Maybelle | The Commons Brewery

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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Farmhouse ale aged in Adelsheim Vineyard chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces cultured from drie fonteinen in Beersel, Belgium. We believe this beer will continue to develop in the bottle over time.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 03-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
9
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Raziel313
2.84/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

White head. Golden orange color.

Funky and sour. Fruity. Green apples and lemon zest. Tannins. Oaky.

Clean and easy drinking sour. Very wine forward. Enjoyable!

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Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared from bomber (showing 6.40 ABV) into 1/2-pint mason jar. Nicely complex farmhouse ale. Would be interesting to see if aging improves, or flattens out.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnieNepal
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebigredone
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreeBear
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of helios7
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamato14
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle of an unknown bottling date. Served in a Side Project stemmed glass 3/15/2015.

A- Hazy copper-orange body, two finger thick and effervescent white head, splotches of lacing, above average retention time.

S- Crisp tart lemon, a bit of barnyard funk, wheat, peppercorn, oak, a hint of white wine. Smells sweeter than it actually tastes.

F- A bit of white wine dryness, tart lemon, funk, hay, wheat, fair amount of dry oak. Not as much peppercorn as on the nose.

M- Medium bodied, crisp and dry, not particularly soft or velvety like some of the other better barrel-aged saisons I've had. Stil, very drinkable with a nice combination of tart lemon and oak on the finish.

O- Pretty damn solid barrel-aged saison. It's not Flora or Saison du Fermier, but it's not that far away either.

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Photo of Petcha
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mjhall1989
4.52/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Markito
4.48/5  rDev +12%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of bccocx
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'd call this beer a not so poor man's Saison du Fermier. It really delivers on almost all those same notes. I did not get a lot of wine character or barrel/oak on this beer, but it didn't need it. Lively nose with some lemon, hay, and almost a light spice like ginger. The taste is all you'd want from a wild saison. I get a ton of brett and just some nice lemony tartness. The carb is also great for a real bounce to the mouthfeel. I'd drink this anytime I could find it.

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Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Maybelle from The Commons Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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