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Bearded Farmer 2: "McCullough" | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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3.87/5
Very Good
49 Ratings
Bearded Farmer 2: "McCullough"Bearded Farmer 2: "McCullough"
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
McCullough is the second installment in our "Bearded Farmer" series of Saisons. In keeping with the farmhouse brewing tradition, the idea here is to brew each successive beer a little (or a lot) differently than the ones before it. McCullough is brewed with pale, pilsner, and rye malts, spiced with white, green, and pink peppercorns, then fermented with a combination of three strains of wild Brettanomyces yeast.

Added by jsanford on 03-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
pDev:
8.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on: 2/27/13

Appearance: Very pale, straw-hued, almost milky body with a tall, expansive, lasting white head.

Smell: Lightly malty on the nose, hinting of pilsener. Spicy, stinging phenols, sourish lemon juice, Granny Smith apples, and a child's whisper of butyric acid.

Taste: Predominately pils malt upfront, lightly sweet, with touches of grain and hay. Burst of lemon, green apple. Light tartness. Floral menthol vibe riding atop a low tone of raunchiness. Faint spiciness, not discernible as being a product of the peppercorns or not. Dry, very airy finish from the high level of suds.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Highly carbonated, crackly in the mouth.

Overall: It's good, it's refreshing. I would prefer a few tweaks here or there; perhaps a mite less carbonation. Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for the fat, flabby, languid saison you usually see shuffled out of American breweries doors, but, if each pour and every sip is like dealing with a foaming soap dispenser, then, what good does that do me? Hmm?

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a tulip

Enjoyed at Homegrown Brewhouse

A: bright straw colored yellow, with bright white head, decent retention and lots of lacing.

S: tart citric acidity, funky Brett notes, grassy/herbaceous, peppery spice, barnyard notes grow as it warms in the glass

T: lemon, grass, lots of Brett funk, cracked peppercorn, citrus, really excellent

M/D: medium body with a higher carbonation, drying finish, average drinkability

O: very enjoyable saison, I recommend this one

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one opened violently but wasnt a gusher which was a surprise as a gentle pour yielded a glass filled with foam. Cloudy dull gold body with excellent lace, very think head. Aroma is excellent with lemon custard, yeast, pineapple and pale malts. Flavor follows with more lemon custard, herbal and spicey hops, peppercorn, belgian yeast and clove. Medium body, moderate carbonation and semi dry finish. I really enjoyed this one. Its got good belgian character and is very flavorful.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours as mostly foam with a huge, white head on a hazy, golden body. Lots of musty, earthy aromas with notes of lemon, pepper, and coriander. Spicy wheat, with some pepper and lightly earthy flavor. Medium body, high carbonation, and a balanced finish. This is actually a really nice beer, the aroma is great and it is very drinkable. However, the carbonation is ridiculous, to the point it is almost impossible to pour, beware as this is a potential bottle bomb.

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Bearded Farmer 2: "McCullough" from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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