Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale | Armadillo Ale Works

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
10 Reviews
Read the review
Greenbelt Farmhouse AleGreenbelt Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Armadillo Ale Works
Texas, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Michaeldmanley on 09-02-2013

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by gtermi:
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

More User Reviews:
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)

 607 characters

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucas4990
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of hsus0225
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

 152 characters

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.

 423 characters

Photo of Westyn
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of uncccegr
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of 104bob
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of mcdsports
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of texsmitty
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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 pilsener...no 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.

 740 characters

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jkn09
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CaptinKraken
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of cam12
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of greenspointexas
3/5  rDev -18.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale from Armadillo Ale Works
3.69 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!