:20:56 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-12-2012 01:56:20 | More by Jason
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 14:52:41 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see this at the store the other day.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color, rather dark for a saison, with a large, billowy, white head on top. Pretty good retention, last for most of the time it took to drink my glass. Lacing forms briefly when the beer hits the sides, but is gone rather quickly.

S: A good amount going on here, some pepper, clove, and banana, but there is a really strong floral/citrus hop presence as well. A little bit of bready malt.

T: Some more banana and a little white pepper, there is a little bit of hay/straw. The floral component in the aroma, not very present in the flavor profile. Some biscuit/bready malt comes through as well.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight warming from the abv, but not hot when drinking it.

O: A pretty good saison. Happy to see Dominion branching out, and look forward to what they come out with next.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 02:11:46 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2012 20:16:51 | More by THECPJ
Photo of Rhettroactive
Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-16-2013 21:32:01 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of ROGUE16
ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-25-2013 18:14:25 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-26-2014 02:41:02 | More by wrightst
Photo of Hanzo
Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-06-2012 11:51:55 | More by Hanzo
Photo of tommy5
tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-21-2013 02:45:41 | More by tommy5
Photo of BeerAdvocate
BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 18:32:41 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of Chugs13
Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-30-2013 03:45:05 | More by Chugs13
Photo of StoutHunter
StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-05-2014 21:15:03 | More by StoutHunter
Photo of 2dogbrew
2dogbrew

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-13-2012 00:38:21 | More by 2dogbrew
Photo of inlimbo77
inlimbo77

Delaware

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 18:57:59 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of zonker17
zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-30-2012 01:04:13 | More by zonker17
Photo of jaasen64
jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-26-2012 18:53:19 | More by jaasen64
Photo of goblue3509
goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-16-2012 18:38:47 | More by goblue3509
Photo of LambicKing
LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

05-06-2012 02:29:47 | More by LambicKing
Photo of DaveHack
DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-10-2012 23:32:34 | More by DaveHack
Photo of bcsbeer
bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-16-2013 03:46:55 | More by bcsbeer
Photo of thebouch01
thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-22-2012 00:37:16 | More by thebouch01
Photo of Auror
Auror

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-29-2012 03:54:28 | More by Auror
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.