Farm To Face
Allagash Brewing Company

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From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #54
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
97
Ranked #555
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 6.61%
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
661
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 31, 2022
Added:
Aug 11, 2014
Wants:
  142
Gots:
  159
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled 06/18/2020: Poured 05/30/2022
POP! Wonderful strong cork pop on this bottle. Bubbles dissipate fast with some carb left which lingered for 10-15 minutes. Orange hazy pour with floating debris. Applesauce and peachy aroma. I'll say the peach flavor is mostly overwhelmed by the tartness. Puckers the mouth like a sour candy. Very sweet, then replaced by very sour but very full flavor.
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
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Reviewed by SaisonMaker from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent sour ale with a hint of peach. Peach is such a delicate flavor but this is really balanced. The peach is never going to be super strong but you do get the flavor and aroma of fresh Maine peaches. Allagash's sour beers (and others) are so well done.
Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the bottle, pours a clear golden orange color with visible and audible carbonation. A modest head quickly dissipates.

Funky and rustic aromas impart tartness. Notes of sour peaches, green apple and a sweet cracker malt base.

Very tart with flavors of peaches, green apples, lemons and vinous flavors. Medium body with a lively and champagne like carbonation. The malts solidly hold things together with flavors of cracker and wheat. The mouthfeel is acidic and mouth puckering; very refreshing overall. The finish is bone dry and intensely tart.

Fantastic beer. Mouth puckering tartness along with tasty fruity flavors. It feels like an authentic Belgian Lambic. I would love to have again.
Oct 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Benish from Wisconsin

Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2019 vintage

L -- Pours a slightly hazy golden straw body with 4+ fingers of dense white head produced with gentle pour. Great retention and lacing
S -- Nice balance of sweet juicy peach, lemony acetic lacto tartness, and some pedio-driven funk. Not super complex, but that's ok
T -- Lemon warheads, unripe yellow peach, green apple, bit of oaky astringency (although I don't think they barrel age this?), hint of wet hay. Quite tart
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, well carbonated. A little overly puckering from the sourness but has a nice softness from the natural carbonation
O -- For the $14/13oz pricing, this could definitely be better. It's a bit one-dimensional in its aggressive tartness, as many of these lacto-forward American wilds are. Based on prior reviews and my own prior experience with fruited wilds, drink this fresh.

78/100
Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 17, 2020
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled June 6, 2016. Cost $13.99 (ouch). Poured with little head. Nose was decent but I didn't get a lot or any peach. Taste was better balanced than most American sours that are just that - sour, for sour sake. Refreshing but could use a bit more malt balance for my taste.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Apr 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Mar 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12.7 fl oz yielded 8 after the bottle Explosion upon uncorking and covering a good deal of the surrounding area. Open it over your sink. 4/25/2019 bottling date. Appearance is a cloudy orange, no head. Aroma is sour/pear/cider/ peaches. Taste is right in line, very acidic. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation high. Something happened in the bottle, absolutely too much pressure. Taste is pretty good notwithstanding.
Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by beerrat from Virginia

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.39 by caffeinelogic from New York

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BerryKumquat from California

Dec 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.9 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio

Dec 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by bluehende from Delaware

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Ajlvt from Washington

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours a very nice golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has tart peach hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice sour peach flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great Wild Ale
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottled Apr. 25, 2019 and picked up at the brewery on Oct. 12. A peach sour from Allagash?! Sign me up! Did not disappoint. Smells and drinks as described. Heavy peach flavor and sweetness with some cracker/malt and tart green apple. The body/feel is perfectly carbonated for the style and skews towards effervescent. This is stellar stuff.
Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 07, 2019
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On cask at the brewery
Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2019
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Rated by lebriarjr from North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Amazing sour
Aug 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by MephistosCafe from North Carolina

Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by kdivers from New Hampshire

May 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Griffith from Connecticut

May 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by gbiello from Massachusetts

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by DaMacAndCheese from Massachusetts

Mar 12, 2019
Farm To Face from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 802 ratings