Higashino Farmhouse Ale | Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.

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Higashino Farmhouse AleHigashino Farmhouse Ale
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Higashino Farmhouse AleHigashino Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by largadeer on 06-02-2014

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by largadeer:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Photo of fthegiants
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
1.98/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

a: hazy mixture of rose, mahogany, and amber with a touch of purple. no head on the pour

s: interesting....tart cherry and vinegar up front. there is a light florally rose along with some peppery spice. a hint of oak and lemongrass. this is not at all what i would expect from a saison, we'll see what the flavor does

t: tart cherries and vinegar. there is a little funk in here but thats it. this must be infected :(

m: lighter side of medium, heavy carbonation

o: infected. i'm keeping the review so people know it is infected. will re-review if i can get another bottle

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crazy adjunct saison. Looks great - nice carbonation, a bit darker amber than expected. Nose is spicey, fragrant, a bit floral and earthy ... dried grass and crushed leaves, chomomile, cherry blossoms, white pepper, roses, apples / pears. Flavor layers in a lemony, sauvignon blanc sort of flavor. Definite pear sweetness. The tea zips through in the middle and the toasted rice note follows. Finishes surprisingly bitter. As it warms there is something off and vaguely musty / vegatal but it's fleeting.

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Photo of define333
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours light amber orange color with a white head that disappears quickly.

The nose is very floral, white pepper, and pears. It smells little acidic with some barnyard character. The flavor is very flowery, rose petals, hibiscus tips, matched with pear juice, apples, yeast, and a faint hop presence. This was interesting, nothing special, but interesting.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours super dark. An almost copper color with a one finger light tan head that leaves some great lace down the glass with each sip.

S: Wowzers. A TON going on here. I don't even know where to start. Some light graininess, lots of fresh pear juice, some light cracked pepper, tea and some lemon meringue. I've definitely never come across anything like this before. Not getting "saison" from the smell, but I am getting "tasty."

T: This is a really, really strange beer, but I like. Opens with some pear skin, faint graininess and some freshly cracked pepper. Then moves into juicy lemon pith and underripe d'anjou pear. A very interesting beer, For sure worth a try.

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Photo of Hagbert
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Complex and slightly funky, light pear, tea, light hops and spices.

A: Amberish color, totally clear with a moderate white head of uniform micro-bubbles. There is some lacing in the glass.

T: Slightly funky, light pear, mixed with hops, light spices with very little malt character. Even though the funky brett is noticeable in the flavor, the finish is semi-dry.

M: Medium light bodied with moderate carbonation. The rice gives the beer a very light body.

O: Pretty solid; interesting combination of pear, hops, light spices and bretts. As the beer warms the aroma of tea and spices becomes a bit more pronounced. I am not a tea fan was happy the flavor leans more toward pear, hops, rose hips and bretts - rather than tea.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer delivers on the label. You get the pepper, pear, and floral notes. The body is close to amber and does have some sweetness. This 9/2014 bottle had developed a bit of dryness and bite from the Brett but could use even more time for my tastes. A very lively saison due to the added flavors. I could use a bit more funk and a bit higher carb level but this was very tasty.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ssippisam
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shleepy
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky light amber. Slightly spicy but very fruity (peach, plum). Quite tasty. Relatively light bodied and drinkable.

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Photo of gueuzegossage
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ICMTM
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best saisons I have had this summer. There is a complexity to this beer other saisons do not have. I'm really writing this review because BA says I have to. That's crap! Just because I really like this beer and nobody else does...crap


A: It looks like a beer. Bubbles like a saison and a bit darker than a traditional one. A shade lighter than amber

S: It smells like a saison with pear juice. It's a saison with pear juice...so spot on!

T: It tastes like a beer. A saison style beer...with pear juice. Just like it says. Saison flavors. Slight hay, lemon hop bitter, pear juice

F: It feels like a normal beer. Smooth, refreshing, overall easy to drink

O: I like the beer more than anyone else, therefore I had to write a review. I love saison varieties where most people do not. I'm going to rate them higher than IPAs because I like them more than IPAs. That is absolute crap BA has decided to make me review this beer because I think higher of it than most people. It's a damn fine beer. Don't buy any. I'll get to it all by myself.

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Photo of popery
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a medium to light amber color. It’s fairly cloudy and has a nice, big white head. Lots of fine bubbles. The aroma has apples, pears, earth, pepper, oranges and a little phenolic medicinal note. It has a fair bit of sweetness and fruit, but it doesn’t dominate the flavor as much as expected. I thought that this beer would be a mess of oddball flavors. It’s mostly just a bit too much pear-ish sweetness. Otherwise, it’s a nice saison. The taste is sweet with that pear juice. Mild pepper spice. Some funk. Lots of fruit. Mild bitterness. Some citrus. Medium body. Some heft from that extra sugar. Decent saison. If this had dried out more, I think it would have been a winner.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Higashino Farmhouse Ale from Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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