Danimal's Farmhouse Ale
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

Danimal's Farmhouse AleDanimal's Farmhouse Ale
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Belgian Saison
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Ranked #30,067
3.73 | pDev: 14.75%
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
Very Good
Danimal's Farmhouse AleDanimal's Farmhouse Ale
Notes: DFA is a Belgian Saison style ale spiced with grains of paradise and lemongrass. This unfiltered beer has a fruity flavor with a dry finish. Thirty percent wheat malt adds to the body. The Danimal’s weighs in at 7% alcohol. This is signature brew of Dan Strevey.
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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Howler style.

It pours a clear gold, smallish and short lived head of foam.

The smell has citrus, pepper, an overall spicy soaked aroma which also includes a bit of clove and funk and light pitted fruits.

The taste is peppery with lots of citrus that imparts some fruity bitterness. Cloves are there, light pitted fruits, some funky notes.

Slick mouthfeel and an easy drinking Saison, this is nice.

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3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

2014 vintage.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, lemon, earth, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, lemon, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid Brett presence all around.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one from tap at the pub.. a bottle at the pub... and a bottle at a Saison tasting a couple of months ago. This review is from my notes from the last two bottles.

Pours a surprisingly clear straw yellow... Good white head... long lasting.. great lacing.

The aroma seems very middle of the road... which is okay.. light dried fruits.. and light spicy phenols... dried apricot... fresh pears... hints of clove and a bit of peppercorn...

Flavor has all of the above... but it is very refreshing... palate cleansing... peppery (grains of paradise?) ... pear and some mild white peach.... hints of dried apricot..

Body is a little too thick for the style, but the carbonation tries to make up for it... effervescent.... prickly..

Love that this is so clean and NOT overpowering. Well done.


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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the first saison I've ever had so I don't have much to compare it to.

A- Cloudy pale straw yellow, lots of bubbles. Tons of head on the immediate pour that takes a long time to settle.

S- All over the place. Initially a lovely combination of ginger, pepper, wheat, and bubblegum, but as it has sat here there is a rather unpleasant rubbing alcohol thing going on that I have to deduct a few points for.

T- Really interesting. First of all, insanely spicy--maybe a little too much. The spices are pepper and a really sharp ginger root. These combine with yeast, bubblegum, and wheat into some really nice flavors. Occasionally the spice is too dominant, but in general the finish has enough other flavors to offset it. Also, this beer is incredibly dry.

M- I don't know if other saisons are like this, but for me the carbonation was way too sharp. Other than that it's pretty nice.

D- Overall, this beer is very refreshing in an odd way; most beers with this much spice and carbonation wouldn't lend themselves to drinkability but the dryness and the finish make it quite nice to drink a lot of.

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Danimal's Farmhouse Ale from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 11 ratings