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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
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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 0
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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snaotheus

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 03:58:43 | More by snaotheus
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sloelco

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-18-2013 05:43:59 | More by sloelco
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soju6

Missouri

3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thick head that fades very slowly to plenty of lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus, fruit, spice and what seems to be banana.

T: Taste of citrus, fruit some banana, spices and some bread. Mild bitterness blended with tart. Fairly dry finish.

F: Medium body with ample carbonation.

O: Decent beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 15:11:48 | More by soju6
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fizzgig

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -39.6%
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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Averwo

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a nice dark golden color with a 3 finger head. Very frothy.

Smell is very hefe like. With lots of banana and grass.

I've never drank a Saison before so I wasn't sure what to expect. Taste is very spicy and peppery. Very strange complex after taste of spices and a little apple peal. Not very fun to drink. Nothing to offensive though.

Mouth feel is very watery. Not very smooth with it's weird after taste.

Probably won't be picking this up again. Would like to try more Saisons to see what the differences are.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 02:07:54 | More by Averwo
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy golden with a massive white head. Smells like musty , earthy barns. Taste begins with a big pepper flavor. After that is some lemon, then wheat grain, and a tart, dry, citrus rind finish. Mouth feel is pretty good. Overall quite a good Saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 22:18:45 | More by tronester
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Jameswoody

Montana

2/5  rDev -38.1%

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

Washington

2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Flagstaff Brewing Company. Color is a golden amber in the pint shaker, but not much of a head. The carbonation is pretty faint. There is a modest but decent aroma of roast malt with a hint of yeast.

The body is fairly thin but with a surprising malty mouthfeel. The main flaw is a plasticky taste. Overall this is very dry, though not with the Belgian flavors where the sweetness transforms itself into a dry finish. This is just very plain, with a browned biscuit taste dominating. I don't even taste anything like fruit, it just has the dry scrape with a little graininess. There are so many interesting Saisons from all over this is just not in the running.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 04:43:06 | More by mactrail
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irongator

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-26-2013 01:29:54 | More by irongator
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capnamerica

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-20-2013 04:25:57 | More by pascilla
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-20-2013 01:22:59 | More by jera1350
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

2.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a big, billowing cap of foam. The aroma presents some decent grain aroma with a background of citrus. However, together with this, is a lingering off component, tending toward something like sourish vegetation---something that should be earthy has went awry. It's light on the palate as it should be, but the flavor profile follows the nose with some curious sourish notes. The sweetness of the grain brings some positive components, but it isn't enough to rescue the flaws. Something went off the rails while brewing this, which is a surprise, since the breweries year-round offerings are very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:28:55 | More by BeardedBoffin
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robby23

Iowa

3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a light yellow color. Nice small form head very little lacing. It has a very strong citrus and hay smell great for summer. Mouthfeel was almost non-existent, the only flaw that bother me was the tast was incoherant for me. For only $6 dollars this was a decent beer great for hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 20:42:44 | More by robby23
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CUBeerBuff

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-11-2013 23:17:30 | More by CUBeerBuff
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lionnusmb

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-11-2013 02:00:53 | More by lionnusmb
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confer

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

06-10-2013 22:16:54 | More by TNGabe
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Ted

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

06-02-2013 23:20:42 | More by Kerrie
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Vixie

Illinois

3.14/5  rDev -2.8%
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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bsp77

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy honey with thick, bubbly white head.

Smell: Earthy aroma, with dried out banana, clove, citrus and white pepper.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma, with the same mix of flavors. Pretty tasty, but the finish is sharp in an odd way.

Feel: Light body, moderately high carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: Much better than the average in my opinion. It seems that the lower abv Saisons usually get lower scores.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 21:43:18 | More by bsp77
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elglueckert

Montana

1/5  rDev -69%

05-30-2013 00:08:06 | More by elglueckert
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-29-2013 03:57:46 | More by dmorgan310
Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.