Napoleon Sour Farmhouse Ale | Free Will Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Free Will Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 06-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of micromaniac129
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow. In my tulip it had a rather tall head which was white and receeded to a thick collar. Some lacing but not much.
Aroma was sour and vinagary. The farmhouse comes after that with wheat malts yeast and a tad bit of funk.
Taste is good. Lemony tartness with a farmhouse sweetness. Drinks thin but good
A pretty good beer I would drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy yellow brew with a bubbly looking head on top. The lacing and retention are very minimal. The smell of the beer is decent, some light funky aromas coming off of it, there are aromas of lemon and spice in there too. The taste has a subtle sourness to it which I like, it keeps it drinkable. The other thing I like is the addition of the Vanilla beans, that creates a very light natural sweetness to the flavor of the beer also. The mouthfeel is thin, a little watery but I suppose it should be. Overall I thought this was a pretty neat beer.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


A pale straw yellow with a foamy paper white cap. Fades rather quickly, with little to no lacing left behind.

The nose is fairly tame. Grass, spicy earth, hay, lemons, and toasted white bread underneath. Nothing really jumping out and asserting itself.

Grass and earth hit first with a rush of citrus through the middle. The finish is long and dry, with a good amount of hay and some fruity esters poking through (grapes, green apples.)

Light body, with strong carbonation. Having 'sour' in the name and not delivering anything beyond a light tartness is pretty bold.

Everything was too tame for me. Not bad flavor or aroma, just tame and lacking in the sour department.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Blue Dog

Napoleon sour Farmhouse Ale looks a bright banana peel orange color with some yellow peeking in the color scheme. The head is short lived dwindling into a white cap and eventually dying. No Stick on the glass. Smell is on the grassy side with some earthy quality and some hay. Small amount of fruit, but an apparent bready scent from the yeast. Overall, smells like a grassy saison. Not much sour if any at all, and it's hard to call this tart. Tastes include apple, pear, ripe pineapple and some underlining yeast. Grassy with some grain and small hop taste. Feel is on the light side with light carb as well. The beer tasted fine, not any major flaws, yet not something that opened my eyes wide.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Napoleon Sour Farmhouse Ale from Free Will Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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