Farm To Face | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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.

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Ratings: 763 |  Reviews: 132
Reviews by kdb150:
Photo of kdb150
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent, if typical, American sour. Most American sours tend to be a straightforward blend of fruit, wood, and sourness, and this is no exception. Pleasant to drink, but just not quite the complexity you get from a world-class sour beer. Still, a top-notch effort from Allagash, which has one of the best barrel programs going. Recommended.

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Photo of Tony_D
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

This beer is absolutely on point. The nose is full of peach and I could spend the next 30 minutes just smelling this beer. The mouthfeel is perfect for the style and I couldn't really ask for more from this. The taste is full of peach. This is overall one of the better fruited sours I've had and wish I would have stockpiled more of this beer. Great job Allagash

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange/peach color with a modest head that fritters away quickly; a few strands of foam stick

Smell: a hint of peaches and tartness with the signature Allagash house funky notes.

Taste: Moderate tartness that is a 5.5 out of 10. Mild to moderate funk. Light peach flavor that gets more peachy as this one gets warm. The funk also increases more as it warms, but the balance between the peach and funk is pretty even once this beer is close to room temperature.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish with creamy and slightly prickly carbonation.

Overall: Another winner from Allagash; if it is a sour beer in a 375ml bottle in C&C format...its a sure bet that the beer will be a winner! I would have like more peach, but this is still a might fine beer peach sour that Allagash has made here.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a bottle on Thanksgiving of 2014, and shared a bottle last week with a co-worker.

All I will say is that this is quite possibly the single most enjoyable, delicious beer I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. It's sour and fruity and hits every note absolutely perfectly. Other reviewers have done a great job at describing this brews amazing, complex flavors, so I will just reiterate.... If your lucky enough to get your mots on a bottle, don't let go.

I wish to god I had more of it.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

By way of DantheMan. 375ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Gentle pour yields a .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is a stunning, bright, if slightly cloudy white peach. Lacing is stringy and patchy with pretty good stick. Very nice.

I can smell this as I start to pour it... a great sign. Hints of sour peaches with a citric tartness and a mellow, foamy funk in the back. Really aromatic.

Opens acidic and super juicy and tart. Notes of sour peach, citrus fruit, cane sugar and a puckering tartness. More peach meat in the middle that mellows out a bit as I take more and more sips and starts to develop a nice, juicy sweetness. Bright, acidic and a bit funky on the finish with a lingering, sour aftertaste. Really good. Fruit is upfront and in your face without being overwhelming. Great balance.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and sparking and puckering going down. Filmy on the finish with a lingering, juicy aftertaste. Really drinkable.

This is near the top of the wild ales that Allagash has put out... and considering the pedigree, that's saying a lot.

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Photo of Mineo
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Peach and green apples in the taste. Outstanding. One of the best sours I've had.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from my local Keyfood supermarket of all places. I forget how much this was. It was probably too much. 7/16/15 born on date.

Tulip pour. Ever so slightly hazed light amber body. Sticky white wash head.

Sour apricot scent. Faded grassy hops. Yeasties.

A sour punch of sorts. Very similar taste to extreme sour warheads. Very sharp. A very foggy sense of peach, more of a generic fruit sour flavor( I would have guessed apricot or sour plum). A little vinegar & a splash of varnish on the backside. Maybe a hint of sweetness lingers.

Bracingly sour. It doesn't have a ton of complexity. The first few sips, with it's healthy carbonation, are refreshing & tasty. After a few more though, it feels like my mouth is being sterilized.

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

look: crystal clear (though with loads of swiftly rising bubbles) Golden. Delicate and full white head that lingers and coats the glass.
smell: Peach to be sure but so well done....quite dry, some delicate tart and funk.
taste: as advertised, "like biting into a juicy peach with tartness throughout".

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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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Photo of Ken_P
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 batch, 375mL bottle poured into a HF wine stem. Golden body, 1 finger of head, quickly fizzles down to a ring of foam. Nice lacing. Nose is Brett funk with a looming peach sweetness. Some lemons, orange and grass as well. Taste is the more of the same. Peachy sweetness, tart lemons and dry Brett front. A touch of pickles as well. Feel is light and tart but not sour. First time having this fresh and it's damn good. Excellent balance between peachy and funky. Last time I had this it was about 6 month old and the peach had faded and it was a bit more sour. I prefer it fresh but if you're looking for more sour, let it sit.

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Photo of charlzm
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on October 11th, 2015. Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Beer is a lovely clear amber-orange shade with a nice white head.

Aroma is tart and fruity.

Flavor has a significant acidic bite right out of the gate but is not so far into sour territory as to be brutal. Refreshing peach flavor that is not overbearing but instead blends very well with the tartness. Delicious!

Mouthfeel is spritzy and on the lighter side of medium. Light and pleasant.

This is one of the better sour fruit beers I have had. Thanks so much to Zonk (Brian) for the trade!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a bright, vibrant, gold coloring with a slow roll of carbonation in the body, feeding an uneven, bubbly, clingy, white head. Aromas of tart and sour fruity notes forward, with white wine characteristics abound, followed by sweet peach fruit notes, and subtle yeast funk and esters. Very aromatic, and my mouth is watering just from the smell. Flavors are very tart and crisp forward, puckering your mouth immediately. White grape must, lemon juice, and tannins all blend with a richly sweet peach backbone to deliver this fruity, sour punch to the taste buds. Some subtle yeast funk throughout, but everything is so tart and sour that it cleans up quickly. The body is light, effervesced, and sharply crisp on the palate, with a puckering sour and subtle peach sweet aftertaste. Dry, crisp finish, leaving your palate thirsting for more. What a great beer!

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Photo of Damian
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) corked and caged bottle purchased at Whole Foods Market, Cambridge, MA
Date Bottled: August 22, 2014
Served in a tulip

Really attractive appearance. The crystal clear, brassy amber body was topped by an inch-tall, frothy, off white crown that faded to a thick, bubbly collar. A steady stream of bubbles ascended the liquid. Thick chunks of streaky lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was a bit muted initially but it became more interesting as the beer sat. Slightly musty and bretty. Subtle peach and apricot notes were detectible. There was a dry, powdery yeastiness. A plastic-y, Band Aid-like quality was noticeable as well. Moderately tart with a touch of barnyard. Musty, funky notes came out more as the beer warmed. The peach and apricot intensified as well.

The flavor profile was rather simplistic and uninteresting. Super sour. Fairly sweet as well. Sweet Tarts definitely came to mind. Crisp and lemony. Really bright and acidic. Almost vinegar-like. The dry, crackery finish was uber crisp and tart. By the end of the session, a touch of apricot flavor was detectible.

The beer contained a fine, mild effervescence that gave the liquid a pillowy soft plushness. Creamy and supple. Super smooth.

Of the various Allagash sour beer offerings I have sampled, most have failed to really impress me. Farm To Face, however, might have been the most disappointing of them all. This beer is an uninspiring sour bomb that contains barely any peach flavor and lacks in overall complexity.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer. The pop of the cork and the visual of the cold air escaping the bottle sets the stage. Straw gold pour dark enough that you can't see through it but clear enough to see the bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is hay, green apple, grape must, funk and tart peaches. Taste is right there with the aroma - green apple, yeast, brett funk, fresh peaches and tart peaches. Tart but not too tart; all the flavors are balanced. Let the bottle warm up otherwise it'll taste too champagne-like. Finishes incredibly dry. Incredible beer.

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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 StonedTrippin
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

allagash does some amazing stuff, and their fruited wilds are among the best in the game. this is near the top of that heap even, and maybe the best peach based sour beer I have ever had. it has the best of both worlds in terms of funk and sour, with as much musty oak bretty weirdness as lactic sourness, I always like them in combination, and its beautiful here. in the nose, the peach on this is juicy yellow peach, fleshy and ripe, august, but in the flavor, its more of the fuzzy tart skin, maybe just short of ripe where they are a little puckery, and the transition between the two is really nice as well, because the finish isn't at all sweet. instead its hyper dry, but without ever losing the fruit flavor. carbonated like champagne and plenty tannic, it almost has a white wine barrel flavor and feel to it, although I think it was just neutral oak on it. grateful to my brother for sharing this one, a total rarity in general but elevated to white wale status for a Colorado guy. phenomenal wild ale, through and through. allagash remains one of my favorites year after year for beers like this that shows everyone else still has plenty of catching up to do.

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Photo of Suds_Suds
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

So much peach in this, felt like biting into a juicy peach that finished with a hint of tartness. The flavours and aroma really came alive more as it warmed. Wish I would have bought more bottles when I had the chance.

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Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured from the bottle into a Worthy Burger snifter. Clear dark golden color, medium thickness and density carbonation. Nose is pretty tart, taste is peach with tart ale. Hardly any funk made this very enjoyable, it was very similar to Fou Foune to me. Carbonation is on point, and it had a somewhat light body. Super balanced and very drinkable.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of lateralundertow
3.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joel66
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy peach pour with thin layer of head. Nose is moldy peach and lactic acid

Taste of sour peach, reminiscent of yellow bus.

Very very very solid american sour. Top 3 from Allagash that i have tried

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at York River Landing.
In a snifter the beer was a copper color with a small white head.
Aroma of peaches, citrus. A little bit of funk.
The taste improved on the aroma. Sweet peach, a little lemon, a tiny bit of yeastiness.
Tart, crisp mouthfeel.
Just a beautiful beer!

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

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