Barn Beer | Plan Bee Farm Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plan Bee Farm Brewery
New York, United States
planbeefarmbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juicy & satisfying. Dances between fruity/funky yeast & lemon/pine hop notes. Subtly tart, soft, & lemony.


Added by ONovoMexicano on 03-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,321
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
79
pDev:
5.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of mikeinportc
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy pale yellow, with white head and lacing.

Smells of new leather, peppers & spices being grilled (as with marinated meat), & wet composted manure (2-3 yrs old. The latter part is very slight, and not unpleasant.

Flavor is dry-citrusy - probably yuzu comes closest - plus a touch of apple cider vinegar. Some lingering light, pleasant bitterness on the finish.

Feel is initially a mix of light creaminess and light oilyness ,which is supplanted by very fine carbonation mid-taste, that becomes sharper as it progresses. It dances around with varying degress of fineness/coarseness. Some lingering dryness, hat leaves the front quarter of the tongue with a (roughly) scrubbed-clean feeling.

Overall, very enjoyable . As others have said, complex, but easy-drinking. I was taking it for a test drive, with an eye towards a gift in a few weeks. It IS gift-worthy. :)

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy yellow with a thick, creamy head.

Smell: Hay, wood chips, sour fruit, funky lemons.

Taste: A lot more subtle than the smell. Gentle sour notes, more like a sour fruit-flavored malt beverage.

Mouthfeel: Thick with just a hint of carbonation.

Overall: I'm unsure what to think of this beer. While the smell is a little terrifying and the taste is very far from beer, it actually tastes kinda good.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body; gently cloudy; one-finger thick head, creamy and clinging to the sides of the glass. Strong aroma of lime and barnyard funk initially; fades to a lingering, dull citrus rind quality. Light citrus flavors; tart and sour. Acidic and tart on the palate; fairly light in body.

Mouthpuckering and drying citrus qualities sum up this beer. Very approachable, not too funky or overly wild yet still delivering a classic wild ale experience.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wild ale of immense complexity but at the same time very easy to drink and enjoy. The aromas and flavors are very funky and with a nice tartness that leaves you asking for another sip. Very fruity and subtly aromatic with only a mild carbonation.

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Photo of beernooph
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatrickCT
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vibrant straw body with a delicate white head that dissipates quickly. Wheaty and cracker-like malts, lemony and floral hops, a bit tart. Wonderfully soft mouth feel. Light body, medium carbonation. Very delicate and balanced. Well crafted.

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Photo of madelf66
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBRLBRB
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-optically clear, pale yellow bottle pour. The 1 cm fine foam cap dissipated quickly. There is oak in the nose and a floral note. The flavors are delicate: lemon, clover and hay-funk. This is a Sancerre-like wild ale with oak throughout. It is light-bodied and superb.

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Photo of Jhfinn
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopley
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just a beautiful beer - dances between a saison and a Wild with a little tart, a little funk and a little farmhouse all tossed in.

Look - nice golden hay - pour left an inch of white head that retained a thin line throughout. Nice delicate lacing.

Smell - didn't get too much

Taste - described above

Feel - light but maybe a little thin as it warmed

Overall - a perfectly quenching hit for Plan Bee. Really love this beer and while I don't often drink the same beer twice, I can easily imagine coming back to this one. Cheers!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i thought this was exceptional beer, my first one from these guys after hearing a lot of hype, lucky to have had this shared with me, it really is beautiful stuff. a wild saison type with a wonderful yeast complexion, summery and harvest-esque with wheat and straw characteristics, a nice hot funkiness, august hay loft status, and a fine citric tang as well, but also the nuances of flowers and white wine i like from a patiently fermented saison strain, complex but all so subtle, its awesome. the beer is soft yellow and cloudy but substantial looking, very lively from the bottle with white foam on top and bubbles pushing through the haze to join it. i get the turbid mashed sort of careful graininess, raw and white wheat, oats likely, its stachy but refined, fluffy feeling and far, far lighter than it looks when im drinking it. note of floral honey, orange zest, clover and grass, white wine, and new oak, very nuanced, very rustic, and really well built. the yeast profile is brilliant, and this has me even more intrigued about the rest of their stuff. need to get my hands on some others, this was next level, lived up to my high expectations. a beer i would drink endlessly...

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased at Westmere Beverage, Albany, New York.
This was poured into a tall tulip.
The appearance was a bright glossy yellow to stifled orange color with a nice looking two finger white foamy head that slid off at a gentle pace. Lace stuck around the glass about a finger and a half's worth in a filmy sheet-like fashion.
The aroma had a clean lemon pulp to rind blend of sweet to rind bitterness strolling in upon some lemongrass, light must, cellar cement (very clean), freshly cut grass, light funk with a whiff of tartness/white grapes but with a controlled "vinous" character.
The flavor was semi-sweet with a brisk tartness and a clean sour character without barely any grip. Barely any aftertaste but somewhat lemony with some grassy sweetness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it despite the style. Carbonation felt good, somewhat low and nice. ABV felt on par. Really nice crisp brisk lemony sour to tart finish.
Overall, very nice "sessionable" American wild ale with the sour mostly low. For my first Plan Bee ale, this was fabulous and I look forward to trying more from them.

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Photo of paresis
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle in MA and enjoyed within the month. Hearing good things about the brewery and read the description of the beer - I’m a fan of coolship beers and, although not sure, this certainly sounds like one.

Golden effervescent pour with a thick soapy head. Almost Pilsner-esque although slightly cloudy.

Aroma is yeast, dough, musty cellar, white grapes and lots of lemony tartness.

Tastes more like a Berliner weisse beer with notes of lemon, tart fruit and light must. Crackery malt undertone. Feels light, crisp and lemony tart on the palate. Slightly acidic. Crisp and funky.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barn Beer from Plan Bee Farm Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 79 ratings