Smuttynose Funky Farmhouse Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jedwards on 05-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

According to the publican, this is the Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale which has been in an oak barrel for several years. On draft at Julian's last night, name and ABV are from their beer menu.

Pour is a rich gold/copper with a finger of extremely dense head that fades to a coating, leaving some mild lacing on the glass. Smell is dominated by a harsh paint thinner/solvent component initially, which fades as the beer warms and reveals a slight spiciness, toast/biscuit, and what seems to be a strong whiskey component -- going to guess that this was in a bourbon barrel?

Taste is rich and boozy, with some vinous/tart notes giving way to a huge bready malt component and a bit of a burn on the finish. Characteristic spicy saison flavors are present but muted, primary flavors are whiskey, caramel, and a bit of a tannic/astringent component. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style and has a lively, creamy carbonation.

A very strange beer, but definitely worth trying and an interesting experiment with long-term barrel aging.

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Smuttynose Funky Farmhouse Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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