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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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KC9LDB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

05-14-2013 20:21:04 | More by KC9LDB
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neckbeered

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

06-09-2013 15:45:15 | More by neckbeered
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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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moarmare

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

07-26-2013 13:44:14 | More by moarmare
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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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confer

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

06-10-2013 22:21:20 | More by confer
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Jameswoody

Montana

2/5  rDev -37.9%

07-01-2013 03:46:24 | More by Jameswoody
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +24.2%

04-21-2013 12:06:18 | More by Tracker83
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coldriver

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

03-29-2013 18:31:26 | More by coldriver
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

04-28-2013 04:50:52 | More by ReeseMax3
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fivetime

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-08-2013 05:45:16 | More by fivetime
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capnamerica

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-25-2013 16:04:09 | More by capnamerica
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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.66/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Heavy carbonation off of the pour. Eggshell white foam. Light golden in color and it you get plenty of light coming through. I get some of the Saison yeast in the aroma,but it is quickly followed by a bit of corn. Adjuncts in a Saison = not cool. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. I don't get the trademark slickness of the Saison yeast. I actually get almost a faint bit of a flavor that is similar to coriander and it is pretty strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 01:24:12 | More by Franziskaner
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dlello2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.2%

05-07-2013 22:05:16 | More by dlello2
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +24.2%

04-11-2013 09:21:06 | More by grubefresh
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-09-2013 23:04:22 | More by Ted
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +24.2%

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

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow color with a decent sized white head that stays around for a time.

Smells like hay, freshly mowed grass, and a hint of citrus.

Citrus starts out strong at first, then gets a bit grassy and finishes with a strong hops note. Leave a bit of lingering bitterness.

Feel is ok, can really feel the carbonation on the tongue.

Not a bad beer, but seems to not be very coherent. It could use a bit more balance and complexity to it, while refreshing, has a bit of an odd flavor note that keeps it from being one of the better examples of the style. I mainly bought this because i like the packaging and the label, but not one I'll be likely to have much more of in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 23:11:48 | More by Vixie
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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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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Colorado

3.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison is the newest limited release from Big Sky Brewing out of Missoula, Montana. This hazy brew pours a pale gold. An inch of white head provides spotty lace but is fairly well retained. Aromas of wheat, grain, some pepper and Belgian yeast fill the nose. On the palate, sweet malt and wheat flavors dominate with light peppery and yeasty flavors playing a minor role. Lighter in body, this Farmhouse Saison provides a good level of carbonation. While it falls away from the historical aspects of the style, Brush Tail offers a refreshing new take on a Farmhouse Saision.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:54:37 | More by phishsihq
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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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pascilla

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-20-2013 04:25:57 | More by pascilla
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 18:14:20 | More by rjcoy06
Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.