Farmer's Daughter
Arrowhead Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
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3.59 | pDev: 9.19%
Arrowhead Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, with a cartoonish younger Pamela Anderson/Daisy Duke lounging in front of what looks like a mesa formation from the southwest US, but is probably one of those rocky outcrops that attract your attention when you're driving south of Invermere.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium copper amber hue, with one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some chunky dissipating cloud lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy wheat malt, further biscuity pale grain notes, surprisingly subtle earthy yeast, white pepper dust and dry coriander spice, a twinge of orange zest, and tame weedy, herbal hops. The taste is grainy, wet wheaty malt, a suggestion of ginger-laced coriander, weirdly estery yeast, faint funky barnyard, musty orange rind, and a further herbal, leafy, and soaked hayfield hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty tame in their understated and merely supportive frothiness, the body a sturdy middleweight for the style, and haltingly smooth, as the strangely twisted funk and attendant yeast make a not so easily removed dent here. It finishes off-dry, the wheat and pale malt not about to give in to some testy yeast and underachieving hops, not now, anyways.

Yeah, not a particularly engaging or refined saison overall, as the yeast seems to have been let out of the barn to run wild, in a not so agreeable manner. The phenolic essence that grows as this one warms more or less dictates that, in its current configuration, I shan't be looking up this Farmer's Daughter if she ever deigns to join her siblings in visiting Alberta liquor store shelves in the near or distant future.

Jul 28, 2015
Farmer's Daughter from Arrowhead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6 ratings