Long Table Farmhouse Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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3.76/5
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Long Table Farmhouse AleLong Table Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ode to the communal Saison, LONG TABLE Farmhouse Ale brings together the juicy flavors of Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops with the spicy and toasty notes of Munch and Rye grains. Grab a seat!

Added by JohnGalt1 on 05-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,285
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
318
pDev:
10.37%
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 85
Reviews by Falcone:
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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

More User Reviews:
Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that settles into a thin patch.

Smell: A grainy, yeasty, and spicy Belgian style aroma with a scent of spice and fruit. Belgian yeast with some hints of pepper, clove, and farmhouse funk. Malt hints of grains, wheat, cracker, and rye. Fruit hints of banana, apple, pear, orange, and pineapple. Also some hints of candied sugar and grassy hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a yeasty, grainy, and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of spice and fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, and farmhouse funk. Malt notes of wheat, grains, rye, and cracker. Dried fruit notes of banana, pear, apple, pineapple, and orange. A little sugar and some notes of grassy hops. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly drying and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Saison. Nice mix of spices, fruit, and grainy notes.

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Photo of SFNC
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Much like other New Belgium beers, this one comes close to the real thing, but comes up just short of authenticity. Good for the price though and it smells great.

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Photo of wedge
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy gold topped with a beautifully thick, frothy white head. Aroma is yeasty - phenolics and banana-like esters - with some wheat and earthy spice. Very yeasty flavor as well, creamy banana and clove, earth, and grainy sweetness. Nothing much from the hops, which is a shame because they could have added some fun depth to a rather one-dimensional Saison. Lightish body, but nicely creamy and drying into the finish. The overall quality is that of any number of lazy Belgian-style beers brewed across the country though...brew a beer and throw some Belgian yeast in it and call it a day. The yeast is so dominating, no other character can come through. It's fine, it's not nasty, it's drinkable, but it completely blends in with any number of amateurish generic Belgian beers available anywhere. You'd think New Belgium could do better...

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a tasty "saison" in a non-traditional style. It is well constructed, with the phenolic yeast "spices" playing nicely with minimalist hop flavor and nicely layered grains. I would vote for a touch more hoppiness, but only a touch more. It is quite nice as it is, and makes a nice afternoon sipper. Approachable but big enough to please a wide audience.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one caught my eye on the shelf, because I had not recognized it at all and I am familiar with New Belgium. I quick internet search showed that this is a brand new beer so I grabbed some immediately. It has a mild 6.2% ABV which makes for a light, crisp, and refreshing brew .

Look-It pours an almost completely clear yet still mildly foggy off yellow golden color with a thin lacey head that leaves an even more delicate lacing on the glass. Plentiful carbonation trails can be seen readily through the clear golden beer.

Smell-The smell is subtle, but I get banana and pineapple, a yeast-based malt, and some grassy notes.

Taste-The taste is nice and has a dry finish. I am picking up some rye, yeast, and wheat based flavors, clove and a hint of banana and some other fruits like pineapple and pear.

Mouthfeel-It has a moist and smooth texture and a little bit of a hoppy dry finish and a coating on the tongue.
Overall-It’s a great beer by New Belgium, but it was a little underwhelming, because of the mild and subtle flavors. But there is definitely a need for such a brew so I appreciated all of its qualities.

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Photo of ericstites
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely, clear straw color with an appropriately foamy and dense white head. Lots of bubbles and lots of lace left behind.
The aroma has plenty of that nice Belgian yeasty funk along with citrus and spice. A littler peppery.
Taste is nicely spicy with a wash of following bitter and a touch of citrus. A modicum of barny/cheesy funk and a pleasing dry and peppery finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and soft.
Overall, tasty and quite refreshing. Goes great with food.

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Photo of Guden
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

12 oz bottle, with best before dating on the label.

Pours hazed lighter, near golden amber, light and frothy off white head, leaves a fine film and scattered bits and strands of lace.

Lite sugars and peppery Belgian yeasty nose

More of the same on the palate. Lite pepper, Belgian yeast, nutty and peppery. Well done, tasty stuff....nice summery brew, gimme some peppery or stinky/funky cheese, crusty bread and a glass of this one and I'll be a happy guy...wish NB distributed to NY state...maybe one day

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Photo of mkrass
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant golden colored with a light bit of haziness within. There's a quarter inch of foggy eggshell white. Heavy lacing. Aroma is familiar earthy and lightly spicy saison yeast and light malt. The flavor closely mimics the aroma with the earthy lightly spicy saison note. The mouth is delicate and yet moderately carbonated.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briandaube
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a semi-hazy dark golden color, with a half inch head. The head faded in a couple minutes to a thin film, but laced the glass nicely. The aroma was bready, flowery, peppery, with a bit bit of pineapple. The flavor was rather sweet and malty, with just a hint of piney bitterness, with some fruity flavors in the background. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a somewhat dry finish, made me want more! Overall, this is a pretty nice seasonal from NBB, I'll be buying a few sixers of this before it disappears!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wells2123
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdm1313
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, the latest New Belgium seasonal to grace Alberta liquor store shelves.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly creamy off-white head, which leaves some chunky snow mass lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of bready, doughy pale grainy malt, soft earthy yeast, a touch of lemon/lime citrus, some middling Belgian candy sugars, banana chips, and some tame coriander and white/black pepper spice. The taste is sharp, grainy pale malt, a further white bread sweetness, indistinct pome fruit esters, more heady coriander and rainbow peppercorn dusty spice, banana-flavoured cotton candy, and a twinge of demi-sec white wine booziness.

The carbonation is quite light and engaging in its lilting frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight, and fairly smooth, the yeast the only interloper, and it came in hands-up, and so very non-threatening. It finishes on the sweet side, but just, as the pastry-adjacent malt takes in the wan citrus, and other attendant sugars to put the finishing touches on this one.

A very agreeable, solid, and yet easy-going version of the style, with an extra soupcon of alcohol to remind us all that autumn's cool winds are but a few sad, reflective weeks hence. Worthy of a go now, then, and anytime you're in the mood for a well-rounded farmhouse ale.

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and straw yellow in color with a fluffy white, finger width head, which displays fair retention before breaking down to a thin sheet of surface suds. Lacing is mostly spotty with a few chunks here and there.

Smell - Aroma consists of wheat, faint banana, a touch of clove spice and just a hint of mustiness.

Taste - Spicier than the nose led on, with clove and light white pepper notes. Wheat undertone. Banana hits with a bit of unripened green character, and a touch of mild lemon gives it a pleasant, citrusy bite near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Crisp finish.

Overall - Drinks an awful lot like a hefe/saison hybrid, similar to the old FW Solace summer seasonal. I loved that beer. I can dig on this one too. Too bad this is a fall seasonal; I'd have slayed these all summer long. I may buy another sixer or two, but with awesome stout and porter seasonal releases just around the corner, I fear this may get lost in the shuffle.

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Photo of scaryguy4u
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Long Table Farmhouse Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 318 ratings