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Backwoods Brigade | Frey's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frey's Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RandomExile on 10-28-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
10
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by RandomExile:
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3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange, rich dense persistent head, significant stratified lacing
S: Not sure what to make of it ... this farmhouse ale genuinely smells like a farmyard: pungent fertilized earth. Maybe appealing from a naturalistic standpoint?
T: Did not see this coming. It's like a smokey herbal tea. I've had a strong Argentine tea called mate`, and that's the best comparison I have, but smoked, with farm earth. Rated a 3.5 because once I adjusted my expectations and viewed it as a smoked-tea beer, I enjoyed it. If you like Rausch beers, there's a note here you'll appreciate, but you have to want the strong herbal presence as well.
M: Lighter-bodied, smooth
O: Ok, this was weird. I wound up liking it, but I really had to think through it. Still not remotely impressed by the nose, but the beer-tea hybrid wound up working for me.

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Backwoods Brigade from Frey's Brewing Company
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