Magnolia Redux | Urban Family Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Urban Family Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
urbanfamilybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry hopped farmhouse ale with mosaic and amarillo.

Added by devoured_by_vermin on 07-23-2016

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

great beer, one of their best so far, and while i think they all have basically the same brett profile and i am not in love with it, it works better here than in most of their other uses for it, and this represents some of their best work. the label art is stunning, and the beer is just as pretty, really pale, mostly clear, straw colored, and with a rising airy champagne bubbly head on it. a tiny bit of the cat pee hop thing, but its something i get from amarillo more often than not, not a beer flaw. the hops are maybe a little faded, not sure my bottle is fresh, but i like the way the brett and the hops interact, fruit notes and fruit notes, green apple, lemon, lime, white grape, its great! the grain base is really light, pils and pale wheat types it seems, not much else, but really perfect for the other flavors, it all stays so light ad alive. the brett is warm and overly flavorful, i think thats often true in their wild beers, like its not all the way figured out yet, but it has a real rustic farmy mustiness about it that i think is a cool contrast to the freshness of the malt and the hops. some juiciness in the finish, highly aromatic almost makes me taste ipa notes here, tons of funk, simple but layered, and real good. the best part is the feel, which is bone dry and pops like champagne, past effervescent to almost frenetic. i hope this is a sign of things to come from urban family, who has been all over the map in my experiences so far...

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Photo of teromous
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't see any bottle date listed on the bottle or label.

Appearance: The body is hazy with a light gold straw color. The head is thick, white, and fluffy. It slowly fades down to a shorter head. It retains a very nice looking head and leaves some spotty lacing.

Aroma: It has a strong urea aroma with lemon and what smells like the oily and sticky outside of a hop bine. The aroma is addicting.

Taste: It has more of that strong herbal character reminiscent of the outside of the hop plant more than the straight lupulin; not vegetal but just a deep earthy and herbal character. There is also this bright lemon and grapefruit flavor without all of the bitterness. Not a lot of flavor at the end. It's a great tasting beer but the finish just drops off.

Mouthfeel: No sourness and very little bitterness to the beer. It is light bodied and easy to drink. Good carbonation. Off-dry finish.

Overall: It's an amazing farmhouse ale. I think that this would also be a good bridge for either hop lovers or farmhouse ale lovers looking for something transitional. It has a lot of hop flavor without the bitterness. The herbal character of the beer goes a long way to compliment the farmhouse style and the bright lemon character really elevates the beer. I would highly recommend it and I would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of zshaft
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm not a huge saison fan but this is good. good color with better mouthfeel than most farmhouse beers. taste is typical funk but end palate is nice with notes of fruit and melon. overall a good saison that leans toward a crossover ale like a light Belgian ipa. i would reccomend this beer to anyone interested in belgain stuff. only drawback was the price.

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Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, melon, berry, tangerine, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, white peppercorn, white bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, melon, berry, tangerine, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, white peppercorn, white bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, melon, berry, pear, apple, white peppercorn, white bread, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, and lightly creamy/grainy/sticky mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an outstanding dry hopped saison! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Favoring the earth and the yeast spice over that of sourness, Urban Family's Magnolia Redux carries a hoppy scent and a rustic weave through the session. Musty and bright, the beer is as old world as it is new world.

Opening with a bright and citrusy scent, the nose is both pungent and fresh with pineapple, grapefruit and geranium as those aromas billow over a froth pour of hazy straw and arid honeycomb froth. Its taste is supple and short with grain, bread and faint powdered sugar.

As its sweetness quickly lifts, the beer trends tart and earthy. Citrus, tropical and melon fruits have a musty or branch-ripened dehydrated character. Yet juicy still, the beer's earthen charm reveals elements of damp burlap, weathered oak, wet hay and a mild goaty flare. Pleasantly bitter and spicy to close, the taste of grass clippings and white pepper hint toward a medicinal finish but stops shortly before.

Medium-light, the palate expects elevated sweetness but only receives a dry tartness, a plethora of soiled earth, sod and moss with a peppery-dry sensation that reminds the senses of Jolly Pumpkin's early beers.

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Magnolia Redux from Urban Family Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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