Farmer's Daughter
The Alchemist

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #260
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,453
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.78%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
99
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The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
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Reviews by amano_h:
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Pears. Orange peel. Chrysanthemum. Lemon. Slight clove. Wheat. Fuji apples. Grass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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T: Lemon. Wheat. Pears. Clove. Grass. Slight milk sugar. Bitter gourd skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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M: Creamy. Crisp. Dry. Medium-bodied. Soft, tongue-tickling carbonation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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O: Drinks like a Session Belgian Strong Pale Ale with a Vermontoise twist. Main takeaway is the superb balance struck between the yeast and malt derived flavors as the hops only play a tertiary role as the "drying" agent of the brew. In true Alchemist fashion, however, the hops stand out regardless of how minor of a role it's relegated to; it's as if Delirium Tremens or La Chouffe was dry hopped with American hops after having taken a substantial downgrade on the ABV and body (thickness) department. Nevertheless, a nice enjoyable dry 7% saison to help me remind myself that the worst of the week is already behind me.

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amano_h from Oregon, Dec 16, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corson from Alberta (Canada), Oct 18, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

riderwbd from Vermont, Apr 16, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

lochraneg from New Hampshire, Oct 26, 2017
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3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

TBonez477 from Vermont, Apr 26, 2017
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Scotty_J from Vermont, Apr 04, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mattybuchs from Vermont, Mar 31, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BEER88 from Bahrain, Jun 30, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a straw golden body that is heavily hazy. Nice fluffy white head that sticks around a bit. Aroma is pepper, lemon, bready malt, typical saison aroma. Flavor has some light tartness (unlikely from lactic bacteria) and a continuation of the pepper from the nose with some creamy wheat based mouthfeel. Not as crisp and dry as a traditional saison, but nice none the less!

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frasergrove from California, Apr 28, 2017
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4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What a beautiful beer. Bready, fruity, tons of pepper, nice funk. Hoppy for a saison, but that's what makes it special. What more could you ask for.

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JonnyJuicebox from Massachusetts, Apr 13, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

edthehead from New York, Apr 14, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CharlesK from Pennsylvania, Apr 12, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

johnlatona from New Jersey, Apr 05, 2017
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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts, Apr 29, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11-52_4hops from Virginia, Jun 02, 2017
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2.02/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts, Apr 09, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

TheLefty1616 from New York, Apr 14, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thoglund from New York, Apr 10, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7irondave from Massachusetts, Apr 09, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best saison I’ve ever had. Excellent all around, and I wish I could have bought more. Crisp and clean.

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Bhooved from Massachusetts, Oct 20, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a clear straw colored body with a dense, three-finger white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Definitely less retention than traditional saisons, but still pretty decent. Good lacing as well
S -- Pilsner malts, sundried tomato, floral notes, doughy yeast, lemon, a touch of citrus, honey, and rosemary
T -- Quite sweet honey-like malt profile. Also getting yeast, garden-herb hoppiness, and a touch of lemon
F -- The sweetness makes the character a little cloying. Fluffy, medium carb, medium mouthfeel
O -- The sweetness could definitely be turned down a notch, but otherwise a pretty interesting take on a saison. It's The Alchemist, so of course there's some hop character, yet it doesn't overwhelm

79/100

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Holderness from Massachusetts, Oct 17, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Straw, hazy with two inch head. Low carbonation.
Smell: Lemon, pepper, and banana.
Taste: Lemon, pepper, strawberries, real refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Crisp easy drinking.
Overall: A good saison. I enjoy higher alcohol saisons more than lower ones.

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Phineasco from Massachusetts, Apr 17, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Generally I am not a saison guy, however of all saisons I have tried this is one of the better options. the best thing about this saison is the clean aftertaste.

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cmurphy7 from Massachusetts, May 07, 2017
Farmer's Daughter from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 99 ratings