Gigi's Farmhouse Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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85
very good
72 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdaschaf on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Photo of brentk56
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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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3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz, Spring '13
Riedel tulip

A: Pours an orange color. Slightly hazy. Thin layer of bright white head. Leaving some sticky lacing. Collar of bright white.

S: Lots of yeast esters. Spice notes. Clove. A touch of banana. Barnyard hints.

T: Up front, definitely some pepper spice and clove. Lots of yeast.

M: Lighter side medium.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: cloudy burnt orange color. With a good white head. And a ok lace.

Smell: fruity orange, some spiciness

Taste: complexed. First it's sweet and malty then changes to a hop spicy flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation. Pretty smooth.

Overall: I love how the flavor at the start is totally diffenert from the flavor at the end.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour into a Victory tulip glass...love those little tulips. Nice large frothy head, even though chilled to fridge temps. Held the head for a good while, but it's gone now w/ no lace.
Aroma is fascinating and fabulous...sweet but tart candy, candied fruit, citrus.
Taste is sweet with some clove and it tastes like the best Jolly Rancher candy ever. A beer lovers candy ddrink although it's not sticky sweet at all.
It's over carbed I think and feels it.
Over all, I am really looking forward to the other 18 ounces in the bottle.
Good stuff!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber type bottle.

Pour is orange amber with a hard, frothy head. Very effevescent. It dissipated rather quickly. Nose of apples, barnyard and yeast. Over-ripe apples.

Carbonic feel on entry, spritzy, full maltiness. Flavors of fresh cut apples, hint of cinammon, complex yeast flavors. More of french farmhouse style. A mix of Bier de Garde and Saison. I love the look, feel and flavor of this beer. Goes in it's own direction at times, but firmly following the style still.

Very well done. I'd like more americna breweries to take up the nuance of this style which Dominion has done with the rocky, hard carbonation and yeast which provides a bit of complexity.

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Gigi's Farmhouse Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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