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Gigi's Farmhouse Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Gigi's Farmhouse AleGigi's Farmhouse Ale
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3.65/5
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72 Ratings
Gigi's Farmhouse AleGigi's Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdaschaf on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,030
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
72
pDev:
13.15%
Bros Score:
3.69
 
 
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5
Gots:
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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a massive head (and what is left in the bomber spumes out like a volcano); plenty of lacing action is left behind on the side of the tulip

Smell: Green apple, clove and cinnamon (smells like a mulled cider, almost) with toffee sweetness, underneath

Taste: Cidery flavors, up front, with the apple, clove and cinnamon leading the way; developing toffee sweetness in mid-palate; peppery spice and cardamom adds another dimension, after the swallow, but leaves the beer spice dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high carbonation; slightly boozy

Overall: Rather unbalanced, with spices all over the place, and overly sweet

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty light amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of rustic malt ester and some solid Belgian floral malt is quite interesting. Taste is a good mix between some rustic ester with some floral Belgian malt and a light spicy yeast finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nicely brewed and something I quite enjoyed.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of orange, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, biscuit, light honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice saison. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see this at the store the other day.

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color, rather dark for a saison, with a large, billowy, white head on top. Pretty good retention, last for most of the time it took to drink my glass. Lacing forms briefly when the beer hits the sides, but is gone rather quickly.

S: A good amount going on here, some pepper, clove, and banana, but there is a really strong floral/citrus hop presence as well. A little bit of bready malt.

T: Some more banana and a little white pepper, there is a little bit of hay/straw. The floral component in the aroma, not very present in the flavor profile. Some biscuit/bready malt comes through as well.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight warming from the abv, but not hot when drinking it.

O: A pretty good saison. Happy to see Dominion branching out, and look forward to what they come out with next.

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JohnParadee
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Hazed amber, great head retention

SMELL: Peppery, estery, dragonfruit, creamy, yeast, dried grass, herbal

TASTE: Intensely crisp, spicy, alcohol, slightly buttery, earthy, herbal, nutty yeast, grassy, ripe exotic fruit, parsley, shortbread, faint medicinal; slick, drying finish

So very raw—not lacking in maturity, but more just raw, and it works. It’s not as traditional, more of a modern version here. The aggressive esters do take a toll on this one being drinkable, so you’re better off sharing the bottle between a few people. A lot more fun for tastings and food pairings than on its own.

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of larryi86
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz dated 2/12 poured into a tulip

A- A hazy/murky orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Green apple, musty funk, cloves, pepper.

T- Tart light fruits upfront, mainly apple, cloves, some funk, some earthiness and pepper in the finish.

M- Smooth, medium body, lots of carbonation.

O- Not a bad Saison at all, definitely when it is only $5 a bottle. I will probably be picking up an other bottle to age. Love the tart apples really make this beer what it is.

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Gigi's Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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