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Farm Girl Saison | Lift Bridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States
liftbridgebrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This lightly carbonated, medium-bodied Belgian-style Ale is smooth and well-rounded with a hint of spiciness only Belgian yeasts can create. Farm Girl Saison was lovingly created for the wife of a co-founder, inspired by the farm she grew up on.



Added by mothman on 12-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,235
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
391
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at the St. Paul Grill, St. Paul, MN

A nice hazy-gold saison, though perhaps a bit clearer than one would expect. Rather limited head and lacing, but fine overall.

Aroma is fairly muted, but the banana esters and peppery yeasts are detected. Still, more of these aromas would be nice.

On the tongue, this presents plenty of sour and peppery notes, but lacks some of the funk I was looking for. Still, there is a remarkable amount of complexity going on here. Sour and peppery at the front, esters and yeasts in mid-stream, and a fine dry finish. A very nice crisp brew. In fact, but for the understated "funk," this would be one of my favorite "tasting" versions of the style.

The mouthfeel is probably the aspect I am most torn about. It is a very nicely carbonated and crisp finishing brew that makes it eminently drinkable. But it's awfully thin in the "feel" department. Almost watery in feel.

Overall, a nice local take on a saison.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a rapidly diminishing 1 finger head. A thin line is left on top and I'm given enough room to finish pouring the bottle to top off the weizen glass.

Aroma is of banana peels, clove, and spicy yeast. White pepper, coriander. It's a rather beautiful aroma.

Flavor is dry and peppery to start, with fruity esters and clove following after, leading to banana flavors and some light suggestions of marshmallow. Good grain bill on this one - very fresh, very crisp.

Feel is also crisp, very clean, nice dryness on the finsh.

Overall, I think this is one of the better Saisons out there. I wasn't expecting much but I'd say this is better than the heavy hitters - Saison Du Pont (oh my, the blasphemy), Train To Mars, etc. It's a very solid Saison in the same vain as Sofie and Colette. Would buy again.

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Photo of darkpreferred
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look= cloudy, straw colored.
Smell= lacking
Taste= taste is ok. This is not my style of beer to be honest. Fruity, some citrus notes (orange peel), a little sweet, but not overpowering with sweetness, some spiciness.
Feel= crisp. smooth, low carbonation, light body, dry finish. IBU is 19.
Overall a pleasant drinkable beer, especially if you like this style of beer. Should please a wide range of beer drinkers.

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4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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1.87/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I found this to be bland, bland, bland. Then again, I like a great hoppy IPA. This, even after several IPAs, was utterly, showstoppingly, disappointing

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuttlery
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome summer beer. Good flavor, perfect for those 80+ degree days.

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3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 391 ratings
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