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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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61 Ratings

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
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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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

hypnotoad1, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hockey_Fan, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
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

brentk56, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

inlimbo77, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of cozmohollis
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

cozmohollis, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Dcunicelli, Jun 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Rhettroactive, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.5%

El_Flippo, Jan 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

fehrminator, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of deaconoflove
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.
Good stuff!

deaconoflove, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of sweethome
4.23/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

sweethome, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Auror
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Auror, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

jaasen64, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

larryi86, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DaveHack, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dtx00, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

thebouch01, Jul 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Liz8646, Jul 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Jason, Jul 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Metz, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

briandaube, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

THECPJ, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

zonker17, May 30, 2012
Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.