Grisette Farmhouse Ale | Manor Hill Brewing

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3.97/5
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Grisette Farmhouse AleGrisette Farmhouse Ale
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Brewed by:
Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
manorhillbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by skinsfan on 06-17-2015

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Reviews:
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89
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of jacewg
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.7% Grisette from Manor Hill. Description makes it sound like a fairly hoppy version, as Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc are both mentioned. Wheat, of course, as well.

Look: If you want a clear, see-through beer, you're going to be turned off by this. I'm not. Pours a very cloudy, almost turbid yellow. Lots of tight white head with good retention and lacing.

Nose: Very nice nose. Bright with lots of yeast character with big aromatics. Tropical fruit, a good amount of acidity and funk, and white wine grapes.

Taste: For a grisette, on the bitter side. Definitely hop accented but the funk and acidity along with the farmhouse yeast character never let you forget its true colors. Light bodied with lots of wheat character and tropical hop character. Could pass for a super hazy session IPA until the funk and yeast elements appear. Again, sort of a hybrid with the new-school hops, but very well done. Intensely flavorful for 4.7%

Feel: Bitterness is moderate to high for the style, but doesn't linger. I can't imagine too many people having an issue with the bitterness. Body is light with medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Keep an eye on Manor Hill. This beer melds an old-school style with new hops but it never feels out of place. Instead the intense hop flavors and aromas seem to play perfectly with the acidity and funk provided from the yeast. At 4.7% could drink several of these.

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Photo of petewheeler
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of socon67
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sisterofba
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mongrel
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Doesn't smell like much - slightly lemony, spritzy and minerallic. Also a little musty.

Tastes much the same and I was really surprised that this was only slightly tart. I guess I've been conditioned by uber acidic, funky farmhouse/goses recently. It's lemony and crisp with lavender, heavy minerality and a little mango. Like some cross between grapefruit seltzer, mineral water and saison. There's a little spice towards the end, but it finishes with a soft palate.

This was crisp and tasty, and certainly an interesting brew to dissect, but I don't think there's enough to keep me coming back.

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Photo of philbe311
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into snifter. Light yellow, cloudy with a 1.5 finger white head. A yeasty aroma with some citrus hops and lemon zest. A bit of straw and funk to round it off. Taste is similar to the nose with the yeast and funk, but it has a hoppiness to it. Lighter with soft carbonation, creamy. Pleasant Saison.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a NEIPA in the glass. Taste is extemely dry, with hardly any sweetness to note. No tartness/sourness and the hops are a touch bitter in the finish. A touch chalky in mouthfeel. Overall its a decent summer beer, but its so bone dry that takes a little away from the overall enjoyment.

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Photo of kaunshelly
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oatsodas
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rob-cubed
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So... this one's interesting. None of the Belgian yeast characteristics you'd expect. Uniquely American.

Pours very cloudy yellow with a thin head.

Smells highly of citrus/grapefruit.

Tastes... well it's hard to place. Like a citrus shandy with a bunch of yeast dumped in it. Clean with a note of funkiness. It's hoppy--but mostly on the nose. Clearly some wheat characteristics in the body.

If any lacto is used, it's hard to detect as separate from the hops. But it has a very thin head I'd associate with a sour beer. It's not a sour, nor a traditional farmhouse, but something that isn't totally out of character.

Keep it refrigerated, I had some kept at room temp for 2 weeks nearly explode on opening. It's got a ton of active yeast in it.

I was immediately attracted to this beer because it's different. I don't recall every tasting anything like it. That said I've shared it with friends and I seem to be in the minority.

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Grisette Farmhouse Ale from Manor Hill Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 89 ratings