Bubbles
Foam Brewers

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 9.67%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
From:
Foam Brewers
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
n/a
-
Notes:
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of angrybabboon
angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 3/13/18

Note: 2016 bottle, hadn't planned on reviewing because I never drank this fresh, but it's quite noteworthy aged...

A: Medium caramel with some amber tones and some caramel around the edges - clear - pours with a large white head, fades to a few wisps, retains a small collar and leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Bright, sharp funk and some really nice oak - a moderate amount of Brett, with some cherry skins and dry pineapple, with some barnyard funk - some acidity, some lactic funk and musty basement - lightly earthy - saison yeast funk - the oak is as potent, if not more, than the funky saison aromas - really nice wood and barrel, with some hints of spice, vanilla, and bourbon - some pale malts, wheat, light sweetness

T: A lovely blend of oak and funk - sharp yet almost chewy oak and wood - loads of barrel with some spicy tannin, vanilla, and some straight-up wood - some nice bourbon flavors - some musty basement barrel funk and some acidity - saison yeast with some additional acidic but primarily lactic funk, some sharp lemon alongside some musty barn - pale grains and some wheat - no detectable alcohol

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, sharp with some lingering funk

O: I suppose the next of this series is the Green Bastard

Foam makes some excellent IPAs, and I suppose I have neglected their treatment of other styles. I suppose I have some regret about leaving this bottle in my fridge. Or maybe not... This is really great for an (accidentially) aged saison. If this comes out again, I'll be buying more.

Mar 13, 2018
Photo of BEER88
BEER88 from Washington

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Strong abv for a saison but not noticeable, it helps the feel be much fuller and slick. The smell is oak, tannins, funk, lemon, pepper, vanilla, and hay. The taste mirrors the smell! Overall an incredible BA brett saison. I wish i had another.

Sep 30, 2017
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

some of the coolest packaging i have ever seen on any beer, really clever and nice looking, and the beer inside is incredible, this is the first packaged beer i have had from these guys, and its expert. thanks to my boy back east for hooking this one up awhile back, finally cracked into it. its basically lambic, but imperial in its strength. light light copper color or dark gold, one or the other, super bubbly head like champagne on the pour, but it settles back and looks almost flat after a minute. amazing aroma of mature wild ale, bretty funk and heaps of wood, a little floral honey element, some bacterial sourness, tons of character, and actually really does smell like true old world lambic! the flavor is right there too, light iodine or medicinal funk, tons of bretty weirdness, wet oak, super mature tasting for a brewery as new as these guys are. not quite all the way dry, sweet flowers and richer grain than i am used to in lambic beer, and then of course the alcohol, which cant quite stay hidden in a beer this strong, but i like what it contributes too. cool to have one of these be a little maltier and not so wheaty tasting, more round than that, still earthy at its base, but with a ton of nuance. its not overly sour, but uniquely developed in that respect. it has w lot of wood on it, plenty of funk, and is really really tasty, something that inspires a lot of promise for other wild ales in their future, and definitely has me wanting more. this is super complex and delicious, fully lambic-esque, and probably good in the cellar indefinitely. really special beer here thats somehow flown under the radar...

Aug 27, 2017
Photo of Alieniloquium
Alieniloquium from Florida

3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Clear golden. Smells of brett, citrus, some tropical fruit. Does have a little bit of yeast plastic aroma. Tastes of lightly tart brett, lemon, sweet golden malts, and some earthy spiciness. Medium body. Well carbonated. Not bad.

Apr 05, 2017
Photo of jfitzbrew
jfitzbrew from Vermont

4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Might be their best beer yet. Beautiful honey peach color with mild haze and a beautiful white head. Incredible aroma of tart citrus funk. Orange marmalade is correct, the oak and brett comes through very nicely and then finishes dry leaving you wanting more. Highly carbonated and nice lively bright mouthfeel to match. Very smooth for 9.2 ABV as well. Curious to see how this ages.

Jan 19, 2017
Bubbles from Foam Brewers
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 9 ratings