Classic Saison | Blackberry Farm Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackberryfarm.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A classic Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale brewed with floor-malted barley and wheat and noble hops

Added by dbrauneis on 06-19-2013

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#5,832
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
307
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to Buck89 for this brew.

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a very nice hazy golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, hoppy, with some nice banana, clove, wheaty, licorice. The taste is malty, yeasty, hoppy, with a pretty nice banana, clove, wheaty, some licorice. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well. nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try this one. Thanks John!

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Photo of loganburgh
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shadyside
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stercomm
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at Beer Temple while visiting my son in Chicago. Big frothy, white head, hazy yellowish gold in color. On the mister pick up classic esters and a hint of grass. Mouthfeel is a blend of tartness with just a touch of sweet, medium carbonation. Taste is some grass with citrus and an earthiness on the finish, still get a very slight tartness very dry on the finish. Very refreshing, classic farmhouse as the name states.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptainHate
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a very pleasant surprise. At the local watering hole I had a choice between Son of Baptist and this on tap. I chose Son of Baptist but picked up a bomber of this for tonight, a warm summer evening that screamed for a Farmhouse Ale.

Poured into a DFH tulip produced a huge white fluffy head over a lemon yellow body. Smell was of a tart grassy slightly citrusy notes. Taste mirrored the smell but with an earthy foundation that made the overt lack of a wine character easier to take. Mouthfeel was superb. I can't imagine a more suitable beer for tonight.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dpotter1991
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris5554
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The more often I drink this, the more I appreciate it. Flavorful (citrus) but not too flavorful. Fizzy and incredibly refreshing. Hazy, not too bitter. It’s not something you could chug down or something you really want to sip, it’s more like something you take a big gulp of and think “wow, that’s good...” and then maybe another shortly following.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sold by the recommendation of Beer Temple staff as the American rendition of the DuPont classic, he still may be right.

Initially tasty, almost great. But not suitable for brunch. Too hoppy. While hops need to balance the malts, the herbs need to complement the food herbs. Not so at a low-herb brunch.

Pairing aside....nice head on this, but otherwise below average Looks. Murky.
Getting nice citrus notes; probably brought out by the yeast. Tastes initially are complex and lip-smacking from the lemon. But too quickly the hops dry out the mouth before salivation builds momentum. Bone dry finish.

OA: the recommendation may still be right. Funny that I did not get warned about the price... worth it once. But still looking for a value like DuPont.

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Photo of BigGold
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at Stock & Barrel, Knoxville, Tennessee, on draft into 10-oz. tulip. Classic Saison is my first beer from Blackberry Farms, and lives up to the name and reputation.

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

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a bright semi-transparent yellow color with a somewhat sturdy finger's worth of white foamy head. Nice and slow dissipation presented a moderate concave lace roaming here and there around the glass.
The aroma blends a nice white wine vinous sour to sweet character over top of some sweet lemon, green apple and pear. Grassy and hay-like hoppy notes meddle in closer to the end.
The flavor took the prior aromas sweetly with an eloquent sour vinous feature that slyly moved over the grassy and hay-like hoppy notes. A touch of earthy spice slid in underneath. Nice aftertaste of the lemon, green apple, pear, grassiness and earthy spice.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a touch under. Carbonation felt fine, almost felt close to being just a touch over, but I did my best to try to control this in my glass. ABV did feel on par.
Overall, pretty darn nice as a saison bringing in the spices to control the vinous sweet and sour character. I'd have this again.

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Classic Saison from Blackberry Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 307 ratings