Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison | Big Sky Brewing Company

Brush Tail Farmhouse SaisonBrush Tail Farmhouse Saison
BA SCORE
21.8%
Liked This Beer
3.23 w/ 119 Ratings
Brush Tail Farmhouse SaisonBrush Tail Farmhouse Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States
bigskybrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jellopants356 on 02-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,242
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
119
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.23/5
pDev:
17.34%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 35
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1/5  rDev -69%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of fizzgig
1.99/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Light amber, a little hazy, a little bit of sediment swirling at the bottom of the tulip glass.

S: Some kind of grass or hay, not at all what I expected from a saison.

T: Sharp earthy bitterness that lingers but fails to make a point. Somewhat rude given what I expected from a saison. No character or complexity or if there was it was overwhelmed by the sharpness of the bitterness.

M: Thin, lacking the character I expected from the maltier, better examples of saison I've had.

O: Saison in 12oz bottles is a little hard to find so I was looking forward to this. Big letdown. I would not call this a saison but rather an APA and not a very good one at that. Not sure what I'm going to do with the other 5, I really don't want any more. Good this is a limited run.

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Photo of Jameswoody
2/5  rDev -38.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.46/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Been a while since a new Big Sky beer has crossed my lips, so I'm looking forward to this guy. It pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, light Belgian yeast, light orange peel, and a bit of corn on the back end. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a heaping helping of funky lemon rind and a bit of old clove. The result is a highly objectionable flavor combination that my tongue wishes it could escape. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this beer just plain missed the mark on several occasions. Bummer through and through.

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Photo of lionnusmb
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of drummermattie02
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of CUBeerBuff
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
2.59/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Franziskaner
2.67/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Heavy carbonation off of the pour. Eggshell white foam. Light golden in color and it you get plenty of light coming through. I get some of the Saison yeast in the aroma,but it is quickly followed by a bit of corn. Adjuncts in a Saison = not cool. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. I don't get the trademark slickness of the Saison yeast. I actually get almost a faint bit of a flavor that is similar to coriander and it is pretty strong.

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Photo of deadliest
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of neckbeered
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of harrymel
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mpbrady320
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Kerrie
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mactrail
2.76/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Flagstaff Brewing Company. Color is a golden amber in the pint shaker, but not much of a head. The carbonation is pretty faint. There is a modest but decent aroma of roast malt with a hint of yeast.

The body is fairly thin but with a surprising malty mouthfeel. The main flaw is a plasticky taste. Overall this is very dry, though not with the Belgian flavors where the sweetness transforms itself into a dry finish. This is just very plain, with a browned biscuit taste dominating. I don't even taste anything like fruit, it just has the dry scrape with a little graininess. There are so many interesting Saisons from all over this is just not in the running.

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Photo of Foyle
2.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: 2" fluffy white head recedes slowly with moderate lacing. Significant carbonation present. Deep golden color and somewhat cloudy, but less than is common with saisons.
Aroma: clove, banana, warm bread dough, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: mostly light, fairly crisp, somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: Hops are more forward than expected and mask the sweeter malt flavors (clove, banana, caramel) somewhat.
Overall: very fine, but not great.

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2.96/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer pours a dark yellow color with a big, billowing cap of foam. The aroma presents some decent grain aroma with a background of citrus. However, together with this, is a lingering off component, tending toward something like sourish vegetation---something that should be earthy has went awry. It's light on the palate as it should be, but the flavor profile follows the nose with some curious sourish notes. The sweetness of the grain brings some positive components, but it isn't enough to rescue the flaws. Something went off the rails while brewing this, which is a surprise, since the breweries year-round offerings are very good.

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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 21.8% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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