Farmhouse Summer Ale | Flying Fish Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
okay
580 Ratings
Farmhouse Summer AleFarmhouse Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tribute to the highly drinkable "every day" beers from French-speaking Belgium. Contains Belgian two-row pale malt and 7% wheat. This beer is lightly filtered with an earthy, spicy hop character from imported Styrian Goldings hops and a beautiful rich creamy head from the wheat.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
580
Reviews:
210
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.7%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
92
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 210
Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.76/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow liquid, solid half inch of head on it, average lacing and retention.

Aroma didn't strike me as a 'farmhouse' beer. Was more like just a wheat beer.

Taste had some metallic bitterness to it. Again, not farmhouse-esque. Can't figure out the kind of hops they're using here. Not off flavored, but just not offering much in the distinct flavor department outside of said bitterness.

Mouthfeel keeps hitting with wheat like grist, bitterness and some aspects of the yeast as it warms give way to 'oh that's what they were getting at' farmhouse wise. Weird beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

**
04/27/2012
12 oz Bottle to Pint Glass
Appearance is beer yellow color with little head . Good Smokey Flavor for a lighter beer. Easy to drink.
**

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Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ehrlacher
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Scored this one in Reno at the Total Wine. Pretty warm that day on the unrefrigerated aisle.

Pours out looking as you'd expect for a blonde ale, pretty uninteresting, mild color yellow, 1/2" white head on it. Grainy, the belgian yeast doesn't stand out at all on this one.

A little more bitterness than expected, less funkiness or belgian phenols than expected. Hops didn't come out in the aroma or taste, but the bitterness is probably from the hops, its a tad metallic in the mouthfeel, doesn't give itself the usual fruit or pine descriptors when purveying into the hop field. Clean mouthfeel, but not really refreshing either. The yeast profile is just weird, can't make up its mind what beer it wants to be. Kinda average all the way around for me.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chapeti
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drank a few of these in a "session", so I don't really know what the rating numbers mean that I picked. All I know is that this is the most drinkable, reshreshing, enjoyable beer I've had all summer. Goes down smooth and tasty leaving me wanting more, and I did have more. I'm so sick of over hopped beers that this was a much needed change and I'll go out and get a bunch more tomorrow. Drink well, my friends!

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Photo of trickynicky
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtw21
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ecmoon3
2.8/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy pale yellow color with a nice little one finger white foamy head that dissipated immediately.
The smell takes some lemon juice and brings in a nice earthy/herbal quality running over some light black pepper notes. Gentle sweet fruits slyly give way to a nice balance all around.
The taste melds the lemon juice, earthy/herbal qualities to the black pepper in a stealthy spicy sort of way.
The mouthfeel is about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light in this one. Sweet to semi-tangy fruity notes slide over my tongue.
Overall, this was a nice surprise. I'm unfamiliar with the company and am unsure how this bottle was found in a bottle shop out here in ID. I see there's nothing else by them. I'm curious...

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Photo of Lambdon
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miguelre06
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigbutter
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DudMan
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Farmhouse Summer Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 580 ratings.
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