Transmitter Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #599
Ranked #13,964
4.01 | pDev: 7.48%
Transmitter Brewing
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: 100% Brettanomyces fermentation with two strains of Brett. Funky amber farmhouse ale hopped with over 2 lbs of hops per barrel.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: murky straw yellow color with a large 3 finger white head that fades relatively quickly

S: wheat, lemongrass, green apple skin, cardamom, Belgian yeast spice , earthy grains and grass

T: grass, lemongrass, sweet lemons, grains, pepper spice, sweet grains, more earthy grains, and a touch of pear. There is a nice Belgian spice touch towards the end

M: medium mouthfeel with high carbonation

O: pretty tasty. Nice abv for the style, and well balanced. Worth a try, but can’t quite hang with the big boys of the style. I don’t pick up much Brett either. But, the Belgian spice brings it together in here

Mar 02, 2019
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iguanodon from Utah

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

[Original rating 2015-12-25] 750 ml bottle from Julio’s in Westboro MA. Pours cloudy brownish gold with a thick off white head. Aroma of stone and tropical fruit, funky yeast. Taste is bitter with those same fruity notes, straw, wood. Took a chance on this one, very glad I did.

Oct 24, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a large and thick patch of bubbles that mostly covered the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples, grain, papayas, and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having a bit more in the way of toasted malt flavors and some hints of funk from the brett and peppery spices toward the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness are noticeable in the finish.
O: I found this to be an interesting golden ale, although the funk could have been much stronger.

Serving type: bottle

Sep 22, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

really wanted to dig this one. i have heard such great things about transmitter, and this is a style i love, not to mention the bottle was pretty darn pricey, and i was really let down by it. its amateurish for sure, young, and a rotten first impression compared to my high hopes. nothing golden about it, despite the name, its more of a murky copper color, a nice head on it, but thick with sediment, looks highly unrefined. the aroma is medical wastey funk, like gauze and tape and sterile crap, all weird and off. its brett alright, but its either contaminated or fermented way too warm or something, its just really off. i get the funk through the weird, but its not enough to make it right. the flavor is the same, and oddly not very hoppy for this much hops in it, its just bitterness mixed into a thick wheaty feeling base that for one is not all the way fermented out, and two, is pretty sloppy in its own right. i hope for their sake i just got a bad bottle, others have obviously reviewd this quite favorably, but this was on the very brink of undrinkable, and if i didnt have seventeen bucks or something sunk into it, i wouldnt have choked it down. i like the bubble and the fluff, the mouthfeel is great, but i can get past the medical weirdness and the overall amateur nature of this. ill give them another chance sometime, but not too many more at this price point...

Dec 20, 2016
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andylipp from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged, but the cork nearly blew. Hazy golden pour with more head than I have fingers. Took a looooong time to fill a tulip to the half way point.
Fruity hops dominate the nose: notes mango, papaya, tangerine, peppery spiciness and a touch of funk.
Taste is awesomely great. The fruit flavors intermingle with the brett funk in the best way. In fact, and somewhat surprisingly for a brett beer, there was a bit of sweetness that complimented the fruity yeast. Mild funk and hop bitterness in the finish.
Despite the mountainous head, carbonation was fine yet moderate.
My first beer from Transmitter but it won't be the last.

Oct 20, 2016
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irrevjim from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look; hazy golden burnt sienna, carbonation visible through the cloudiness, big 2" head with maybe less than moderate retention, leaves a thin covering and spotty lacing
smell; wow, from across the room, pear,peach, yeast, funk, watercress pepperyness, calms down a little when head fades, more spice, melon, and mango
taste; yeasty, fruity,tart, somewhat bitter finish
feel; a lot of wet and dry going on, carbonated and a little bitter but a little watery, not in a bad way or very noticeable
overall; interesting. I was hoping for more brett in the flavor but was not disappointed,like a funky ? julius at the mall when you first pour it, involve your nose in this,

Feb 10, 2016
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Manager from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with golden hues with a short white head that settles to a cap leaving light blotchy lacing. Aromas of light Belgian yeast with notes of coriander and peppery spice with citrus. Taste opens with light tropical Belgian yeast with notes of peaches and mango. Peppery phenols with notes of coriander come through with a citrusy bitterness mid palate and through the finish with faint brett style acidity. Light bodied with a moderate and spritzy carbonation. This beer finishes dry.

Jul 18, 2015
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mdfb79 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 02/09/15 notes. 14 oz. pour on tap at The Jeffrey in a tulip for $9.

Pours a hazy amber-orange color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of brett, apples, fruity malts, funk, citrus, spice, cloves, stone fruit, tropical notes, and almost lightly tart. Very good, especially the taste.
Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall very impressed with this one; one of their better beers. Think their F series in general is very solid. Worth getting for sure.

Feb 10, 2015
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