Farmhouse Pale Ale
Bullfrog Brewery

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Pale Ale - Belgian
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4.01 | pDev: 8.73%
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Slightly hazed orange copper with a thin off-white head that left spotty lace.

S-Nice pop of spicy hops and yeast with an added light floral addition and a bit of biscuit sweetness.

T-Even more bite on the palate than the aroma is in the nose. Very spicy flavour has an added zing from bitter citrus rind. Pepper and floralness in the background and ends with a tart, dry finish.

M-Medium-light bodied very sharp and dry with long lingering spicy bite.

D-I had the choice of two other pale ales on this day, summer session and lil slugger being the others, and I am glad I choose this one. I am sure the others are fine but this brew is right up my alley! A tasty, spicy bomb!

Sep 09, 2009
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap on 29-Jul-10 at the brewpub.

A: The pale ale is a brown orange melange, opaque but seemingly glowing. The opacity makes the ale look thick and meaty. No head accompanied the ale, nothing more to say.

S: The nose is a treat. Fresh Belgian yeasty scents and pale sugars are in abundance, as is a lemony citric sweetness. That citric flavor is the dominant aspect of the nose, a sourball that isn't sour. A very spice start to the ale!

T: The pale ale is very rustic, it has a streak of mustiness running right through it (this mustiness belows here). The candi sugars lend the ale a sweet flavor, fruity and sugary at once. Despite the sweet body, I find the ale to be dry/ An earthy hop flavor in the finish puts a bow on the spiciness, a fitting end. The lemon that is so strong in the nose isn't as dominant here, but the citric flavors are evident. While it's technically not a saison, its flavor profile sure fits in well. That makes this another winning saison from Bullfrog. I never get tired of typing that.

M: The musty brightness accentuates the yeast and the candi sugars, lending some grittiness to the ale. From the citric start to the hoppy finish, I was on edge. Well done.

D: My notes say 'Brilliant'. I'll leave it at that.

Aug 02, 2010
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to carlos(JC) for sharing this growler. Poured chilled into my DFH shaped pint.
A - 3.5 S - 4 T-3.5 M -3.5 D -3
A - A dark hazed apple cider appearance, a quick dropping head of snowy white that becomes a ring. The head revives and dissapears when swirled.

S - A phenolic aroma w/ mild peppery hints and subtle fruit w a gentle tropical accent and mellow biscuit malt scent

M - A light tart accent w/ a spicy and light toasted texture. Mild alcohol and yeasty dry finish w/ subtle astringent notes

T - A mild pineapple mellow note w/ a dark sugar and pepper hint w/ mild stone fruit and dark red apple notes . A really herbal taste that turns bitter in the hop flavor w/ spice of yeast coming forward as it warms. The malt has a little sweetness and mirrors the herbal spice and has a lot of biscuit notes which linger and gives a gentle caramel edge. The piney phenolic blend borders on medicinal toward the end.

D - A very different pale, a bit too much spice and the hops compete making it seem disjointed, but still fairly good flavor-wise. An earthy drinkable overall flavor.

thanks to tenderbranson69 for letting me try this growler sampled on 7/20/10
Poured chilled in a pint.

A - 4 S - 4 M -4 T - 4 D - 4
A - A burnished golden with gentle haziness and quickly settling bone white cap. The bead is fine and the head retains decently

S - A fragrant aroma w/ a lemony and herbal hop scent and mild tropical essence w/ hints of pineapple and spice

M - A bitter entry w/ slightly fruity tanginess and light astringent tinge w/ a hint of acidity and the carbonation is moderate w/ bitterness that lingers on the palate

T - The flavor is tasty hoppy and yeast driven w/ mild belgian funk that is augmented by a tropical flavor. the taste is mildly pineapple w/ a bitter herbal almost piney hop flavor which is slightly astringent and hints at pepper as the taste is grassy in the finish

D - A solid pale w/ some nice Belgian yeast character, I would drink this borders on Belgian IPA in the bitterness dept

Sep 11, 2009
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a shade of orange in there too. The head was white and didn't last too long. The lacing was very light on the glass. The smell of the beer gives off just a touch of Farmhouse funk aromas. The taste of the beer has some bready flavors with a little bit of hop bitterness in there too. The mouthfeel is pretty drinkable but also a little thin. Overall this brew wasn't too bad.

Nov 19, 2011
Farmhouse Pale Ale from Bullfrog Brewery
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