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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison - Big Sky Brewing Company

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Brush Tail Farmhouse SaisonBrush Tail Farmhouse Saison

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BA SCORE
75
okay

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jellopants356 on 02-23-2013)
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Photo of KBomb
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mostly clear medium-gold body, nice frothy head leaving noteworthy lacing.

Lovely aroma. The yeast yields banana, pear, and pepper layered upon doughy bread.

Taste falls short. A little biscuity sweetness, followed by something kind of dirty and bitter. The little sour and funk tastes muted and almost bitter themselves. Brushtail is lacking the finer flavors of a traditional saison.

Not as dry and crisp as one would expect from a light bodied farmhouse ale.

What seemed promising at first in appearance and smell ended up falling short in taste and mouthfeel. As more brewers are churning out more saisons, I don't feel the motivation to seek this one out again.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a pillowy white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus peel and grainy sweetness with a little spice.

Tastes of the grains first with a bit of citrus and spice over top. Leads off with grainy sweetness and a bit of bread to it. Citrus hops come through as well as some earthy spiciness. A touch of clove and pepper comes in the end with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is decent, but I probably won't pick up any more.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$7.20 for a 6'er of this at WinCo of all places... Great deal! Pours into my HotD goblet with a 2 finger white head.. nice retention, but only splotchy lacing... the brew is hazed straw golden.

The aromas are only okay in the traditional saison realm.. grainy/wheat malt presence.. I guess some minor peppery phenols, but no real fruity esters.. seems too malt dominant for a "saison". Could use any sort of Belgian esters.

Very grainy on the palate.. not as dry on the palate as expected for the style.. light yeasty peppery quality.. perhaps some minor clove and even some bandaid. Wheat malt lays down a minor (very minor) tartness, but there is no yeasty sour notes to speak of.

Body is thick for a saison.. the residual malts left on the palate accentuate this... and the carbonation isn't really that good either.

Despite all my above negatives, I see what the good folks at Big Sky were trying to accomplish and I would suggest a very different yeast.

But for what this is, it is very, very refreshing and unlike anything the other breweries have in the cooler right now.... I will certainly buy it again... This should have been released in late spring.. Late night fire-pit parties, afternoon yard-work, and camping/fishing/hot-springing with an interesting/individual brew.

Decent... I see the bones; but this should have been more adventurous and it would have been great (especially in a 6-pack).

3.75/3.25/3.25/3.25/3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle code is 060131 061914, or something fairly close.

Pours clear yellow until the last bit of the bottle is poured in, when it becomes pretty hazy. Head is huge, almost disastrous, to the point where I couldn't pour the whole 12oz bottle into the pint glass. Head fades into huge peaks and valleys. Smell is apples and spicy, with lemons.

Taste is a bit of a letdown after the smell. Strange bitterness, dirty dishwater, a little bit of the apple and almost no tartness or sour.

Mouthfeel is thin and slick. Overall, it’s a decent beer.

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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.