Pig Farmer Saison
Country Boy Brewing

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Belgian Saison
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3.5 | pDev: 12.29%
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
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3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Finer that splitting a frog hair four ways... (ok, that's only permissible because its a Country Boy brew), and yet splitting hairs, their newest farmhouse-style ale explores the lines of both saison and German hefeweizen.


Glad to get that out of my system. Pig Farmer pours with a delicate canary-yellow hue that's formidably cast with a veil of unadulterated yeast that scatters the back light. After a semi-creamy head rises to greet the rim of the glass, it slowly fades into obscurity as the racy ale falls dormant soon after, trailing with mild fingerling lace.

Its grassy-sweet aromas come with baking bread, whole wheat and a pleasant hop scent of grass, lemon and mint. But those fruity tones mount as green apple, white grape and papaya play into its aromatic mix. Leading into the first sip, an aura of vanilla and mint waft about.

Its earthy-sweet taste kicks off with those doughy, bready, and confectionary taste to form an early taste of sugar cookie, but laced with fresh-cut grass and mint. Fruity in the middle palate, those tangy apple and lemon flavors weave into the early sweetness and extend into its moderately acidic finish. As the beer closes, a return to vanilla, tea and mint give a smooth and iron-clad linger.

Though promising to start, the beer's racy effervescence is short lived as its texture gets light and thin rather quickly. Its middle is charged with fleeting carbonation and leaves a long draw that's neither sprite nor creamy. Yet its finish is dry, wafer-thin and warming/cooling like, again... mint!

Just shy of banana and light on wheat, without these attributes, Pig Farmer slimly qualifies as saison. Where a lot of similarities occur between Belgian lighter colored ales and the wheat beers of Germany, the farmhouse styles should be the most distinctive- lead by utmost spice and dry effervescence.

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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured with a brilliant radiance of iridescent yellow that was cloudy like a glass of lemonade. The head was fizzy and thin and was short for this world.

The aroma was classic farmhouse but very light. Grassy straw, and spicy peppercorn and clove there are tinges of lemon or citrus.

The flavor is watery and light but very nice. The clove is subtle, peppercorn less spicy and the lemongrass subdued but it keeps an authentic airy farmy taste. Lemon and citrus meld well with the grassy malt. This actually gives the impression of home brew from inside a barn.

The feel is watery plain and simple.

I enjoyed this Saison as it was balanced and easy, light and drinkable, maybe just too light.

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Pig Farmer Saison from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 8 ratings