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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison - Big Sky Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jellopants356 on 02-23-2013)
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Reviews by fizzgig:
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fizzgig

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Light amber, a little hazy, a little bit of sediment swirling at the bottom of the tulip glass.

S: Some kind of grass or hay, not at all what I expected from a saison.

T: Sharp earthy bitterness that lingers but fails to make a point. Somewhat rude given what I expected from a saison. No character or complexity or if there was it was overwhelmed by the sharpness of the bitterness.

M: Thin, lacking the character I expected from the maltier, better examples of saison I've had.

O: Saison in 12oz bottles is a little hard to find so I was looking forward to this. Big letdown. I would not call this a saison but rather an APA and not a very good one at that. Not sure what I'm going to do with the other 5, I really don't want any more. Good this is a limited run.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 05:50:20 | More by fizzgig
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thufflife

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

07-24-2014 17:29:16 | More by thufflife
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: 2" fluffy white head recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Significant carbonation present. Deep golden color and somewhat cloudy, but less than is common with saisons.
Aroma: clove, banana, warm bread dough, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: mostly light, fairly crisp, somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: Hops are more forward than expected and mask the sweeter malt flavors (clove, banana, caramel) somewhat.
Overall: very fine, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:12:37 | More by Foyle
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jzlyo

Iowa

3/5  rDev -6.8%

04-12-2014 21:46:59 | More by jzlyo
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beerforpresident

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

02-16-2014 22:48:11 | More by beerforpresident
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BierJager89

California

4.03/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden with a white head.

N: Nose is fairly typical of a saison. Notes of wheat, orange peel, coriander, cardamom, nutmeg, a tiny bit of Belgian yeast funk, and some fruity Belgian yeast esters.

T: Taste is pretty much the same, cardamom, nutmeg, fruity Belgian yeast esters, funky Belgian yeast, wheat and orange peel.

M: Medium bodied, and smooth for the style.

O: Recommended. This is a solid example of the style. Definitely worth a try, as is anything from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:38:54 | More by BierJager89
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Shy5

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

01-26-2014 06:34:13 | More by Shy5
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +24.2%

01-19-2014 16:44:58 | More by mfl620ks
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beergil

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-27-2013 01:07:45 | More by beergil
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deadliest

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

11-05-2013 18:46:14 | More by deadliest
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arnold931

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

10-22-2013 03:40:33 | More by arnold931
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-20-2013 08:33:56 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-25-2013 02:46:44 | More by Jame515
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-22-2013 19:26:44 | More by powdersoldier
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-11-2013 23:57:33 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-08-2013 20:49:19 | More by Bear1964
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JasonMinck

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-08-2013 11:15:59 | More by JasonMinck
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

09-06-2013 04:56:39 | More by Mervjahn
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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -6.8%

08-24-2013 01:49:58 | More by Jabartheljr
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thebeeler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -6.8%

08-17-2013 23:53:00 | More by thebeeler
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/12/2013. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, grass, banana, bread, wheat, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast ester notes with light malt balance; and good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, wheat, bread, pepper, grass, floral, light bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, clove, pepper, bread, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with a light bready malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and smooth mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison! All around nice balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors; and smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:21:56 | More by superspak
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Beer pours a light, clean golden, creating a big three-finger head of eggshell white fluffiness that takes its time to dissipate. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a rich golden-yellow and cloudy, with a thick column of bubbles flowing up the middle. Wide, delicate broken lace around the sides.

S - Esters of lighter fruit, like ripe pear and cantaloupe, mix with bubblegum. Yeasty, light grain breadiness sits underneath. There's a very subtle spiciness that has a clearing effect on the nose, so the esters are favored along with notes of golden wheat and wild grasses. Nose is rather soft.

T - Light whole grain bread with a touch of dark honey. Some yeastiness mixed in, with hints of banana taffy in the background. A touch of white pepper shows up in the profile in the last half of the glass. Light floral hops appear in the finish for balance.

M - Fizzy and crisp. Nice, tight carbonation that's moderate and refreshing. Light-moderate body that's integrated. Short finish that's clean with just faint echos of the taste profile lingering.

O - A refreshing, enjoyable beer with a relatively straightforward construction. A touch sugar-forward, but light throughout, there are just enough bittering hops to provide good balance and a clean finish, making this a good summertime option.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 07:47:47 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Perfect Pint.

A=Golden Apricot, with typical murkiness; very frothy head.

S=Hint of apricot and cream.

T=Initially, it was very harsh and over the top...taste and drinkability improved as it warmed up...apricot and cream, but also a harshness. Alcohol is evident.

M=Oily/slick feel...not a session beer and a bit hard to drink.

O=I don't particularly care for the style, but this is a decent representation...still, nothing spectacular; worth trying...I received as a gift and wouldn't buy.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:30:48 | More by dhannes
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alexanf

Mississippi

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

07-27-2013 15:45:02 | More by alexanf
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moarmare

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-26-2013 13:44:14 | More by moarmare
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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.