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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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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
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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bsp77

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +16.1%

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.

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

Montana

1/5  rDev -68.9%

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

Panama

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-29-2013 03:57:46 | More by dmorgan310
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jklecko2

California

3/5  rDev -6.8%

05-28-2013 21:10:42 | More by jklecko2
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-27-2013 03:47:57 | More by lakersfan16
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3/5  rDev -6.8%

05-22-2013 19:31:19 | More by DeekNayvuz
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -25.5%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Been a while since a new Big Sky beer has crossed my lips, so I'm looking forward to this guy. It pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, light Belgian yeast, light orange peel, and a bit of corn on the back end. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a heaping helping of funky lemon rind and a bit of old clove. The result is a highly objectionable flavor combination that my tongue wishes it could escape. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this beer just plain missed the mark on several occasions. Bummer through and through.

05-22-2013 03:21:41 | More by TMoney2591
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-21-2013 18:55:37 | More by Rayek
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KBomb

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

05-21-2013 01:25:03 | More by KBomb
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redleg64

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-20-2013 02:35:20 | More by redleg64
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6.8%

05-18-2013 15:06:40 | More by Whiskeydeez
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bmosh99

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

05-16-2013 23:27:07 | More by bmosh99
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

05-16-2013 03:05:25 | More by Zachtheporter
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-15-2013 22:18:03 | More by Eric908
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Kerfluffel

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

05-15-2013 17:17:30 | More by Kerfluffel
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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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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

05-13-2013 02:35:29 | More by enelson
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2013 18:14:20 | More by rjcoy06
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.93/5  rDev -9%

12oz bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a hazed yellow-gold colour, with a frothy head of white that stays around quite persistently with large-bubbled foam. Lacing is patchy, but decent where it forms. Body is light, with the haze giving it a suggestion that it's thicker than it is. Overall, it looks pretty decent.

Nose is earthy and rustic, ostensibly, but picks up a big vulcanised rubber character which gives it a pungent overtone that's not altogether pleasant. Under this are sub-characters of honey, wheat germ and a little lemon. There are some characteristic earthy, funky and slightly sweaty tones, but they're not altogether there as a whole package.

Taste is similar, or worse. Things start out ok, with a mild, slightly peppery tone above some neutral malt, but this devolves rapidly into a big upswell of bread-yeast and white corn flavours. These overpower the beer, leaving a powdery dryness in the mouth, and providing an unappetising residual character on the palate. After a while, they get muted a little bit (or I just get used to them), meaning some other flavours come through: oddly I get lavender and cork. It's just not very appealing, although the bizarreness has some esoteric appeal.

Feel is light and prickly.

Overall, I can't really endorse this: I find it either unpleasant or weird, and certainly not a good Saison. The characters are off-kilter, the flavour is unpleasant and the aroma is disconcerting at least. At least it's interesting.

05-11-2013 00:35:15 | More by lacqueredmouse
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

05-10-2013 10:16:05 | More by bigbeers84
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-09-2013 03:49:40 | More by Texasfan549
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dlello2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.2%

05-07-2013 22:05:16 | More by dlello2
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.54/5  rDev +9.9%

Dark gold with a dense white head that leaves behind a few rings of lace. The body is just slightly hazy thanks to the bottle conditioning. All the standard saison notes make an appearance but not one particularly jumps out - spicy pepper and clove, lemon, faint banana, grassy bitterness, along with a slightly off-putting herbal astringency. Malt gives support with some honey sweetness and crackery base.

A sub 6% saison in six packs is appealing to me (see Prairie Standard). Brush Tail is a solid attempt, but the lingering harsh herbal note and it's "generic" saison profile is holding this one back.

05-06-2013 04:19:49 | More by bump8628
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-05-2013 23:37:27 | More by Cramerican
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tito42

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by 06/19/2013.

A: Cloudy and straw in color with golden hues. Thick, foamy, slightly lemon head. Active carbonation.

S: Wheat, bubble gum, coriander, pepper. Slight scent of earthy hops.

T: Wheat, lemon peel, grapefruit, coriander, white pepper, earthy hops.

M: Light-bodied but slightly creamy, with a slightly bitter and dry finish. Very easy drinking.

O: Not a bad beer at all. Pleasant to look at and solid all around, but pretty basic and doesn't delve into the depth possible in this style. Almost more like a spiced wheat beer than a true saison.

05-03-2013 05:18:20 | More by tito42
Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.