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Pennsylvania, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
3.96 | pDev: 9.85%
Nov 15, 2019
Jun 15, 2014
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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Ratings by Alieniloquium:
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3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
More User Ratings:
3.53 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Nov 15, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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
4.22 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Jan 30, 2017
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Aug 05, 2016
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2.7/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by rudzud from Massachusetts

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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2.76/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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
4.09 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Jul 14, 2016
3.75 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2016
3.56 by Kurmaraja from California on May 02, 2016
4 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2016
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Feb 21, 2016
4.34 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2016
3.02 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Dec 20, 2015
3.63 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 17, 2015
3.63 by SocalKicks from California on Dec 17, 2015
4.25 by LeeEvolved from Virginia on Nov 01, 2015
3.85 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Oct 07, 2015
3.81 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2015
3 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2015
4.13 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Sep 17, 2015
4.25 by LakerLeith from California on Sep 10, 2015
4.36 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Sep 06, 2015
3.84 by Jas45678 from Michigan on Aug 26, 2015
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

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
4.04 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jul 23, 2015
3.54 by yeaprolly from Washington on Jul 15, 2015
4.09 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jun 29, 2015
4.44 by Lucular from Maryland on Jun 28, 2015
4.14 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jun 25, 2015
4.32 by tiamat8086 from North Carolina on Jun 13, 2015
4.29 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jun 06, 2015
4.03 by Kplummer82 from California on Jun 06, 2015
4.17 by HopHead84 from California on May 18, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brianmandell from California

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
4 by devilfluff from New Jersey on May 10, 2015
4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado on May 04, 2015
3.79 by Tyecko from Minnesota on May 03, 2015
3.9 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Apr 26, 2015
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