Barn Burner | Karbach Brewing Co.

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197 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of CapRedd
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is hazy deep yellow and lots of a tight white head with a lot of lacing. Nose has a moderate farmhouse yeast, lightly dusty, with a faint pepper and strong lemon. Taste is quite a bit sweeter, faint farmhouse, no dustiness. Really no pepper, lots of sweet malt, hints of candied sugar and strong lemon. Lighter carb, syrupy body, a bit thick.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KJV1963
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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Photo of Magery
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Sara24
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, delicious, calming saison from Texas.

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Photo of Duff27
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RandyPuckett
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JFear
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erushing
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Forced to write notes due to an outlier rating.


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 Kuges
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ARoman
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into a shaker. There's an aroma that's bright lemon zest with some some graham cracker notes hiding underneath, some light egg drop soup notes, and a light herb (coriander). The beer is just slightly hazy with a straw hue and a dense foam, white head that mostly disappears, leaving only a light retention and lace. The taste is a bit north of medium sweet with a complimentary, medium light bitter. The beer is soft with a foamy and spritzy carbonation, an oily texture, and a medium light body flavored by bread, lemon, and some tropical notes with a crisp, clean finish of clean lemon and coriander along with a hint of graham cracker and bitter citrus. The aftertaste is short and the beer is quite clean and refreshing.

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Photo of Pxlwix
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck89
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HomebrewBrad
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.31/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz canned 12/29/14, poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a hazy pale straw color with a small creamy and foamy white head that has good retention, eventually settling to a film skimming the top

S- spicy and yeasty up front with notes of dried hay, grass, basement must, ripe pear & phenols, classic saison aroma

T- spicy and earthy yeast & wheat flavor follows the aroma up front, fruity notes of green apple, pear & lemon rind. Earthy, grassy and phenolic finish with more spicy yeast on the linger

M- medium body with medium bubbly carbonation leads to a foamy and lively mouthfeel that continues into a dry finish

O- I was very surprised by this saison, it is very well made and rivals some Belgian examples, I'd drink this all summer if it were available to me. I can't believe how low this is rated, it has to be people who don't appreciate the style, because this is spot on

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Photo of MoCityTxBeast
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theniz
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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