Good Farmhouse Ale | McCoy's Public House

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McCoy's Public House
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a very complex style; with a very fruity aroma and flavor - mostly from the use of a unique Belgian Ale Yeast used to ferment this tasty beer. Look for earthy yeast tones and mild tartness and lots of spice. McCoy's Farmhouse Ale tends to be semi-dry with lots of Fruity and flavor and aroma. It is unfiltered and characteristically cloudy.

Our Good Farmhouse is named for the farmer, Gib Good, who generously picks up our spent grains every week; rain, snow or shine…

Added by zeff80 on 03-29-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at McCoy's in a standard wide-bowl Belgian tulip glass.

Appearance - A tawny golden color with some haziness to it. Not much head to speak of, but I get the impression that is partly because of the time from being poured at the bar to it getting out to our table. By the time it arrived, there was a half-finger of yellowish-white head.

Smell - I've heard people talk about the bubblegum esters in Hefeweizens before, but never really had a beer that gave me any hints of the flavor. This is the first beer to do that (oddly not a hefe), and I have to say I actually thought it made the beer rather interesting.

Taste - Again, the esters of bubblegum, some hint of banana, tropical punch in a way that gave me the impression of kool-aid but without the cloying sweetness. I get some wheaty cracker elements as well, but mostly it's the esters. The spiciness that I love in a farmhouse seems to be missing.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with decent carbonation and a clean finish.

Overall, the bubblegum aspect is rather intriguing, but also makes the beer rather one note. It's nice as a changeup if you're at McCoy's doing a long drinking session, but that's about it. I've definitely had worse.

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Photo of burninggoat
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reaper16
2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

served on-tap at McCoy's Public House, Kansas City, MO, into a tulip glass

Pours a straw yellow color that isn't really far off from the color of many lagers. The head is not big in size, but it impresses in density. It's like a nickle-thick cloud that maintains itself for a long while.

This beer smells and tastes much like my homebrewed experiments with the Saison style, which is to say that it smells and tastes like a poor example of the style. There are yeast aromas of banana and clove and a bit of plastic, and there are some crackery blonde malts. The flavor is totally yeast-driven, but the yeast isn't doing what it should. This beer tastes more like a Hefewiezen than it does, say, Saison Dupont. This beer is all yeasty esters all the time

The beer feels fine: the carbonation level is good and the body is nice and dry. Overall, though, it's a stylistic mess of a beer that isn't worth ordering, not if you love farmhouse ales.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a hazy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.

S - It smelled fruity and funky with some estery notes.

T - Fruity, funky and yeasty with a nice caramel and grain backbone. Really spot on saison taste.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really good saison. Probably the best beer I've had a McCoy's.

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Photo of theonetrueking
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful taste with a bold smell

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i liked this one a lot more than others it looks like, a little something different in this one. its hazy and orange, think with yeast sediment and a full inch of white head on it. looks delicious, maybe a tad dense, but looks the part. it smells really tropical, a mix of the hops used and the yeast im sure, but i get mango and pineapple all the way, with a touch of tannic sharpness from the yeast. the flavor shows a lot of tropical fruit too, dried fruit mix, like in a cereal or something, works really well with the thicker wheat base and the yeast, which cuts through all the body quite a bit. the yeast is interesting here, a mix of belgian and funk elements. all the fruit makes this unique, but its far too sweet to be real drinkable, although the one glass was excellent. residual sugar bogs it down, a little more patience to dry it up and its a real winner.

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Good Farmhouse Ale from McCoy's Public House
3.6 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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