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Fence Post Session Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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Fence Post Session AleFence Post Session Ale

Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co.
Alabama, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 10-31-2013

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3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Golden amber in color with a thin white head, lots of carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Faint cloves, with a fruity citrus smell. Grassy/earth like notes as well.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops with grassy/earth flavors.

Overall: Good brew. I would have this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.52/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Bottled on date of 29 Oct. 2013.
Pour is hazy apricot with a small head that soon reduces to a couple of thin islands.

Aroma: strength of a kolsch but character of a saison.
Flavor: fruity and malty.

O: a session ale and drinks like one in the poor sense that it has little substance. Too bad, because this is distinctive and would be interesting if the flavor and aroma were ramped up a bit.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, part of a group of 'new' offerings from this brewery to appear of late on your finer Alberta booze shelves.

This beer pours a hazy, pale tarnished golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and lightly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some sudsy hanging curtain lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a bit of biscuity white crackers (not a comment on the origin of this brewery, I swear!), earthy yeast, muddled peppery spice, and some weak leafy, grassy, and herbal hops. The taste is grainy, crackery pale malt, a prominent apple and green grape fruitiness, redacted yeast, and a more peppy leafy, floral, and grassy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite light in its plain and innocuous frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a wee yeasty astringency that stupid song stuck in your head from earlier in the day. It finishes off-dry, just, the biscuity malt and lingering grassy hops seeing to that.

Overall, not a bad version of the style, the crisp factor certainly well hit upon. Easy to drink, and not as simple as I might have been expecting - I could crush a sixer of these on a hot day, no problem, except for the near 30 dollar Yankee (sorry) import price around here, that is.

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3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Good Beer. Had it on Tap when out to eat at Simp McGees in Decatur, AL. Light and refreshing with good carbonation. Definitely recommend with seafood!!

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Fence Post Session Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
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