Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse | Starr Hill Brewery

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Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14
Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright yellow color into a typical pint with plenty of frothy head when you pour aggressively. Very Little carbonation afterwords. Smell is quite spicy, coriander, I think. Initial taste is the same spice up front, but smooth, and with the same aftertaste. I tried this brew last summer and thought the coriander was overwhelming and hated it. I then spent last winter drinking nothing but stouts and porters decided to try it again. My how my tastes have changed. I now enjoy this brew for without a doubt and might even buy more.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Starr Hill "Daily Grind"
on tap @ South, Philadelphia, PA on 10 May 2016
$7 / pint

Notes: Ha ha! I was expecting a coffee beer based on the name, just listed as "Daily Grind". Hazy golden body with an orange cast beneath a short head of off-white. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is citrusy, clove-ish, sweetish, and peppery. The flavor basically follows. The pepper isn't overdone, but it's clearly there straight through. Moderately bitter, the pepper is all that's needed to finish dry. Nicely balanced. Medium-full in body with a bristling carbonation.

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Photo of obywan59
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half growler from Kroger taproom in Roanoke.

Pours golden to orange with a 1 1/2 finger off white head. Crystal clear, with light lacing.

Citric in aroma from the glass, on the over ripe side from the bottle. Spicy and peppery with more earthiness than funk. A single whiff of bubblegum.

Spice dominates the taste with strong clove and a more subtle pepper.

Rather full bodied for such a clear brew. A bit peppery on the tongue. Syrupy and drying.

The last beer I reviewed was a coffee beer, and I thought "Daily Grind" referred to coffee, so I was pleasantly surprised when I learned otherwise. The pepper isn't "in your face" but it permeates nonetheless. Easy drinking and well rounded. Somehow it seems that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

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Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Bright orangey golden color, decent lacing. Smells of fresh peppercorn, citrus, taffy, and bread crust. Just enough crispness, peppercorn is there from start to finish. Some phenolic yeastiness and a citrus tone in the middle. Modest hopping, not really needed. Hint of warmth from the alcohol. More of just a spiced Belgian Style Blonde rather than a farmhouse ale (Saison). Regardless, its tasty.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark straw to light gold color. Big foamy head that gradually subsides, just off-white in color. Nose: yeasts are fairly polite while I get a big blast of ginger ale. Taste: gradually opening gingery, tingly, then yeasty, malts. Some sweetness but not overwhelming. Creamy and a bit tingly mouthfeel is fun. Delicious and way too easy to drink way too fast.

Brown bottle poured into clear glass. Bottle stamped "PKG ON 03/28/16F"

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Photo of tjmiller718
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: golden orange, hazed, ¾ finger off white creamy head.
N: grass, hay, biscuit, banana, clove, lemon, peppery noble hops.
T: almost a Belgian strong ale taste, lots of pale and biscuit malts, fruity esters, hay, lemon pepper, not a lot of funk.
B: full bodied, low carbonation, oily mouthfeel.
Overall: it's not that it's bad, just doesn't taste too much of a saison, a blind taste test would figure this to be a Belgian strong ale. Fruity esters could be lower, more dry funk, lighter body. Still enjoyable!

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Daily Grind Peppercorn Farmhouse from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 14 ratings