Iron Horse Brewery

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,532
Ranked #31,597
3.76 | pDev: 10.11%
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
Very Good
Notes: Farmlandia is a wheat beer fermented with Saison yeast. Saison is French for “spring time in a hay field” which is not true, but it describes that very sensation. A better more exact description of Saison tells us that this beer is: citrusy, spicy, effervescent, bubbly and light-medium bodied. Farmlandia is made with pilsner malt which carries a larger malt and sweet flavor than basic brewers malt. The white wheat gives this beer a light golden color and light body as well as giving the beer a slight haze. Farmlandia has a crisp, clean malt profile and the French Saison yeast provides some spice in the aroma, a light fruitiness, and crisp and dry mouthfeel.
View: Beers
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Keepnitrl:
Photo of Keepnitrl
Keepnitrl from Washington

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 29, 2016
More User Reviews:
Photo of Spikester
Spikester from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold with one finger of foamy white head. Fair amount of lace as the level drops.
Smell is lightly pungent yeast.
Taste is lightly funked yeast with a light bitterness at the end of each sip. The malt level is fine and adds a bit of balance.
Mouthfeel if light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and lightly bitter.
Overall I would drink this again but maybe not at $5.29 for a bomber. More likely a pint at a bar or tavern.

Dec 21, 2015
Photo of twelveinches
twelveinches from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 27, 2015
Photo of flagmantho
flagmantho from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium gold with a moderate, shimmery haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam. There's a nice lace left on the glass, too. I rather like it.

Smell: richly vernal, with a brightly grassy springtime character and a dash of funk. Sweetness and wheatiness are also nice, and overall it manages to be soft and enticing as well as complex and interesting. Kudos!

Taste: nicely funky with just a dash more kick than the aroma. The smooth, round wheatiness plays very well with the moderate funk and just a little dash of pucker. Probably the best Washington saison I've had.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. Quite satisfying indeed.

Overall: I'm really loving this beer. This is a surprise -- I'm really glad something like this is being made in my native Eastern Washington. I will have to pick up 12 of these for camping this summer.

May 08, 2015
Photo of mactrail
mactrail from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pleasant sudsy brew with plenty of the Belgian yeasty flavor. Fairly robust mouthfeel. Quite sharp on the tongue. A better than average Saison-style brew that is less sweet and fruity than many of the style. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Trader Joes in Lynnwood.

May 12, 2015
Photo of hreb
hreb from Washington

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle pours pale hazy orange and forms an enormous amount of white head in my tulip glass. Appears to be quite effervescent. Aroma is mild and not too horse blanket-y at all, it's actually fresh and a little bit Pilsner-y. Drinking it in reveals just a little bit of sourness atop a significant grade of fruity sweetness. Lemon flavors nicely compliment the wheat in the grain bill here. There's a mildness to this saison, which I appreciate, being not so much a fan of tart saisons myself. This would actually be quite sessionable (5.4% ABV) except I think this beer's sweetness starts to get in its way. Definitely a good brew for a warm summer day though (as opposed to this cool Seattle evening).

Jul 06, 2016
Photo of elglueckert
elglueckert from Montana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 23, 2015
Photo of RenzoD
RenzoD from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of the style but this one could be a gateway for me.

small creamy head with good retention. Dark yellow color. Hazy look. Fruit cake aroma, heavy and sweet. Initial taste is like the aroma, heavy fruits, not too sweet at all which tends to be my gripe with the Saisons. Lingers a bit then with a nice biscuit finish. Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium to heavy. Spritzy but not too carbonated. I really enjoyed this and recommend it to anyone who is thinking about trying more Farmhouse ales and needs a really easy introduction.

Edit: Just had this again as a bomber and enjoyed it so much I got up and went to buy another one. I enjoyed both bottles even more than the last time and have re-rated the beer accordingly.

May 11, 2015
Photo of Birdlegs
Birdlegs from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 09, 2016
Photo of stevoj
stevoj from Idaho

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Albertsons. Medium golden, clear body with substantial foamy head. Head subsides to small skin. Yeasty, musty aroma follows to somewhat buttery taste, overall oily feel. Finishes fast and leaves a metallic aftertaste. Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, but not quite a duck....

May 03, 2016
Photo of sgttibbs
sgttibbs from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 16, 2016
Photo of Asics
Asics from Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 28, 2015
Photo of Braz
Braz from Washington

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 23, 2015
Photo of Moose90
Moose90 from Washington

3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from 22oz bottle

A — Pours a clear and clear bright yellow color. Nice light white colored head on it as well, very nice lacing left down the inside of the glass.

S — Smells of light Saison yeast and is lightly malty, little bit sweet, really looking for more yeasty esters here.

T — Tastes quite hoppy for the style, little bit bizarre, hoppy and fresh. Little to no yeast character.

M — Light-Medium bodied, quite thin as well.

O — Underwhelming, just a hoppy Saison which hasn't been executed very well.

Jun 19, 2015
Photo of ctwybeerguy
ctwybeerguy from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 25, 2015
Photo of brandonwnw
brandonwnw from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 29, 2015
Photo of Sound_Explorer
Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jun 03, 2015
Photo of ckornmannn
ckornmannn from Washington

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 22 oz bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with a great 1 inch head. Effervescent, a tiny bit sour as a farmhouse ale should be. There is some coriander, reminiscent of a Belgian ale. A great farmhouse ale, perfect for a nice spring day, will be buying more of this.

May 04, 2015
Photo of MFMB
MFMB from Idaho

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep yellow with a thick white head. Smells of light malts, corn and apple orchards. Taste of sweet corn and grass. A bit of Apple skin comes through and a bit of spiciness from the yeast. A little heavier mouthfeel than expected that coats your mouth as it goes down. A slight deduction on feel but still a decent offering.

Sep 25, 2016
Photo of willic
willic from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Great color! FUN! Beautiful flowery taste... Lively! A very good wheat beer!

Jul 18, 2015
Photo of SamuelMiller
SamuelMiller from Montana

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 19, 2016
Photo of 1971bernat
1971bernat from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jan 01, 2018
Farmlandia from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings