Farm Side
Uinta Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #1,843
Ranked #38,953
3.69 | pDev: 8.94%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Farm SideFarm Side
Notes: Saison brewed with white grape must and gooseberries.
Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 117 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very light gold color with bountiful white cap and lacing.

Aroma of mild grain with floral touches. Perhaps a bit of fresh cut hay.

Taste is mild but layered. A small grain presence bolstered by non bittering hops and prickly carbonation. Spiciness is present but not the heavy clove-coriander-fruit approach of some Belgian styles. There is a slight underlying mustiness which I presume comes from the grape influence. Cannot say I really taste Gooseberries but there is an undeniable fruit element that carries things along. I won't call it complex but the whole is greater than the sum of parts.

Medium texture with a bit more than balancing carbonation.

Very likable, very refreshing and somewhat interesting for those who look for more in a beer. It's clean and well made yet undemanding. I could match it with a range of food and my AAL friends should like it as well.

Mar 31, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BEST BY 08/14/18 18S

(Let’s see how it tastes 4 months after the Best By date...)

Pours golden yellow, thick, frothy foam that laces heavily around the inside of the glass.

Very mildly musty grapes, coriander, sweet malt on the nose. Pretty balanced, no funk or off aromas. Lightly fruity in the finish.

Very tart, can’t tell if that’s funk from the grape must or a tart fruit quality from the gooseberries but it’s unexpected. Slightly sour and tinny, no doubt backlash from the old can. However overall, not bad even though those typical key qualities of subtle malt and coriander that a good saison has in the base typically were nowhere to be found. That tart grape and wheaty profile kind of took over.

Thin, sharp carb. Tart, lightly sour. Crisp, refreshing finish.

Dec 03, 2018
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iguanodon from Utah

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Original rating 2018-03-10] 12 oz. can from the brewery store. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast, cracker, burnt malt. Taste is tart, white wine, yeast. The white wine really comes through in the finish. Interesting, complex. The initial taste is weak compared to the finish.

Oct 26, 2018
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear bubbly yellow with an enormous fluffy white head. Long-last retention, with soapy lacing.

S: Coriander, clove, lemon, light gooseberry and white grape must, banana, crackery malt.

T: Banana and lemon upfront, followed by gooseberry, white grape must, green apple, and honeydew melon. Crisp cracker malt, hay, and some coriander and clove. Fairly dry.

F: Light, but not watery. Very highly carbonated. Smooth and fizzy like Champagne.

O: I wish the flavors popped more, but this is still a pleasant, easy-drinking saison.

Aug 26, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can
Best Before: 08/20/2018

Poured into a Trillium glass a nice slightly hazy golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, yeasty, with some grapes/gooseberries, licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a nice touch of grapes/gooseberries, some licorice. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew, a nice thirst quencher.

Jul 24, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While saison often trends wine-like, the same peppery, acidity and fruity off shoots from yeast that manifests in their wines to the south can also influence the farmhouse ale on the northern side of the France-Belgium boarder. Uinta pushes their saison along to that winey side with the help of gooseberry and grape must.

Pale straw and classically hazy, the rustic ale leads with a frothy white crown, and rich and tangy scent of vinous fruit, berry, citrus and melon underneath a lightly pungent scent of dry hay. Its taste is supple and sweet, seemingly of sourdough, honey and fresh baked grains.

As the middle palate unfolds, the natural fruit flavors of lemon, orange, apple and grape skirt above a fleeting malt sweetness that eventually achieves wafer-like dry breadiness. As the yeast spices counter, they bring aspects of peppercorn, coriander, clove and white pepper. The strong overtones of gooseberry offer a tangy, cidery drift while the grape must carries the piquant fruitiness of sparkling white wine.

Medium bodied, the beer seems lighter at first because of the stern carbonation that provides a lift to the initial taste. But as the bubbles settle down, the finish is more moderately weighted, balanced only by the peppery spice and tartness from fruit additions. A medium aftertaste of bitter grasses and straw lead into peppery linger and the remnants of fruit skins.

Jul 20, 2017
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours light golden with a large white head. Head retention is good. There is some lacing as the head recedes.

Smell: There are heavy aromas of grapes. There are supporting aromas of leather and berries.

Taste: The grapes are in the forefront with some wheat and berry flavors. There are also leather components with a slight tartness.

Feel: It has a light body with a finish that is wine like with slight tart and earthen elements.

Overall, it is a saison that is more wine like, but the taste is good.

Jun 24, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours cloudy hazy yellow gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like white grapes, gooseberry, lemon, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppery spice, apple, pear, some bready crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grass pine. Tastes like white grapes, gooseberry, lemon, orange citrus, banana, clove, peppery spice, apple, pear, crackery cereal grain malt, with floral herbal earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice saison with white grape must and gooseberries.

Jun 12, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

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

Pours - light straw color with decent white head.

Aroma - Yeast, straw, white pepper. Little bit of lemon.

Taste - Very similar to the aroma, light yeast with some tart lemon zest with a touch of spice.

Feel - light bodied well carbonated

Overall - A decent saison nothing really stands out.

May 28, 2017
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of pale malt, grass, and spicy yeast.

Tastes of the grainy malt layered with spicy yeast, berries, and earthy hops. Malts lead off with doughy bread and grainy sweetness. Spicy yeast comes next with some pepper along with some mustiness. Berries and white grapes add next. Earthy and grassy hops add towards the end. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done saison.

May 07, 2017
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donspublic from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into glass, nice soapy 2 finger head, soso retention no lacing. Smells of farmhouse yeast, fruity esters and grain. Taste initially light lemon mixed with fruity esters, some grape in the middle with a spicy dry finish. Nice carbonation. Nice saison

Apr 14, 2017
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DrMullet from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy light golden color.
Smell is mostly grape and a little fruit.
Taste is heavy on the grape. A grape aftertaste.
Did I mention the grape? Medium texture.

Apr 02, 2017
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The good - Aroma is nice like fresh cut spring grass. Taste has an interesting play of dryness, sweetness and hops throughout the taste.

The meh - Look is too similar to a BMC with perhaps a touch more haze. Fizzy and thin/watery mouthfeel. Dry/bitter lingering aftertaste that needs to disappear much quicker.

Still respectable beer and I can drink these. Just nothing too special that's all.

Mar 31, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Best before July 31 2017, Goeswellwithanywhere.

Clear and bright bodied, light brass yellow with fine carbonation and a good middle column of bubbles. Head is fluffy and bright white off the pour with good retention. First sits at a solid two fingers and settles to a creamy half finger puck.

Dense malts, and an aroma of slightly fresh hay. Good amount of candied smelling sugar on this, with very light herbs as well. Minimal sensing brett or funk notes.

Palate pretty much sticks to basics. Minimal brett, but a more noticeable hop bitterness and herbs. Green grass and warm sage like bitterness in the mid palate, with a decent malt sweetness. Creamy feeling as well, with the sugars considerable less sweet than expected from the nose which is a nice feeling.

A pretty much standard saison but simply done and easily drinkable.

Mar 19, 2017
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sphmiel from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draught at iTap CWE.
Pale straw color, rapidly fading head with nice lace.
Smells of Belgian yeast, light fruit.
Moderately tart, fruity, enough carbonation to carry it.
The must and gooseberries seem to sweeten it over the usual saison, but still solid.

Mar 11, 2017
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atr2605 from New York

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a white head with average retention
S-yeasty esters, perfume, cracked pepper, floral, grape
T-white grapes, more cracked pepper, sweet malt, floral and spicy finish
M-medium light bodied with above average carbonation
O-unique saison that is worth trying, not sure I would seek it out again

Mar 11, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is white grapes/lemons, Belgian yeast and spices. The flavor is white grapes, zesty Belgian yeast, berries/fruit, malts and a mildly tart/spicy finish.

Nov 03, 2016
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crob3888 from California

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow pour with that huge fluffy white head. Aromas and flavors are very reminiscent of white wine: grapes, gooseberry, hints of blueberry and pear, some apple skin. Carbonated mouthfeel. Pretty nice I say!

Aug 17, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours straw with a slight haze and fas rising bubbles under a 3.5” persistent mousse-like white foam cap.

S: Saison yeast, berries, white wine.

T: Berry and saison yeast flavors dominate the front end with more of a wine aspect emerging in the finish.

F: Very creamy, mousse-like body, medium light body, high carbonation.

O: An interesting and drinkable saison.

Jul 24, 2016
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ordybill from Georgia

3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear pale yellow in color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is fruity with some tartness. The taste has the saison tart to a lesser extent and the fruit flavor is there but I found this to be an average saison.

Jul 18, 2016
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jmd1978 from Missouri

2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale transparent golden color with a fizzle of head. Nose of white grapes, and other fruits. Taste is Chardonnay grapes, pear, Apple and just a yeasty hint towards the end. Very crisp finish. Not your usual saison but nice light summery beer that is good to sip on. Not a true saison but very drinkable

Jul 07, 2016
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


Another from the latest beer club shipment. We get Uinta in my state but I have not had this one yet.

a: Clear gold with a half finger thick white head which receded to little visible foam or lacing.

s: Very mild light fruit.

t: Follows the nose with surprisingly little Belgian yeastlike ester notes. Dry finish.

m: Light to medium, OK body, light carbonation tingle.

o: A mild, refreshing and very easy drinking saison. The light fruit notes put it above your standard mainstream adjunct lager or pilsner. Worth the extra money over such IMO but as a rather IPA-obsessed crafter I doubt I will go out of my way to buy more unless it turns up pretty inexpensive. A definite winner for Uinta nonetheless. Eminently sessionable.

Jul 02, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is much better than its getting credit for. they might have been smart to call it something other than a saison though, this isnt yeast driven enough to fit what the market expects in that style right now, it would have done better as a belgian golden single i think, but thats just my opinion. the yeast definitely isnt funky or farmy, and it is absolutely perfectly clear in the glass. the head is white and tall and lasting, pretty beer in a tulip. the nose is great, i smell the fruit, both more tart than sweet, real gooseberries, green and tangy. i think the subtle belgian yeast strain is a great fit in this one, its mild enough for sure, but its also drying and interesting in a subtle and blending in kind of way, it really does work. light grain base, a light honey sweetness but mostly dry in the end, very fresh. is this not part of their crooked like? its far more interesting and adventurous than they usually get with their normal line. a revelation of sorts for these guys, one of their best beers in a long time i think. clean and light, drinkable by the gallon, and really cool and authentic with the fruit while not being cloying in the least. less good as a saison than as a belgian golden, but who cares, the beer is fantastic.

Jun 29, 2016
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breadwinner from California

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think the reviews are a touch harsh here. Sure, it ain't especially farmy for a farmhouse beer, and you wouldn't confuse it with the better Belgian examples, but I thought it fairly enjoyable for what it is -- a wheatish, Belgian yeast-flecked beer, subtle with the elderberry/grape must, slightly juicy though still poundable feel. You wouldn't be sad to sit on a porch and have a few of these; that's my verdict.

May 16, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BBD 0f 08/06/16

Pours an effervescent gold with a sliver of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, average lacing and head retention

S: Grassyness, pears, lemons, a little grainynesss, plus perfumy hops

T: Golden Delicious Apple, mild grassiness, a little coriander up front. White grape, a touch of out of place tartness, pear & delicate sagey hoppyness. Finishes with a little lemon a bit of salt & tart ( more like a Gose )

MF: Medium body, lively carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, but not completely true to style

May 07, 2016
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