Urban Farmhouse Ale | The Commons Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States
commonsbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditionally, Farmhouse Ales were brewed on farms in the French and Flemish regions of Belgium. These beers were born out of necessity as most water was not potable and the farmers needed a refreshing beverage to offer the hardworking farmhands. Our rendition was developed in the spirit of that tradition. The beer pours golden with a floral nose and a soft underlying hop bitterness with a crisp finish.

Added by chumba526 on 02-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
21.96%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A foam-up at first pour. Even on later pours it stays quite frothy for an unusually long time. Quite handsome with the golden color in the Brewery Vivant tulip. Just a light fragrance of floral yeastiness. Very slim body.

This is a drier sort of Farmhouse Ale to start with. There is a kiss of malt and a pale fruitiness. Distinctive Belgian yeasty taste but everything else is very subtle. The drying effect erases any hint of sweetness at the finish. Rather spicy with a moderately bitter aftertaste.

Maybe we're so used to more flavorful styles of Belgian brews we expect more when that tangy note rings the taste buds. Thoroughly drinkable as a step up from a "Table Beer." From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Market of Choice in Eugene.

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Photo of dimitrov
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy milky yellow with a huge creamy white head that retains well (it's actually growing), and leaves a bunch of lacing.

The aroma is earthy funky yeast with some sweet bready malt and a little fruit and spice.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and some funky yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent saison.

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BurdockBoy
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JFrank78
4.67/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very yummy farmhouse, with nice hop notes and a bit of fruit on the nose. Not too sweet and has a flavorful, lingering finish. Highly recommend, this is by far one of the better West Coast saisons on the market.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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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

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Crazydaddyo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of markcp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of beerloverofbham
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Gmann
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a frothy pure white head that settles into a chunky cap.

The aroma is faint. There is a weak clove from the yeast and a weak multi-grain bread note from the malt. A bit corn like.

The taste is of a light pils malt; a bit watery. The yeast provides more of a clove presence than the aroma. Perhaps a hint of pepper. Very light in the flavor.

The feel is light and very fizzy. Quite airy on the palate. Not much of a presence of anything. Very neutral.

An extremely boring saison. Almost no flavor to this beer. No real off flavors so there is that. Pass on this beer.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of drone
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EliotRosewater
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Urban Farmhouse Ale from The Commons Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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