Field 2 Farmhouse Ale
Third Rail Beer

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Third Rail Beer
New York, United States
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 07, 2014
Field 2 Farmhouse AleField 2 Farmhouse Ale
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another mysterious entry from my backlog that surfaced while vetting everything for approved pictures. CANQuest (tm) policy states that NO CAN will be Crack!ed & Glugged until an approved pic is in place. I CANnot fathom where this one might have come from. Hmm.

From the CAN: " Field 2 is a complex and refreshing farmhouse ale that emphasizes the unique flavors of rustic Belgian yeast. With delicate notes of wild herbs, spices, pear, and straw, it’s no surprise that farmhouse ales once quenched the thirst of field workers. The name comes from our preferred softball field on the Great Lawn of Central Park."

I performed some light, in-CAN agitation before Crack!ing this one open, ensuring that any flocculate that may have settled would now be back in suspension. My efforts paid off, although I did get some initial foaming through the vent following the Crack! A Gussie Busch Glug produced two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with very good retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had a tart, lemony farmhouse funkiness, kind of cheesy, making me wish that I had some cheese & crackers as an acCANpaniment. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy. I will be honest and say that Saisons are generally not my go-to style, but I also like to keep my hand in. I was a little hesitant based on the nose, but the taste was nowhere near as funky as the nose had led me to expect. Instead, it was highly approachable with a light lemony tartness and a cheesy tang, but not so pronounced as to be offputting. The malt gave it a light breadiness, almost crackery, making me again wistful for a cheese & cracker plate. Finish was dry but not gasping like some that I have had in the style. I CAN see where this could be CANsidered refreshing. It was a very nice interlude.
Aug 15, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours deeply yellow with just enough haze to capture the light and keep it inside the beer to glow sweetly. Just two fingers of somewhat soapy foam that fell quickly but not completely. Nose is lemon and herbs. A bit of sweet sugar and spice. Hop pepper and some sweaty funk. It's earthy and it even smells a bit sour. Taste is excellent. Perfect balance shows me sweet green herbs, pepper and spice. Lemon and a bit of juicy orange. Malt is crackery and firm. Finishes with a softer than champagne style bubble and a bit of sweetness. Bitterness tries to chase it away but it can't quite.
Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Meyers1023 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a can a hazy golden straw color with two fingers worth of bubbly head. The belgian yeast comes through in the nose with a bubble gum smell thats layered lightly with pepper and lemon. The flavor follows the nose almost exactly. The feel is a little creamy and has lively carbonation. Overall this is a great representation of the style. Easily could drink a few of these.
Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tall can, cant find any canning date info

pours lightly hazed lighter, near shite cap, leaves respectable lacing

Some Belgian yeasty spice on the nose along with some lime and pepper

Decent saison, nothing amazing, some more spicy/yeasty qualities..again I get lime, some light pepper, ginger.

Kinda fizzy, which makes sense for the style, bit is not too pleasing here

Meh, nothing and done here for me
Jan 12, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Jeromedepot from New York

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 23, 2016
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, some spices and citrus. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Funky yeast, wheat malt, some hops and sour lemon fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Good overall.
Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by OnryAndMean from New York

Oct 10, 2016
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Reviewed by breardon1776 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
a 6.1 % saison...lovely....and it wasn;'t just the ABV I loved. Good look, feel and texture. Crisp and a little heavier which was different. would drink again. Great beer coming from NYC.
Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 3.13 by pretext from New York

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by Lucoli from New York

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a hazy bright gold with an ample head and good foam retention.

S: Lovely spicy character. White pepper and dried banana slices, with a little bit of orange. A decent amount of honey-like malt rounds our the aroma.

T: Very classic saison flavor profile. Peppery and semi-dry, with appropriate grassy/earthy hop bitterness and less malt than in the aroma. Fairly yeasty but in a clean sort of way. A little bit of citrus zest melds with a straw-like wheat character to make this a very traditional and enjoyable farmhouse ale.

F: Medium-light body with medium-plus carbonation. Makes for a very drinkable beer.

Thoughts: Probably the best saison I’ve come across in a can. This is a very well-crafted and highly drinkable traditional farmhouse ale. Highly recommended.
Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by dextermcgurk from New York

Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Jkolls from Ohio

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by VaTechPhilly from New York

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by alucard from New York

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by ystazi from Illinois

Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by EdwardK77 from New York

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.97 by Brams from New York

Aug 13, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by tappangordo from New York

Aug 12, 2015
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Reviewed by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Still at the office so this 16 oz. can is being poured into a tumbler...

A - A hazy orange with a bright white head. Looks like that's dissipating, but it is being reinforced. Meh.

N - Smells like a classic saison. I get wheat, some barnyard funk, more wheat. Nice.

T - Very nice. A slightly tart classic saison. Tingly. Very tasty.

M - Frothy everywhere. Immediately becomes foamy in my mouth, which is delighful. Tons of effervescence. Dry on the finish.

O - A nice offering from our friends at Third Rail. Cheers!
Aug 06, 2015
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Reviewed by MattyB203 from Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this as an extra - it's always nice to have a Farmhouse Ale in a can. Smells and tastes a lot like a Belgian, but fades a bit at the end - still a very good beer through and through.
Jul 30, 2015
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Rated by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 oz that Trevor shared with me.
Fantastic brew with light body.
Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by kayrex from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Hopdaemon39 from New York

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is a fantastic non-Brett, non-sour saison. No frills, this is just the real deal, bright, yeasty, dry, not thin. One of the best 'regular' saisons that i've ever had- seriously recommend seeking this out if you're in the NYC area.
Jul 17, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Jul 06, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by rojapa from New York

Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by StoutBoi from New York

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by ChairmanHoltz from New York

Jun 17, 2015
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Rated by tonafernandez from Tennessee

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
hadn't heard of this beer before but it is really good surprisingly easy and enjoyable
Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 12, 2015
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Jun 03, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by Archdale74 from New York

May 17, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2015
Field 2 Farmhouse Ale from Third Rail Beer
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 72 ratings