F4
Transmitter Brewing

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #296
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,133
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 8.04%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
From:
Transmitter Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes:
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ChipChaight from New York

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

Bottle from the brewery in BK during the 2020 COVID pause. Pours a a clear light amber a flash of bubbly white head, smell is funky cut grass, sour white grapes, dry hay, and apple cider, taste follows the nose with floral sweetness up front, grassy barnyard funk in the middle, dry white wine must and cider on the finish, feel is light to medium bodied with subtle carbonation. Everything I want in a Brett farmhouse ale. Yams.

Jul 05, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this was the winner for me in parkslope's bricolage - vietnamese with lovely outside room garden.
a - saison still translucent body, spouting lively head and retention.
s - Nice dry musty.... Barnyard, dry hay, pear, honey, yeast.
t - Yeasty, wheaty saison flavor w notes of honey, hay, grassy hops and earthy yeast.
f - tickle and cleanse. perfect match for vietnamese or thai

Aug 14, 2019
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thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a beautiful mostly clear yellow-gold. Very lively out of the bottle, with a huge pillowy head with superb foam retention.

S: Nice dry musty Brett character upfront. Barnyardy with dry hay, a touch of honey, with some pear and Meyer lemon. Noticeable yeast presence that’s on the clean side for Brett.

T: Fruity Brett notes and subtle citrus flavors of lemon and tangerine. Classic semi-dry, yeasty, wheat-forward saison flavor profile with a dollop of honey and heather that provides an excellent balance. Mostly dry strawlike finish with a small amount of grassy hops and earthy yeast.

F: Just under medium bodied with lively yet soft carbonation and a slightly silky, slick mouthfeel. Very quaffable and appropriate for the style.

Thoughts: This isn’t the most complex beer nor is it the most unique, but it is a very good one nonetheless. It’s got a very nice classic dry Brett saison flavor profile with an interesting restrained honey/heather malt presence. This would pair great with a chicken or seafood dish, though it’s also pretty nice on it’s own.

Apr 17, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer has a huge earthy and musty funk throughout along with some fruitiness of ripe pear and apple.. Rounded and smooth mouthfeel and smooth mouthfeel with light tart notes. The finish lingers of drying.

Nov 12, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Gingerman in NYC.

Pours a hazy orange color. Lots of brett, oranges, citrus, and that Transmitter yeast and funk.

Overall one of their best; highly recommend it.

Nov 10, 2015
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pepper, yeast, hay, musty cellar and clementines give way to The Funk - tractor tire, an old serviceable and unbelievably loyal sheep dog, reclaimed wood from a dilapidated New Hampshire barn off 95, dried mud imprinted by work boots and pickup truck treads and dead corn stalks felled by the September sun. Funky funky. Love it or hate it based on this. Would've liked a little tart to balance out this delightful beer, but maybe there wasn't any room with the whole goddamn barn already under the cork. Great beer that's tough to reach for again and again because of the price ($18/bottle for me).

Nov 01, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So first thing I'll say that it's interesting that they give all the names a code, F4 for example, that's pretty neat. I also love me some Brett Saisons so I hope this is awesome. Been brewing and chopping wood, and other errands all day, so a lot of hot sweaty work on a super hot summer day. This should really strike a chord.

As soon as I started to loosen the crown the cork started rising, but I was ready, so I immedtiately ran to the sink and popped the cork, with a quickly rising beer I poured, um, quickly, and avoided any possible gush, but formed a huge foamy fluffy fizzy head that faded fairly quickly, lots of soapy lacing too, semi clear semi hazy straw blond color.

NOse belongs to the Brett, plenty of farmhouse horse blanket funk out front, earthy Brett B funk, with a little tropical possibly Brett C in the back end, light wheat like toasted malts, not sweet but malty, some pineapple tropical notes, with hints of citrus peel, maybe grapefruit and orange peel notes, faint lemony, nice tropical pineapple and little mango notes.

Taste brings a little wheat and malt out front, probably not wheat but a toasted little grainy like hay malt out front, then quickly into tropical notes, lots of pineapple and a little mango tropical funk, juicy and fruity, some citrus as well, orange peel and a little grapefruit pith, tangy even, with nice generic tropical citrus, and mai tai like feel to the flavor. Nice funk in general, a little Brett B barnyard funk, with tons of Brett C pineapple funk. Finish is a little dry but sticky flemmy funk feel, lots of lingering Brett funk with barnyard and pineapple into tropical flavors, a little citrus too.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice popping carb.

Overall quite nice, good Brett and funk, good tropical notes, nice malt, nice body, all around well done beer that is very enjoyable and tasty.

Aug 16, 2015
F4 from Transmitter Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings