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Maitrise | Fulton Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Farmhouse Ale with Nelson Sauvin hops.

Added by XmnwildX12 on 05-09-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
22.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by einman:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brent_B
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really hard to review. The aroma has huge notes of banana, tropical fruit, and farmhouse funk. Sweet and tart overall. Somewhat putrid rotten fruit aroma as well, which should be disgusting, but I can't stop smelling it, like staring at a terrible car accident.

The taste is similar, with overripe tropical fruit and banana somewhat balanced by light funky and spicy notes. I am a little less forgiving of the rotten fruit in the taste than the aroma.

Moderate carbonation, medium body with a tart, borderline dry, finish. Overall, this is a huge Saison, driven by very overripe fruit notes. Fascinating beer overall, but not sure how much I actually like it.

Edit: Days later I am thinking about drinking it again. That says something.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had this from a growler and on tap at the Pig & Fiddle.
A: Hazy copper amber under a thin white foam collar that leaves splotches of lace.
S: fruit, over ripe fruit, traces of banana.
T: fruit, caramel and biscuit, banana, hops are not aggressive F: Medium body, medium carbonation to a touch above
O: An easy to drink saison.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A fruity and floral yeast driven aroma with hints of spices and dry fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of farmhouse funk, pepper, and slight clove. Fruit esters of banana, pear, lemon zest, and apple. Pale malt hints of wheat, straw, grains, and biscuit. Also some hints of floral and earthy hops. A pretty nice Belgian style aroma.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a fruity, yeasty, and floral Belgian style taste with notes of dry fruit and spice. Upfront Belgian style yeast with some spice notes of pepper, farmhouse funk, and clove. Dried fruit notes of banana, pear, apple, and lemon. Bready malt notes of grains, wheat, straw, cracker, and biscuit. Subtle floral and earthy hop presence. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and smooth with a drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A pretty good take on an Imperial Farmhouse style ale. Good balance of spice and fruit esters. A nice imperial counterpart to Fulton’s Expat.

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Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andesite83
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one. Bottle 1207 of 3000. 750ml capped bottle into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is floral and woody. Hints of grape, flour, grass, citrus fruit, brown sugar and funk. Really unique and very aromatic. A touch powdery on the palate. Notes of wine grape, oak, peat, booze, coriander and peppercorn. A touch too sweet with a mellow tartness. End is spicy with more wet wood. Solid. Kind of a weird combination of flavors. Fluffy, foamy and frothy in the mouth. Sparkles on the palate and finishes quenching, funky and dry. Very good.

Its hard to say how I feel about this beer. Certainly one-of-a-kind though.

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Photo of thorkelson
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has a nice golden orange hue. It looks like a DIPA. Just a slight barnyard funk. Taste like a refreshing saison no way I would have guessed the ABV.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear golden hue with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch frothy white head with good retention.
S: Hint of spicy citrus, some farmhouse funk, toasted grains (?barley), white pepper, and mild earthy minerals. Just a faint hint of Nelson (white wine).
T: White grape, spicy grains, and some off funk notes. The pieces didn't quite come together...off notes and a bit off balance.
M: Light-medium body. Hint of sweetness. Bitter and dry throughout. Becoming more bitter in the finish.
D: The idea was interesting with the Nelson Sauvin hops, but I don't think they quite fit with everything else here. I was intrigued by this beer, but unfortunately left disappointed.

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Photo of dizztracted
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsaffert
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at brewery. Pours a slight hazed golden yellow color with a white head smell is classic saison with funk,lemon, grass and citrus, taste follows nose, lemon citrus grass with funky yeast with subtle hops, mouth feel is dry with a white wine and hop finish, i like saison's and i liked this one.

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Photo of Cramerican
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonerbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Maitrise from Fulton Beer
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