Freefall | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

BA SCORE
3.76/5
27 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
alsofhampden.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian-styled grisette with a lean body, peppery spice and pear-like fruitiness.

Added by orangesol on 06-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,717
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
27
pDev:
9.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of philbe311
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Two fingers worth of active airy big fluffy off-white colored froth... Modest at best retention as this one visible fizzes away in front of our eyes... What's left if a mostly full slightly splotchy lacing with a thin collar... On occasional bubble can be seen bursting through the surface... The color is a slightly hazy peachy amber... Loaded with very quick paced carbonation... This one has a faint "glow" to it as well...

S - The nose leads with a vibrant burst of bready malty goodness and some overripe fruits... Peach... Apricot... Banana... Honeydew... There is a very light layer of sweet Belgian yeast... A very subtle spice component lingers a layer or two beneath the surface... Robust, impactful and quite pleasant...

T - Bready malts are at the forefront as expected... This is followed by a slightly sweet fruit presence... the Belgian yeast presence is a distant third... The spices are very subtle, but still present if one pays close enough attention... There are also some notes of light lemon zest... Throughout there is a subtle yet lingering layer of seltzer like saltiness which intensifies slightly towards the finish and takes on a slightly metallic character... It's not off putting, but it certainly doesn't add to the overall enjoyment of an otherwise stellar offering...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Light carbonation... Crisp... Even and consistent...

D - An easy drinker that goes down smoothly and keep things just interesting enough that it doesn't getting boring... If it weren't for the slightly salty / metallic notes detected on the palate, this would be a world class session ale... As is, it's still enjoyable and a much appreciated alternative to it's higher ABV counterparts... Another nicely done crew from Al and Terr...

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of jbaker67
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy neon yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, apricot, peach, apple, tart wheat malt. Flavor of light wheat malt, light fruits, just a touch of sour apple but it’s pretty subtle. While the aroma is very fruity, sweet, and a touch sour, the flavor is light, with emphasis on the malt as well as lightly fruity/slightly sour notes. A very refreshing and drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer named Freefall?? This must be fate.

This is a highly citric saison. Lots of lemon. Almost seems like it could be reaching into Berliner Weisse territory, but the sour isn't really there. Well, maybe just a wee bit of funk. Seems highly carbonated. Very much a hot weather beer. And I like the 2.5% abv.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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Freefall from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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