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Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison | Big Sky Brewing Company

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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:
#43,085
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
119
pDev:
17.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of jera1350
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jame515
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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 gatornation
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of snaotheus
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle code is 060131 061914, or something fairly close.

Pours clear yellow until the last bit of the bottle is poured in, when it becomes pretty hazy. Head is huge, almost disastrous, to the point where I couldn't pour the whole 12oz bottle into the pint glass. Head fades into huge peaks and valleys. Smell is apples and spicy, with lemons.

Taste is a bit of a letdown after the smell. Strange bitterness, dirty dishwater, a little bit of the apple and almost no tartness or sour.

Mouthfeel is thin and slick. Overall, it’s a decent beer.

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Photo of Kerrie
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Pegasus
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, medium golden color, with a robust, coarse white head. The carbonation is moderate, and slow-rising. Scattered, patchy lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Phenolic notes dominate the aroma, bread malt is also present. Fruit notes are quite restrained; there is a tart quality, and some pepper as well.

Taste: Opens with moderate phenolic notes, which intensify as the taste progresses. Sturdy, tart wheat malt flavors and an earthy bitterness dominate the flavor. There is a little pepper and an almost spectral fruitiness, far less than expected for the style. As the taste progresses, the bitterness intensifies, culminating in a lingering, strong medicinal taste.

Mouth feel: Rich, smooth, and very full.

Drinkability/notes: A rather one-dimensional example of the style, with most of the characteristics that make the style complex and interesting unfortunately understated.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at HEB in Austin, Texas in April, 2013.

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Photo of harrymel
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.77/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy honey with thick, bubbly white head.

Smell: Earthy aroma, with dried out banana, clove, citrus and white pepper.

Taste: Very similar to the aroma, with the same mix of flavors. Pretty tasty, but the finish is sharp in an odd way.

Feel: Light body, moderately high carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: Much better than the average in my opinion. It seems that the lower abv Saisons usually get lower scores.

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Photo of MacStinson
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Cramerican
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Tracker83
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Rayek
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of thufflife
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bump8628
3.54/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold with a dense white head that leaves behind a few rings of lace. The body is just slightly hazy thanks to the bottle conditioning. All the standard saison notes make an appearance but not one particularly jumps out - spicy pepper and clove, lemon, faint banana, grassy bitterness, along with a slightly off-putting herbal astringency. Malt gives support with some honey sweetness and crackery base.

A sub 6% saison in six packs is appealing to me (see Prairie Standard). Brush Tail is a solid attempt, but the lingering harsh herbal note and it's "generic" saison profile is holding this one back.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of soju6
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thick head that fades very slowly to plenty of lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus, fruit, spice and what seems to be banana.

T: Taste of citrus, fruit some banana, spices and some bread. Mild bitterness blended with tart. Fairly dry finish.

F: Medium body with ample carbonation.

O: Decent beer for the style.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a pillowy white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus peel and grainy sweetness with a little spice.

Tastes of the grains first with a bit of citrus and spice over top. Leads off with grainy sweetness and a bit of bread to it. Citrus hops come through as well as some earthy spiciness. A touch of clove and pepper comes in the end with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is decent, but I probably won't pick up any more.

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Photo of powdersoldier
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Brush Tail Farmhouse Saison from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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