Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +17.3%
Beautiful pour into a Victory tulip glass...love those little tulips. Nice large frothy head, even though chilled to fridge temps. Held the head for a good while, but it's gone now w/ no lace.
Aroma is fascinating and fabulous...sweet but tart candy, candied fruit, citrus.
Taste is sweet with some clove and it tastes like the best Jolly Rancher candy ever. A beer lovers candy ddrink although it's not sticky sweet at all.
It's over carbed I think and feels it.
Over all, I am really looking forward to the other 18 ounces in the bottle.
12-16-2012 23:41:04 | More by deaconoflove
4.23/5 rDev +15.9%
Bomber type bottle.
Pour is orange amber with a hard, frothy head. Very effevescent. It dissipated rather quickly. Nose of apples, barnyard and yeast. Over-ripe apples.
Carbonic feel on entry, spritzy, full maltiness. Flavors of fresh cut apples, hint of cinammon, complex yeast flavors. More of french farmhouse style. A mix of Bier de Garde and Saison. I love the look, feel and flavor of this beer. Goes in it's own direction at times, but firmly following the style still.
Very well done. I'd like more americna breweries to take up the nuance of this style which Dominion has done with the rocky, hard carbonation and yeast which provides a bit of complexity.
08-31-2012 23:04:34 | More by sweethome
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
08-15-2012 15:20:56 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +9.6%
22 oz dated 2/12 poured into a tulip
A- A hazy/murky orange color with a three finger white head.
S- Green apple, musty funk, cloves, pepper.
T- Tart light fruits upfront, mainly apple, cloves, some funk, some earthiness and pepper in the finish.
M- Smooth, medium body, lots of carbonation.
O- Not a bad Saison at all, definitely when it is only $5 a bottle. I will probably be picking up an other bottle to age. Love the tart apples really make this beer what it is.
08-14-2012 23:52:53 | More by larryi86
District of Columbia
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
Pours a pillowy white head colored cloudy unfiltered gold. Nice coloring for the style. The nose was faint (could be due to the 22 oz glassware) but nice and the taste was light and fruity with notes of hay and grain. At 7.2% its pretty smooth and not as "hot" as some saisons, the alcohol is not noticeable at all. Overall, a nice refreshing beer and a decent tip of the hat to the Farmhouse style. I'd like to try this again using different glassware and pair with some nice country pate and some mild creamy cheeses. At about $4.99 a bomber, it will be easy to have several taste tests. It's nice to see Old Dominion mixing it up again.
05-29-2012 00:45:26 | More by Jaynuze
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
22 ounce bottle with a bottling date of: Feb '12
easy pour into a 22oz glass.
A - 3 fingers of rapidly forming micro bubbled head that leaves moderate lacing. Color is a hazy burnt orange giving a darker look than most Saisons.
S - strong yeasty belgian esters, pepper, and cloves with a very slight floral grassy background.
T - as with the smell the esters and pepper are strong and biting. A mild malty sweetness permeates the spicy flavors. I only taste a small amount of hops despite the recent bottling of this one, but the peppery spices give a good bittering. I would like more earthy grass flavor.
M - fairly heavy for a saison but with good carbonation. Leaves a slight tingly drying sensation throughout the mouth and throat.
D - a slow drinker that should be experienced throughout the temperature range as it does tend torwards fruity and malty when warmwer.
This might lean torwards the darker side of Saisons as it lacks the spritzy feel of the typical Saison and has a darker color and more malty feel/taste.
Overall I'm glad I gave this Dominion brew a try and would enjoy it a second time.
04-28-2012 23:36:51 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
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