Farmhouse Summer Ale | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Farmhouse Summer AleFarmhouse Summer Ale
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Farmhouse Summer AleFarmhouse Summer Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 587 |  Reviews: 211
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Phatz
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I must admit I am not typically a big fan of Farmhouse Saisons. That said, this one was not offensively farmhouse in character it was more approachable but I did not find it exciting either.

Appearance: Served a clear straw gold color with a white head

Smell: The aroma is small and seems to be hiding. It has hints of wheat and corn and grassy spice but little of that typical Farmhouse stench.

Taste: Spicy and dry with a zesty yet simple corn and wheat flavor with hops to bitter. It is a simple flavor, a simple beer that work but doesn't dazzle.

Mouthfeel: eh? Light but creamy. I guess by this point in the day I was a bit worn out and looking for more.

Drinkability: I found this to be more drinkable than some Farmhouse Saisons but that maybe because it lacked some of that stench that some people enjoy. Not all beers need to dazzle so this is a simple retreat if you want something different.

Hope this is helpful.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of scottbrew4u
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from 12oz. bottle into glass left a pillowy 2 finger white head. Color is clear, golden yellow with more to the golden hue then yellow. Good lacing as beer goes down.

S: Sweet smell of pale malts and honey with a nice fresh grassy, herbal hop aroma. Some smell of yeast and citrus. Some fresh baked bread aroma noticeable too.

T: Touch of citrus and honey mixed with a dry roasted malt sweetness. Little bit of a metallic flavor that I get from all Flying Fish beers. Must be the water.

M: Thin body with crisp carbonation. Some slickness left on the back of the tongue. No alcohol warmth to speak of.

D: A bit watery but fresh tasting. Doesn't quite satisfy like I was hoping it would. Drinkable but could be improved.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bonkers
2.59/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-light golden color with lots of carbonation,thick head with lots of lacing. The appearance is actually the best quality of this brew.
s-faint sweet notes, nothing remarkable
T-in a word bland. There are faint sweet notes on the tip of the tongue, but this is an unremarkable beer.
M&D-this beer goes down easy, very light and not very filling.
Overall-A very dissapointing beer that I will never purchase again. I was also not pleased to see this was contract brewed at Matt's Brewing.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very clean golden yellow pour with a very minimal amount of head. smells fruity (strawberry), bready, and citrusy (orange/lemon peels). there is a taste of fresh apples up front followed by a slight funky bitterness (from the yeast i assume). light body with high carbonation, still has a creamy feel to it and is very crisp and refreshing. there isn't much in the taste department aside from sweet and fruity, but it's a simple beer like this that i can find myself going back to next year and making it my summer go-to beer (especially with this price tag.. )

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Photo of Jlabs
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of Budinetz
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a straw yellow color with a bit of bubbles, seemed pretty clear through the body as well.

Smell is sweet from the cracker malts, touch of spice and hops but otherwise nothing too much. Flavor wise it's a bit weak, some malt dough sweetness, hint of lemon, there's a touch of yeast but overall it's pretty watery.

It's a very easy beer to drink but also very boring.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dacrza1
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date tasted: July 7, 2013... Glassware: Rare Vos shaker... Occasion: lazy Sunday, post mattress-shopping peace....Appearance: nice golden copper body with subtle effervescence; white sudsy lacing--a good start... Aroma: lemony zest on top of a crisp, clean hop aroma; some lawn mower clippings are hinted at... Palate: medium-bodied, with a presence late at the throat; a pillow-quality body, perfect for this heat... Taste: not much in the way of complexity; grassy notes at the end with some herbal/floral hints--but oddly maltier than a saison usually is... Overall: a low alcohol (4.6 ABV) allows this to be a pleasant pre-lawn mowing brew; the overall experience is within its genre....

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3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap into a pint glass. Pours a light yellow/straw, slightly foggy color. No real head, no lacing. Nose is nice, light and crisp hops with a little hint of malt. Nothing overwhelming, but tasty. Taste is a little weak; crisp but not strong, a little floral hops and some quiet malt. Feel is standard, good carbonation. Drinkability is okay. It's an alright beer, certainly not a good saison (I didn't even realize it was supposed to be this style while drinking it), but not one I would necessarily throw out either.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of number1bum
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was a decent if uninspiring brew. Doesn't do much on the nose, and the taste is a bit thin. It is highly drinkable though, with a bit of a lemony flavor. It goes down easy on a hot day, which is the point of a summer ale I suppose. Not sure it's really much of a saison but it's not bad for what it is.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Farmhouse Summer Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 35.6% out of 100 with 587 ratings
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