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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #508
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,493
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.93%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
51
From:
Trophy Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
88
Very Good
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy orange body with one finger head and lace on top of an aroma that has both a strong citric hop presence and prevelant yeast strain sticking out along with some spices. Smooth, easy to drink, light body, some sweetness in there from yeast as well a touch of fruit (tropical?) and possible candi sugar. Good spices and a strong hop presence keep it balanced and give it a hoppy, crisp finish. Interesting beer as I'm not sure I'd call it a saison but I'm not really sure what kind of beer it is.

Apr 28, 2014
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at Trophy and served in a stemmed pint, the beer was an opaque, orange-copper coloring with a halo of white head. Nose of cedar, pepper, and resin. Hoppier than I was expecting. Flavors of pine pitch, grass, and pine tassel forward, with a resinous backbone, and spices throughout of lemon pepper, lemongrass, and cloves. Smooth and light, with an aftertaste blend of spices. Lingering, smooth finish. Very different, very tasty beer.

Feb 17, 2014
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Wolfpack2005 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Servered from a 32 oz growler into snifter.

A-A clean amber/copper color with a nice 1-1.5 finger head that leaves some nice lacing.

S-Tropical fruits and citrus hops dominate the nose with hints of caramel malts and saison funk.

T-Nice smooth and sweet malt character open up the flavor profile an transitions into the pineapple and mango flavors that is juxtaposed with a mild bitterness from the hops. Also catching a little bit of that traditional saison funky/barnyard taste on the back end.

M-Smooth and juicy, heavier than average body for the style. Slightly above average levels of carbonation.

O-Great beer, not your traditional saison more of a hybrid IMO, but still an excellent brew.

May 10, 2013
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wedge from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

@ Trophy

Served a foggy garnet colored body with a head than quickly settles to a white ring. Juicy citrus and pineapple aromas upfront followed by light Belgian yeast, grass, and a doughy sweetness. Zesty, peppery citrus flavor, sweet through the middle, with some ripe, fruity esters. Tingly, fairly crisp, and medium bodied. Not super farmhouse-y, but juicy and pretty tasty overall.

Mar 11, 2013
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 51 ratings