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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #927
Ranked #21,083
3.95 | pDev: 8.61%
Transmitter Brewing
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: Brett farmhouse ale
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: slightly hazy bright amber/orange mixture with just the faintest hint of a caramel color towards the center of the glass. huge, 3-4 finger fizzy white head, that does seem to fade pretty quickly to a film on top

s: raw green apple skin, pear, and hay punch you right in the nose here. band-aidy Brett funk behind that, with a huge biscuity malty backbone. pepper spice, cardamom, and lemongrass behind that. slightly sweet malt at the end as well as a hint of tart vinegar/citrus

t: band aid, barnyard Brett funk is what i'm picking up right away. lemongrass and green apple behind that. a touch of earthy bitter hops which is quickly cut by ripe green pear. big bready malt backbone in here as well. a touch of pepper spice, closed out by more Brett

m: medium mouthfeel with huge carbonation, slightly effervescent

o: unfortunately, the taste is a bit subdued compared to the aroma. it just doesn't pop like it could. However, the Brett is really nice, and (i think) always adds a nice compliment to a Saison

Jan 19, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i really enjoyed all of the beers we had in this awesome little spot, they are doing some really cool stuff, especially in the saison and brett beer ranges. this is simple stuff, a cute little bottle fairly priced at their humble taproom. golden in color without much haze even at the bottom of the bottle, a tall white belgian looking head rises up and lasts, and the aroma is pure fruity bretty funk, rather mature as they go, but with heavy esters of pear, cotton candy, white grape, and peach. its very fragrant, almost as belgian yeasty as it is bretty, although this might be all brett fermented. must have been done warm enough to allow for some of this to develop in this way. bubblegum, taffy, and candied banana, but the beer is dry not sweet, very interesting. a basic grist here too i suspect little more than pale wheat and pils malts. there is a nice vinous character to this, and a lingering farmy funk, somewhat weirder than i was expecting, i wonder which brett they use here, it seems kind of wild, unfamiliar, and i like that. a tasty and well made beer, i was impressed with just about all of them we had while we were in. these guys might be under the radar (and the bridge), but its well worth looking into their stuff, its very unique, especially if you like the old world saison and belgian types!

Dec 31, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a soft golden copper color with a finger’s worth of dieing head that swiftly messed around the glass to leave some spotty sliding lace. The aroma had some citrusy sweet and sour pulp and rind playing with some basement to earthy funk. Mushrooms, dried leaves, lemongrass, toast, driftwood, bubblegum and white pepper round out the edges. Light Brett making a subtle yet fine play in and around it all. The flavor was a fine blend of the sour to tart to sweet to funky and woody. All coming together in the aftertaste to ride on into the finish. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice Brett saison that I would have again.

Jun 05, 2017
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Phigg1102 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 into a teku. Initial pour is mostly foam, after letting it settle and finishing my pour I'm looking at a full two fingers of rocky white foam. There is no lacing left on the glass and the head eventually settles into a thin line around the rim. The color is a fairly deep semi-clear amber. Chewy strawberry candy hits the nose, blending in with honey and peppercorn, a bit of apricot, rich toasted malt, and puffed rice. Much more hop presence in the taste. Grapefruit and lemon pith, raspberry, earthy and floral hop notes. The brett is restrained but present, blending in with toasted grains. Mouthfeel is bone-dry with a light to medium body.

Oct 23, 2015
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap on 4/17/2015 @ Rattle N Hum in New York, NY.

Amber color with orange highlights and a one-finger white head. Citrus fruit in the aroma with a touch of spice. The flavor brings out a lot of the complexities in the beer. Sour and tart with more of the fruit and spice coming through. Finishes dry and light to medium bodied. Nothing about this beer blew me away, but the quality left me wanting to try more from this up and coming LIC brewery.

Apr 27, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%

The bottle says "Dry with notes of tropical fruits and citrus. Dry American farmhouse ale with a peach/citrus nose and grapefruit notes."

Picked this up 2-3 weeks ago at the brewery, been in my fridge since. 750ml bottle poured into my Transmitter globe glass.

Pours a hazy burnt orange-amber color with two inches of off white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Spices, Belgian yeast, coriander, citrus hops, tropical fruits, pineapples, oranges, lemon zest, grapefruit, fruity malts, pepper, earthy malts, brett, and light funk. Lots of citrus and tropical notes. Lightly bitter bite. Medium body and high carbonation. Brett is light in the nose, a little more in the taste.

Overall pretty good, though it is slightly behind F3 and F6 for me, and way behind S7 in my opinion. Lots of citrus and tropical notes to it. Brett is light, pepper and spice is a little heavier than I'd like. Worth checking out but would grab F3 or F6 other this more often.

Nov 15, 2014
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