Future Primitive
Intangible Ales

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From:
Intangible Ales
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
79
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 15, 2019
Added:
Jun 15, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  20
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: A lush, rich farmhouse pale ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces and bursting with over-ripe tropical flavor, citrus and an unmistakable funk.
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Rated: 3.53 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 15, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
this is 100% brett fermented beer, and its different. these days, it seems like everyone is using the same cultures the same way, and the "wild" and indigenous elements of these beers are diminishing as they are breed toward an ever more rigidly defined standard, which to me is a turn off. this one is weird with its brett, not all the way amazing, but its uniqueness of yeast profile makes it a winner for me, decidedly unconventional in that regard, and even though i dont necessarily love the slightly harsh and spicy byproducts of fermentation here, i like it because its weird. shared generously with us by or table neighbors at monks cafe in philly, we sampled this one eagerly. pale and hazy, bubbly and funky, this has notes of past ripe fruit, peaches maybe, white wine, and a phenolic belgian property as well, not as dry as it could be, thicker feeling in body, oddly malty for what it is, and honestly a little bit less refined than i was hoping it would be, but again, its use of brett in this way, maybe a different strain or process, makes it different enough to be cool. i didnt love it, but am not very interested in trying the rest of their portfolio, looks like they do some pretty cool stuff!
Apr 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a thin two finger head that leaves a dense creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice barnyard funk, green apples, cheesy funk, herbal, peppery.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, harsh phenols, oxidation, plastic, light apples, sewage funk. Ugh.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, aggressive, very odd finish.

O - Overall this was a very, very horrible beer.

Serving Type: bottle
Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.76/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Thanks to drew, shared with rudzud

Pours a big fluffy creamy 2 finger head fades at a med pace, decent foamy lacing, slight hazy orange yellow color.

Nose starts with saison funk, little farmhouse funk, plenty of green apple and pear, bright fruity ester aroma, little citrus note, earthy cheesy funk, little berry, fun and interesting.

Taste is sad, oxidation cardboard out front, quickly into phenol chemical thing, weird fruity thing ester apple pear, bitter spicy hop rind adds its presence just to make it worse, big yeasty thing too, burp of yeast and cardboard, chemical fruit like a cleaner.

Mouth sticky med bod syrupy, some hot chemical thing and tons of carb.

Overall wtf... Started nicely in the nose but flavor was horrible, so many bad flavors combining.
Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by Kurmaraja from California

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.02 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by SocalKicks from California

Dec 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Oct 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by BcOneSeven from Michigan

Sep 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Sep 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by LakerLeith from California

Sep 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Sep 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by Jas45678 from Michigan

Aug 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I really was glad I got to try this - thanks to angry Mark for sharing this at our saison soiree last summer.

The color is golden with slight haze and thin white head with fine bead
to be continued
Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by yeaprolly from Washington

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Jun 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by Lucular from Maryland

Jun 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.32 by tiamat8086 from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by Kplummer82 from California

Jun 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by HopHead84 from California

May 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy with a big white head. Orange body. Good retention.

Smell - Herbal and grassy. Lightly tart. Green apple acidity. Hoppy, maybe?

Taste - Kinda doesn't pan out. Light fruitiness. Grain. Very yeasty. Kinda hoppy and grassy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very high carbonation. Detracts. Medium body.

Overall - It's not bad, but it isn't very impressive.
May 12, 2015
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Reviewed by brianmandell from California

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Batch 1, numbered bottle.

Light, pale gold pour with thick white head.

Light, fruity yeasty smell with a touch of pepper and hay.

Fruity - apple, white grape and stone fruit - finishing slightly sweet. Some pepper and earth offset the sweetness.

Full, active carbonation, fits the saison style.

This is a well made saison. It finishes sweeter than I'd prefer but overall this is an enjoyable beer. It doesn't do enough to earn it's $20 (NYC) pricetag.
May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by devilfluff from New Jersey

May 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado

May 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by Tyecko from Minnesota

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Apr 26, 2015
Future Primitive from Intangible Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 89 ratings