Barn Burner | Karbach Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 06-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.33/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Too spicy for me. Nice big head outof 12 oz can. Nice nice color and smell. All good until I took a mouthful

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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This is overly sweet for a saison, with too much emphasis on the malts. Lacks the starhcy dry feel you'd expect from a good saison as well as any spice profile whatsoever. Not funky or peppery, nor even Belgian in character. Simple, shallow, and not true to the style.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.62/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy brassy color. Head thins out quickly. Smell has the typical American saison thing going on. Really pronounced yeast. Very spicy and fruity. Taste is very sweet for my taste. The spiciness is more subdued than in the smell. Nice bready malts and a really nice floral aftertaste. If this were a bit less sweet and had a little less alcohol, it would be pretty great. Mouthfeel is severely lacking in carbonation. I think the lack of carbonation raises the perceived sweetness. Overall this is an OK attempt at an American saison. Really can't compete with some of the better Belgian examples. It's flawed, but salvageable if Karbach decides to tweak the recipe.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.66/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can pours a mostly clear gold color that is pretty dark for the style with a pretty average cap of off-white head. Retention and lacing are both very pedestrian as well.

Nose is sharp tangerine and some coriander. Too much spice, doesn’t let any of the delightful lemony wheat and soft yeast found in a good saison shine through.

Taste again shows too much spice additions, it tastes like a strong witbier. The malt is too heavy and sweet as well. The hops and spices clash on top of that and you pretty much get this disaster of a beer. I don’t think I have been this disappointed in Karbach before, definitely been more hits than misses in their young pupilage as a brewery. Not a fan of the Barn Burner...lighten up the malt, throw away the spice jar and up the wheat percentage....basically scrap this and start over. I hate to dis on a good local brewery, but this beer is not even average for the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Barn Burner from Karbach Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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