Farm To Face | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
FARM TO FACE was brewed as a pale ale and fermented in stainless with our house yeast. After primary fermentation, pediococcus and lactobacillus were added along with 3lbs of peaches per gallon. Ten months later, the finshed beer is bright amber in color with peach, graham cracker and green apple in the aroma. Drinking this medium bodied beer is like biting into a juicy peach with tartness throughout. The finish has a long lasting peachyness.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#433
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
741
pDev:
6.61%
 
 
Wants:
138
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162
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Photo of colts9016
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer sounds quite tasty. I love peaches and beer what a great combination. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A massive three finger bright white head. The head is billowy, rocky, and creamy with fair retention. The head left no lacing on the glass as it dissipated quickly. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a straw color with golden hues. The clarity of the beer is a touch hazy, probably from the yeast.

The initial aroma when I popped the cork was peaches. Additional aromas in the beer are yeast, toasted malt, honey, caramel, grass, a touch of funk, tropical, and lemons.

The initial flavor in the beer is lemon and grass. Additional flavors in the beer are peaches, tropical, grass, honey, a touch of barnyard, toasted malts, floral, and earthiness.

The mouthfeel of the beer is acidic and sharp.

The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer has an incredible balance to it. Just the right amount of funk, tart, and fruity notes. A must try for wild ale fans. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this beer.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold orange color . Just below average body with plenty of fine carbonation that this out after awhile .
Aroma is really ripe , sweet peaches , sour funk, apples, yeast, and an overall fruit,floral smell .
Taste is more sour than the aroma hints at but not in a bad way, just coats the mouth and gives a sour apple feel.
The peaches are more mellow than in the aroma but they provide a nice sweetness and flavor. There's a little funk and sour apple taste, especially in the lingering finish .
Overall this was an incredible beer that I will make a point of looking for as soon as possible just to have a few bottles in stock

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tart peach cobbler

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz. Caged and corked bottle. Date bottled: June 20 2018. Popped open on 9/25/18. 6.1 % abv. Applecrest Farm. Sour Ale Aged on peaches.

A seriously active carbonation and lively appearance due to the fruity enhanced fermentation and wild style yeast additions.

A copper, amber and golden look, crazy-ass streaming, tiny bubbles just flowing to the surface to create this, amazingly smooth, silky-style white foam head. It seems to keep reengergizing itself from below, as the carbonation and living yeast bits just keep pumping it out. The lave is chunky, intericate and sticky icky.

A petfect aroma of sour and tart funky yeasts, wild and funked-up..?but still, mostly fruity based, and I mean...very fruity! Wild berries, citrus sweet, wild peaches and tart, vanilla and cream, bluberries, heavy raspberries and green veggies and maybe some wet, summer grass. I think you get the idea that Farm to Face has a very complex nose, and seriously bold aroma.

The creamy and smooth foam at the top makes it feel wonderfully silky smooth, then the very light and dry body snap rides in! Effervescent and woody-dry like a very nice German Riesling style effect. Sour grapes, tangy earth and a grainy taste poos out a bit later toward the finish. The complexity from 10 months of furthur againg seems very effective.

I've indulged in some of the very best sours or wild ales since it popped up in such a popular way, maybe a decade or so ago. I can proudly say, this is one of tbe finer, and more intense versions I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

Multiple layers of sweet 'n sour fruits pop out, earthy-dry and tart effects over a dry but wicked smooth texture makes this brew a thing of beauty.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light gold in color with a fingernail of dishwater white on top. Vibrant carbonation bubbles are present inside. The aroma is of green apple and peaches. I'm tasting green apples, peaches, and pear. The mouth is moderately carbonated, very dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jheimbigner
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml bottle dated June 20 2018, into the test glass
A - Golden straw color, a touch of haze cant hide the active carbonation. After the initial flurry of twisting spheres settles down. A thin cap of white is supported through the entire experience.
S - Stone fruit forward, peach, nectarine, plum all blend with some sweet malt, a touch of white oak and funky lemongrass.
T - Fabulous fruits on display, that stone fruit trio are accentuated by the mixed culture and the kiss of oak barrel. Sweet malts quickly roll to the tart side! A touch of ashen rime, and beautiful hint of minerals, chalk, with a hint of salinity.
M - Starts out a touch malt forward then rolls right into the tart, palate response is centered the tongues edges are on notice but avoid the red alert. The offering swings through fruit sugar to tart culture seamlessly, finish is crisp and dry, the carbonation keeps things moving along.
O - A very good offering from a well regarded brewery, this must be a delight to brew. Starts as pale ale then the fun begins. Excellent fruit addition and scale, the mixed culture and a touch of oak all add up to a delightful experience.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a Clear Straw Gold with a medium white head. It has medium carbonation. The beer smells of peaches, lacto, vanilla, and apples. It tastes lightly tart, with peaches, apples, and biscuit. It is light and refreshing with a dry finish. A very nice sour from Allagash.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dental
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3/4/18 bottle (bottled June 9, 2016)

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Farm To Face from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 741 ratings