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Farm Girl Saison | Lift Bridge Brewery

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Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery
Minnesota, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had swayed from my usual Hoppy choices and it didn't agree.

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Photo of Buebie
1.79/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Forming little head, under an inch of white. Settling to leave to retention, no colar, nothing.
Color is brite yellow....budweiser yellow.

Aroma of corn, shampoo...yes shampoo, also smells like perm. Burnt hair, and thats about it.

Taste is very mellow with very little flavor. There is some bittering grain taste and a touch of grassy hops, more corn and burnt hair.
Lingering dryness at the swallow with a lemon rind sourness.

Mouthfeel is thin, like water. Some carbonation, but man, this beer is terrible.

I did not enjoy this at all. Sorry, but drainpour.

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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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1.9/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours clear golden yellow. (Very BMC) Some head that quicky fads to away leaving just a few bubbles behind.

S: Some yeast and very very little bit of lemon peel. Couldn't pickup any of the orange mentioned on the label.

T: Very very light, very very mellow flavor (again very BMC). None of the oranage peel mentioned on the label. I'm trying to pick a flavor out, but nothing other than a bit of yeast. No spice at all other than an odd bitter kind of peppery taste.

M: Very thin, almost like water. Carbonation too low.

D: I would only drink this is if I was in a BMC mood. While 6% isn't anything high nowadays, I still wouldn't guess it was 6%, or eveb 4% for that matter.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2.16/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Moderately hazy, milky lemon-yellow hued with a thin white skim, which fades swiftly but leaves patchy lace.
Doughy wheat bread nose, backed with chalk dust, powdered sugar, and bitter orange rind.
Wheaty, wet, and doughy. That's what the mouth gets. Yeast adds a touch of lactic sourness. Orange-rind flavors piggybacks and overrides, adding sweetness rather than bitterness.
Gassy, light bodied, with a fizzy CO2 that burns itself out with haste. It's got a Shandy-like profile that might suffice when a mean thirst strikes. But why bother, when any number of liquids could easily fill that roll more satisfyingly.
Essentially, it's an American Wheat Ale doing a half-ass Witbier impersonation.

But marketing this as a Saison?


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2.3/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hard to believe this is 6% ABV...it is light bodied, light textured, lightly flavored, etc....watery body and feel...flavor is almost like that of an American wheat....really does not give any impression of a saison....

Might be servicable as summer drinker in the sun when you want something lighter...but it is just not a real flavorful or inspiring example of a saison.

Low carbonation too...

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Dulcea
2.51/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloves. That is all.

Initial smell of bananas.

Tasted like an ale which was made with too much clove. I could not get past the clove flavor. In fact, I could not finish it because it was so overpowering. I was looking forward to the "citrus" flavor since it's brewed with orange peel but it was lost on me. No flavor of orange at all.

Personally, this is not a beer I would buy again.

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2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured with no head and a sickly looking cloudy yellow. The beer is dominated by a sweet and sour wheat malt smell. There is a hint of earthy sweetness as well.

I agree with another reviewer who compared the taste to that of an american wheat. It really does not taste/feel like a Saison. Taste is mostly malt with a bit of a fruity flavor (banana). Really weak carbonation and hardly any spice.

It is not a horrible beer, but really not a good representation of the Saison style.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Busters

A: Yellow, slightly cloudy. Strong carbonation. Not much head.

S: Really not a whole lot of aroma. I let it warm up a bit and god some tartness and faint yeast tones, with some banana and pepper. Really faint though.

T: Slightly sweet with nice tartness. Really no yeast character when compared to other saisons I've had. The yeast that is there provides some hints of pepper and banana, but it is really hard to get out of this beer. I do get a nice lemon peel bitterness towards the end, but other than that, the flavors just aren't there. Tastes more like a pale wheat ale than a saison.

M: Light bodied and finishes dry. Right on mouthfeel.

D: I really felt like this one missed the boat. I've had it a couple times and thought it was so-so. Upon reviewing this, I really agree with that assessment. I love saisons, and just had a Saison Dupont. This doesn't hold a candle. I may give it another try in the future to see if it changes my mind.

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2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Average taste look feel & smell

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Photo of GregSVT
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that fades quickly leaving no lacing on the glass.

S: The aromas are lemmony citrus and that's about it. Maybe a slight malt aroma.

T: The taste is lemon peel and bready malt. Pretty one dimensional.

M: The feel is crisp and a bit flat. This makes the acidic citrus really come through in the finish.

D: I'm not a big Saison drinker but this didn't seem to be a good representation.

I could see a BMC drinking liking this because it's pretty one dimensional. If you like lemon in your Blue Moon or Corona you'll probably like this.

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2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold color. The head is small, and recedes into almost no lacing within seconds. The aroma has lots of lemon and orange peel, some cardamom, and yeasty barnyard funk. This is the most lemon/orange peel I've encountered in a saison, but it works and I like it. The taste is considerably less vibrant than the aroma. In fact, I think it can be best described as weak. What is there is fruity with a mild yeast presence. The mouthfeel is thin, water, with low carbonation. This is the weakest, thinnest feel I've encountered in a saison. Overall, I am greatly disappointed in this beer. I had heard good things, and it being brewed in Minnesota I decided to take a chance and bought a whole six pack. Now I'm left with the problem of how to finish the last five beers. This is by no means the worst beer around. However, it has a lot of aspects which I find very disagreeable, and nothing that really sparks any interest.

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2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass in Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. I didn't have any expectations. Not paired with food.

A: No head at all. Colour is a semitransparent gold.

Sm: Light bacteria, yeast, and barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light sourness/bacteria, a decently full barley foundation, and a milky note on the side. Not horribly complex, but pleasant and refreshing with a little something different.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a touch sharp (overcarbonated?), and little too thick. Pretty suitable for the flavours.

Dr: Pretty drinkable, but a bit sharp. Affordable, but I still wouldn't get it again simply because it's mediocre.

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Farm Girl Saison from Lift Bridge Brewery
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