Barrel Aged Flowers: Dandelion
Free Will Brewing Co.

Barrel Aged Flowers: DandelionBarrel Aged Flowers: Dandelion
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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 3.77%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Free Will Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Barrel Aged Flowers: DandelionBarrel Aged Flowers: Dandelion
Notes: This mixed culture saison was foudre fermented and finished in a single wine barrel with handpicked dandelion flowers from the grounds surrounding the brewery. Fresh, soft floral notes, with pleasant leafy, green bitterness, sun warmed earth, and dandelion milk sap.
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold, highly effervescent, with two-plus fingers of rocky, white head. Decent retention and solid lacing.

Lovely aroma of light pear, lemon, peach and clear wood. A little skunky, funky weediness behind.

Delicately sweet up front with the same light fruitiness from the nose, joined quickly by the wood and what I assume is a dandelion weed quality. Fairly strong bitterness helps balance out a dry, almost puckering finish.

Just a hint of heft and some tight carbonation in the understated mouthfeel suit this saison nicely.

Another excellent brew from one of the more underrated beer makers.

Jun 14, 2020
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fantastic Saison- light on the floral notes. Great dryness! Probably ready to drink, now. Prolonged aging doesn't seem like it'll change much about this beer, so enjoy it!

Jun 29, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 31, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden pour with thick fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tart and funky... citrus, herbal notes, and funk.

T.F: Tart up front. Some fruit sweetness, lemon citrus, funk, and oak. Some floral character but damned if I know what the dandelion is adding. Complex and lightly acidic... white wine and green fruit. Light bodied... fizzy carbonation. Tart and fruity to finish.

O: An absolutely outstanding Saison. Delicious, unique, and one to seek out.

Dec 04, 2019
Barrel Aged Flowers: Dandelion from Free Will Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 4 ratings