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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison - Big Sky Brewing Company

Brush Tail Farmhouse SaisonBrush Tail Farmhouse Saison

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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.59%


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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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Sark

Montana

3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pale yellow amber with a slight haze, finger and a half of eggshell white head

Smell- the glass doesn't even have to be close by to note the strong yeasty scent, definite Belgian-style spicy esters coming from the glass

Taste- light malt mild sweetness with spicy notes of clove and allspice. Breads and grains are prominent

Mouthfeel- light bodied, a little watery, smooth

Overall- Saison for the spring, the strength is in the aroma while the taste is just a tad too light for it to be a solo beer

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 05:23:05 | More by Sark
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AndyP612

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into pint.

A- Cloudy light golden ale.

S-Bread, Malt, very little yeast. Light pear presence.

T- Very light very crisp. High carbonation. Light yeast. Fruit aspect some light berry yet bitter berry to the tongue.

M- Effervescent. Light to medium mouth feel. Quickly dissipated on the tongue.

O- Thirst quenching; the nose follows the body. Very well balanced. Fruit with malt finish. I love how clean the finish is on this ale. Very dry after finish. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 05:13:54 | More by AndyP612
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Jellopants356

Montana

4.21/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light honey with noticeable lacing from a 2-finger thick cream head. Smells of fruit and wheat. Light honey also on the nose. Definitely a strong body of wheat with some fruit notes and a more bitter finish. Also, some hops are detected but mostly it's the tart body. The mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Overall a good Saison and something i could drink again, though i doubt that they will brew it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 04:03:32 | More by Jellopants356
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fizzgig

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -39.8%
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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robby23

Iowa

3.01/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Averwo

Iowa

3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.