Arkansas Farmhouse Ale | Saddlebock Brewery

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3.87/5
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37 Ratings
Arkansas Farmhouse AleArkansas Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by capnamerica on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,510
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
37
pDev:
13.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of jaydoc
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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 +3.4%

Photo of Tone
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, alcohol, citrus (raspberries?), slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, fresh herb (marjoram?), slight pine, hint of hops, and yeast. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong bacterial funk, strong yeast, sweet malt, slight hops, alcohol, citrus, hint of pine, and herbs. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BKotch
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saddlebock Arkansas Farmhouse Ale

A: Golden/Amberish color, with white head.
S: Fruity
T: Lots of flavor. Fruity but unique. Alcohol finish but considering the high abv it is not overwhelming.

Overall: Really enjoyed this beer. Tried it at the brewery and ended up ordering another one later that night at dinner.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bump8628
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cambabeer
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of capnamerica
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.13/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of sporklift87
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doowhat
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGoodStout
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of infinitebruner
2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Arkansas Farmhouse Ale from Saddlebock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 37 ratings