Honey Farmhouse Ale
Persephone Brewing

Honey Farmhouse AleHoney Farmhouse Ale
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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3.77 | pDev: 7.43%
Persephone Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
Honey Farmhouse AleHoney Farmhouse Ale
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ChrisCage from Canada (AB)

4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Ahhh my first brew from Persephone. This one pours with an exquisite dense, slightly off white head that has excellent retention, and eventually settles into a frothy patchwork of foam with soap like bubbles. Lacing is also excellent too, with picture perfect shapes of all sizes clinging to the side of the glass. The carbonation is slow to rise, is not aggressive at all, and seems to be wee tight in this semi hazy, golden colored Ale. There are also orange/apricot flesh tones throughout as well.

S- This has a very nice rustic aroma throughout, with peach/nectarine fruit, along with apricot sweetness the whole way throughout the smell. There are subdued peppery notes in terms of spice and I also get bready yeast/biscuit scents and the finish is of grains, dry grass and tropical hopped bitterness. I am not really getting the floral notes that others are but I suppose there is a meadow like sweetness from the wildflowers used in the boil.

T- Alright, the farmhouse characteristics show much better on the palate than the aromas let on.....there is a fresh, astringent leafy quality, grassy, dusty grains, peppery flavors that are muted, floral flavors, and slightly sweet honey that lingers throughout the taste. The finish is somewhat bitter, clean, yet lingers on the palate for several moments afterwards.

M/O- The mouthfeel is slightly oily on my tongue, and is light/medium bodied. The carbonation isn't as mild as the appearance suggested, and it is more scrubbing in my mouth, however, the zestiness allows flavors to pop and show themselves rather well. It is crisp and clean for the most part and is a flavorful, drinkable take on this style. I don't know that I'd buy this very often but I like it enough to enjoy again, and feel it would be a wonderful beer to enjoy on a hot summer day, and would pair well with spicy foods to break the heat apart. If there's one area I would like to see a little improvement on, it is that I would like a little more honeyed sweetness...with that said, definitely give this one a try!

Jun 17, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle - the label description is just so summery, without actually using that word.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, chunky, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent finely-rendered bonsai tree lace around the glass as things slowly retreat.

It smells of gritty and grainy wheat malt, a bit of warm black pepper, some musty yeastiness, faint earthy honey notes, a hint of indistinct spice, and very tame leafy, weedy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is more grainy and crackery wheat malt, still kind of dirty-seeming yeast, a muddled earthy spiciness, honeyed essences that if you didn't tell me they were there I wouldn't have even noticed, and some still well understated musky, weedy, and bitter floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its workaday frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, but for that dusty yeastiness kicking about, making a general nuisance of itself. It finishes trending dry, the yeast, wheat, and spice converging on the point.

Overall, yeah, this isn't a bad farmhouse ale, Saison, whatever, but the 'honey' part (it leads in the name, so I'm not gonna let it slide) really is lacking. So much so that I'm going to have to be an ass and tell y'all to avoid it, especially if you're a fan of truth in advertising. But if you're simply a style aficionado - have at 'er.

Jun 08, 2017
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a nice clear gold colour with over a finger of white head that fades to a lasting skim.

Smell. Nice fruity and lightly spicy saison yeast. Light floral notes and just a touch of lime and sweet banana.

Taste. Really nice fruity saison yeast, some nice hops giving just enough bitterness that lingers on the tongue. There's a little bit of sweetness, the correct amount imo, with a nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Not much buzz on this beer and I'm not sure why? Really enjoying it and not something reminiscent of a hefe like so many of the too sweet local saisons.

Nov 22, 2014
Honey Farmhouse Ale from Persephone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 9 ratings