Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale | Armadillo Ale Works

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Greenbelt Farmhouse AleGreenbelt Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Armadillo Ale Works
Texas, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Michaeldmanley on 09-02-2013

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, Yeasty, Rindy, Spicy

This American-Belgian Weizen hybrid brewed with coriander seed and grapefruit peel pours a cloudy peach with a tight, white lace out of the can. Soft yeast aroma, some spice, and grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Flavor brings a slight apple tartness, grapefruit rinds, peppercorn, pithy astringency, soft coriander, and yeastiness with very little sweetness. There’s some breadiness with a dry, husky, and grainy finish. A most interesting hybrid.

STYLE: Farmhouse Ale | ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp golden color with a finger width carbonated head. Head retention is decent, as is lacing. Strong farmhouse yeast and coriander aroma. There is some spiciness to it as well. It does seem more artificial, though. Bready farmhouse yeast taste with a spicy hoppy burst, ending in a strong coriander aftertaste. Very decent beer. More of a farmhouse/witiber hybrid. Not something I would seek out, but would bring a six pack to a party to share.

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Photo of ZBowden
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden clear with white foamy head nice retention, smells very piney with a cracker like yeast hint and a little spiciness, tastes similar sweet on the front and a little bitter finish with a very clean finish and smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +8.4%

The Farmhouse Ale description seems a bit deceptive. This reminds me of Karbach Weisse Versa, a hybrid American wheat ale with some Belgian wit spicing.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

A-golden amber color with a decent white head and no lacing

S-wheat, lemon, yeast, hint of orange

T-wheat, orange, little lemon, little coriander and pepper, mild bitter finish

F-medium boys with moderate carbonation, little dry

O-easy drinking saison, nothing stands out

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: I'm drinking this out of a can, but going off of the last time I had this (on tap): Golden-yellow with a slight head; foggy, wheat-y body.

S: Yeast, lemon, wheat, grass.

T: So refreshing for the style... Yeast, wheat, straw, lots of lemon juice, fresh grass, ripe apple, citrus notes, pepper, zest, and some seedy bread.

M: Lighter side of medium with some descent carb.

O: I love this beer as a go-to, because it's so refreshing and zesty. The strong straw/wheat character really shows through and makes the beer come to life.

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Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a teku.

A: Hazy dark golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles pretty quickly. No real lacing.

S: Yeast, orange, nectarine, and raspberry.

T: Very yeasty sourdough, with a bit of orange peel.

M: Light, crisp and refreshing. Lightly bitter finish. Well-balanced.

D: Sessionable, but worth savoring the funk.

Atmosphere is nice. Nearly opaque golden body, bubbly head, no lacing. Nose is yeasty with a collection of fruity components. Light, a little bitter, but very well-balanced. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.72/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can pours a fairly clear gold color with a small white head. Not much for retention and lace.

Nose is honey, coriander, chamomile and graham crackers. Nowhere do I get any farmhouse aromas.

Calling this a farmhouse ale is like calling Miller Light a way, no how. Spiced saisons in general are one of my beer pet peeves - this one tastes like an American Wheat Ale with honey, syrup and coriander added in. Its not an atrocious beer, but it is far from advertised and I am pissed I spent 10 bucks on a sixer of this thinking I was going to get a saison. Mouthfeel is too heavy and sweet for a saison - there is nothing crisp, or wheat-like about it. If it was called a Blonde Ale with spices, it would fare much better.

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Photo of pjkelley82
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a trade with Scm2787 to even things up. Thanks...

Not really a fan of farmhouse ales/saisons .. but this one was pretty good.. a bit hoppy and spicy but super clean and well rounded. Beautiful mouthfeel nice finish and exceptionally drinkable. I had a friend try it and he wound up taking the other can... I imagine this is not the albeit of great farmhouse ales but it surely is a give it a try type of beer.

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Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy grapefruit mist. Bubbles are active and the head is somewhat thin and stringent and dissipates pretty quickly.

S - Wonderful sweet smell of grapefruit and coriander. Hint of phenol. Slightly grassy.

T - Upfront punch of grapefruit, followed by the phenols and smooths over in the end like a classic saison. Tartness lingers.

M - Slick not very heavy, perhaps a little too much carbonation for the taste.

O - Pretty good little farmhouse ale. Nothing big, very drinkable. One of the most sessional saisons I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. Could definitely go through a few of these in one night.

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Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale from Armadillo Ale Works
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