Fuck Art - This Is Architecture | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by flyingpig on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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6
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Photo of Sammy
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Farmhouse funk. Grassy taste.some booze warming, seems more than a 5%.. Lacy. This is a must share because of its a sipper. One to have with other complementary tastes. Americo’s bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

this is a damn fine beer, sending a bit of a curious political message, with that unfinished hotel from north korea i think, right? but the beer in the bottle is fantastic. foggy bronze color with a colossal white head, airy and cloud-like, not going anywhere. the nose is hoppy in the citrus family, but real yeasty, tons of farmy funk. not sure if this is brett fermented or conditioned, but it has that kind of nose, and it absolutely has that kind of dryness. the flavor of the grain is rather delicate for its richer reddish color, i get some fruity esters from the yeast too, belgian in nature for sure. there is a classic farmhouse flavor to this, similar to some mikkeller brews, that i just love, but the yeast has manifested itself in a very interesting way in terms of mouthfeel. i take a sip and hold it for just a second, and the intensely fizzy feel continues to expand to point where liquid ceases to exist and all of the beer has turned into a wispy effervescent fluff, and there is basically nothing to swallow anymore, so strange, so unique. this is what makes me think there is some brett in here, but it could just be a killer belgian strain. never had a beer do that, and for it to finish so dry after being both so hoppy and so funky, is amazing. a brilliantly crafted brew here, probably my favorite from these guys so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Remarkable is it how much complexity can be crammed into such a small beer. With a ton of yeast character and not holding back on hops- this lighter bodied Belgian Pale Ale resembles Saison with its effervescent spice and accelerated bitterness.

But to start, the ale billows with a light and fluffy foam column that rises to the rim with ease. Its bone-colored head retains remarkably well while lacing with intricate clumping patterns. Its body beneath is a blend of copper, peach and orange and glows with a yeasty diffused haze.

Void of any sweetness, the malty scent comprises raw barley grain and straw. Fruit impressions abound with oranges, grapefruit and apricot- but do so in a very unripe character. The fruit character bleeds into a highly spicy note of fresh-cracked peppercorn, cumin, cinnamon and an overall earthy leafy scent.

To taste, its once again shy in sweetness. Instead the pang of carbonation gives the palate an instant spiciness that invites the fruit-derives acidity similar to citrus peels and rinds. Again, the yeasty, peppery blend takes hold on the middle palate and further reinforces the taste a dry grain, wet hay and straw. Spicy with peppercorn and earthy cumin once again align with hop bitterness for a pithy and sharp bitterness in finish. The beer's aftertaste is short-lived and leaves a slight cork-like musty wood taste in memory.

Light in body, the evading sweetness and sprite of carbonation pulls the moisture from the mouth and provides a dry prickling sensation early and often. Its warm and spicy finish seems to vanish right off the tongue before having a chance to swallow. This makes the beer highly refreshing and drinkable. Even with a mild grain and hop astringency, the beer has so many positives that its minor flaws are easily overcome.

Where the beer sides with earthen spice and complementing hops- it begs for rich complements like crispy pork belly or foie gras.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of DrBier
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 9/20/2013 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains Belgian yeast, hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. There is some mild caramel and citrus sweetness providing some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice flavorful Saison to drink for a long time.

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, overripe peach color with white head. A lot of funky brett notes in the aroma along with some overripe stonefruits like peach and apricot. Taste follows with the brett funk and some underlying fruit notes. Mouthfeel is really soft and smooth with the right amount of carbonation. Overall this is a really good saison. A lot of brett character without any tartness. Somehow clean overall and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of drewone
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 3 Monts tulip. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a huge four finger white head that dissipates quickly to one finger of persistent foam with massive lacing. Aroma an unusual blend of tropical and stone fruit and spicy saison yeast, quite floral. Quite complex and inviting. Flavor starts with dry saison yeast, Brett, citrus and citrus rind, faint mixed fruit, very slightly sour; quickly dries out even more, finishing bone dry with lingering bitter Brett, almost astringent. The floral quality oddly reassert themselves in a long lingering aftertaste. Light bodied with very active, peppery carbonation. While I almost wish for more of the interesting fruit flavors of the aroma to assert themselves in the taste, I think the brewers created what they were intending, a relatively complex, dry saison with assertive Brett finish. This is not my style and somewhat more Brett than I like, but I still enjoyed this well made saison. The good balance won me over, with a light touch for sourness, and at first for the Brett.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dgilks
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden colour. Fluffy white head. Great lacing and head retention.

Citrus and Brett. Tons of funk and lemon. Slightly sweet.

Sweet malt then Bang. Bitterness. Brett. Funk. Yum. Citrus. Good.

Medium body wig moderately high carbonation. Very good.

Really solid beer. Excellent balance and complexity.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle. Clear orange pour with a very tall head with good retention. Smells funky, like a dank cellar, salty and of overripe sweet fruit. The taste is again funky, with notes of ripe fruit, salt and a bit of lemon zest. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too much alcool presence and sugary.

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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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