Arkansas Farmhouse Ale | Saddlebock Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saddlebock Brewery
Arkansas, United States
saddlebock.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by capnamerica on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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2.13/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

May 6, 2014
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

A – About 1 cm of off-white head, beautiful amber/orange color, translucent and lets the light through, highlighting the color. A beautiful looking beer.

S – Smells very sweet, a lot of fruit on the nose. Tangerines, maybe some pineapple. Some alcohol burn.

T – Cloyingly, overwhelmingly sweet. Hard to taste much besides sugar, but there is some tangerine or orange, some other citrus.

M – The sugar sticks around on the tongue for way too long, despite all the fruit and sweetness there’s an unpleasant bitterness.

O – I wonder if this beer could use a lot more time in the bottle to age and mellow out. Right now the sweetness overwhelms all the other aspects of the beer and makes it very hard to drink. I sampled about 8 oz. and threw the rest out.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Made with grits and Arkansas Rice at 9.2% ABV.

Saddlebock Arkansas Farmhouse Ale

A: Golden cloudy amber with a white head. Nice lacing.

S: Floral/fruity, no hops detected. Very sweet smell.

T/M: Sweet taste with prominent fruit fruit in the beginning. Subtle notes of honey with a prominent alcohol finish. Medium body and light to medium carbonation.

O: Very young beer that I would recommend to all Arkansans. I plan on re-reviewing this beer after the brewery has had an opportunity to tweak the recipe.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden color with a white head.

S - It smelled fruity, yeasty and spicy. There were some subtle caramel notes.

T - Sweet and tart. Good yeast and spice with a smooth caramel malt kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp.

D - This is a nice saison.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Arkansas Farmhouse Ale from Saddlebock Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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