Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) | Smuttynose Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
667 Ratings
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
15 IBU

2008 - 7.0%
2009 - 8.8%
2010 - 9.3%
2013 - 7.0%
2014 - 7.2% brewed with Pineapple Sage

Added by Bierman9 on 02-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
667
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
44
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 667 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap and poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a murky golden color with a nice white foam head that quickly dissipates to a film and patches of lacing.

S: Lots of spicy, fruity and earthy notes. Fruit, yeast, cloves and corriander are very predominant.

T: The spicy hits the palate up front, followed up with some sour apples and earthy hops. Very unusual and complex, but nicely put together.

M: A slight creamy, sweet taste on the palate. There is also a slight hint of alcohol.

D: The alcohol is very well hidden, I only really taste it slightly on the palate after. A nice Farmhouse offering that should be tried.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 version.

A: Carbonation stream is beautiful, but the head simmers down right away. I like my farmhouses murky; this is clear as day.

S: Strong. White wine. A little cotton candy and green apple. Decent, but undistinguished.

T: Follows the nose. Very white winelike. Some green apple. A slight citrus flash and some lingering hoppiness. Can't find the sage.

M: Active, soft. Bitterness on back end.

O: Above average, but out of the elite tier. Followed this with another saison brewed with sage -- Stillwater Cellar Door -- and Smuttynose couldn't compete.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is conditioned in 2013

Appearance - hazy straw color with white head

Smell - this is faint, what I am detecting is lemon and ginger

Taste - lemon, ginger, lemongrass, baked bread

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, heavy carbonation, dry on the finish. Crisp and refreshing

Overall - This is a decent Saison, but it lacks that 'pop' and complexity of flavor that other examples exhibit. Worth trying.

Price Point - $5.50/ 22 oz. bottle

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Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Johncnh
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roberto11232
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of cwreay90
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Artjsantos
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of LostHighway
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden orange with a white head that leaves a trail of lace.

Smells of fruit - apricot, peach, orange - spicy sage, clove, nutmeg, and lively yeast.

This has a harmony of flavor that all hits at once and is beautiful. Very nice tart peach, malty bread, bitter spice, and wild freshness. Very large in depth and flavor - definitely a big beer. Mouth feel is lovely = a harmonic symphony.

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Photo of Murchmac
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cant say enough good things about this beer. Fan-freekin-tastic.

Pours a 1 finger foam clear golden yellow.

Smells, crisp, fruity, a little funky. P-funky...

Sweet, carbonated, fruity

Finishes sweet, crisp. If fairies peed, this is what it'd taste like.

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Photo of kjrod20
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of nathanjohnson
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of everetends
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at American Flatbread in Burlington, VT. Served in a tulip.

A: Poured a nice golden yellow that had a tint of pink to the color profile. Slightly hazy. This brew was served with about an inch of head that had great retention and had a lot of nice sticky lacing to it.

S: Smell was of a serious earthy nature. My first time I can actually use the term horse blanket in the nose. Yeast, that is clean and light but plentiful. Banana, spices (pepper big time), green apples.

T: Taste is earthy yet again with serious yeast presence. There is a bit of funkiness coming from the fruit, but it could probably be better classified as sour. Sour green apples, pear and cherries are coming through. Banana is there but heavily muted. Pepper rounds out the profile.

M: This is a medium bodied brew that has a tinge of stickiness to it in the feel. It really coats the mouth and allows the pepper and sour fruit to linger. The carbonation is light but still present and noticable.

D: This was a great brew to have before lunch while cooling off after walking the streets of Burlington. One tulip was enough for me though. Any more in a sitting would feel like too much. Greatly enjoyed though and will drink again.

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Photo of mixed_master7
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of loren01
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange color with good frothy white head, good lacing down the glass
S: Smell is awesome, smells fruity (apple/pear), good spiciness in there as well. You can also smell alcohol scent.
T: Slightly sweet, but mostly a lot of spiciness/peppery flavor.
M: Light to medium bodied, dry finish
D: Very refreshing, complex smelling and tasting beer. Would for sure have this again. Thanks to snilsen13 for this tasty beer.

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Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Huffs
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to white, bubbly head with mild retention and little lacing. Appearance was slightly haze with an orangey / straw color. Aroma was slightly sour with some citrus and bread notes. Had a nice, tangy taste of citrus, yeast and spice. Mouthfeel was very carbonated, yet a bit of a creamy effect. Aftertaste was tangy slightly spicy.

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Photo of timtim
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy dark gold with a bright white head that goes away but leaves a nice little lace. smells of yeast and spice. a faint faint hop smell. tastes of clove, corriander, a little citrus. more clovy than i prefer in a saison and not barnyardy enough for me. nonetheless, i give it to smuttynose for producing a decent saison. good mouthfeel. easy, pleasant drink. i would much rather have a foret or saison dupont, but this is still a pretty good beer.

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Photo of burnstar
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty orangish gold. Slightly murky. Huge persistent dense white head. Smell is yeasty. Some spiciness and phenolic notes. Taste has a little sweetness in the beginning. Spicy. Again lots of yeasty flavors here. Nicely balanced. Great crisp well carbonated mouthfeel. Very drinkable. This is really good for an American belgian.

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Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 667 ratings.
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