Barn Beer | Plan Bee Farm Brewery

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33 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of DBosco
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Funky n woody. Slick feel. Very yum.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a fairly vivid and slightly hazy orange, with a persistent white head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells really nice, it just stinks of that weird funk I love in Plan Bee beers- like a dirty farm yard, old hay, lemon, and perfume, with lots of citrus.

As the aroma promised, this is delicious. It's very citrusy, with a drrrrrty funk- perfumy, floral, grassy, and stanky, maybe even a bit of sulfur. It's all good, though- it's superbly drinkable.

This is light bodied and highly carbonated. It goes down very easily.

It seems like they want to make this a flagship beer for them, and I'm all about that idea.

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Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vicirus
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ichorNet
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This bottle was procured for quite an affordable price, so I'm excited to see whether or not it's as good as its presentation and label text lead me to believe it might be. A sturdy, 11.2 oz Belgian-style bottle, capped and sealed with wax with a bee imprint on top. This is a "coolship-cooled 100% NY ingredient wild ale brewed with pure intentions." The brewery is very proud of its intensely terroir-oriented approach, touting their use of "Estate grown hops, heritage grains, well water, wild cultivated yeasts, locally grown oak tanks, homegrown fruits, herbs and flowers." The beer clocks in it 5.5% ABV.

When I pried open the cap after digging through the heavy wax, this seemed like it was going to bubble over. It had all the makings of a gusher, but I managed to find a glass before it did so. Probably would've in a few minutes if I'd let it, but this actually ended up pouring with a surprisingly modest head of bone white atop a medium-golden beer that actually seems a little darker than expected. Pretty hazy looking with somewhat-active carbonation. Not bad looking. A little less intensely heady than I thought it'd be, but solid for sure.

Nose is tart, lightly lemony and herbal with some lacto notes among grassy and perfumey floral elements. Very yeasty and estery with some bubblegum and more florals. Has kind of a laid-back and light nose. Simple but effective.

Flavor has a bit more going for it with some notes of cider (almost melomel/fruit mead-like), berries, lemon and florals. Slightly bitter, almost citrus-like and leafy towards the finish. Nice semi-sweet finish with some bright acidity. Not puckering at all, but does have a nice funk to it.

Feel is soft and fairly light bodied overall, with some prickly carbonation powering the whole experience. The only element of this that lends any kind of heft is probably the yeast, which does have a slightly chalky element to it. I think for $8 a 12 oz bottle, this is pretty good considering the amount of work that went into making it, but for a coolship beer aged on oak, I don't get a lot of tannins and the yeast feels a little muted in flavor. This is a nice, artistic little effort, however, from a new brewery with a solid future if they can get some more beers out to wider markets.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL into a tuliped wine glass.

Pours a hazy golden color with bright glow to it. Rich and frothy pale white head almost two fingers thick.

The aroma is floral, lightly sweet with something I would guess is honey and there's tart, yeasty funk.

Flavor shows some of the nose's characteristics, but also expands on them. Delicate floral notes, light minerality, hints of sweet malt, lemon and grapefruit, and and an earthy barnyard funk flavor on the finish. I love it.

The initial feel is a bit too aggressive on carbonation and prickliness, but it subsides. What follows is a light, juicy, touch minerally and sweet, tart and funky brew. Easy-drinking.

A very nice flagship sort of beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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