Amsterdam / Great Lakes / Steamwhistle OCB Farmhouse | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jrenihan on 06-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sage leads the aroma. A lace sheet, a little head on light coloured body. Sage overwhelming taste, pepper, also ginger in the finish. Tasted like crushed leaf has been added. A little earthy. Quenchable, though sippable until it grew on me. Decent carbonation. A toned down version of what was available a few weeks ago a the Brewery Market. I liked the bold taste of that better, sage and strong burning peppercorn.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a golden bright yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of strong spice with peppery yeast notes is dominant with some rustic malt also identifiable. Taste is also a mix between some peppery yeast notes with a dominant mix of spices which is somewhat hard to distinguish. Malt backbone is pretty solid with some rustic Belgian notes. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this one though it would have been better had the peppery notes been somewhat tamer.

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Photo of liamt07
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the brewery, thanks to Pino for grabbing me one. 500ml into a tulip.

Hazy golden yellow, soapy white head with some loose retention and lacing. Nose has some wheat, faint lemony citrus, and some grassier notes. Perhaps a suggestion of funk, but doesn't really get there. A little underwhelming. Peppercorn and cardamom come out with some Belgian-y yeast notes. Sweetish, more citrus zest, and light wheat. Medium feel, with a higher medium carbonation, gentle spicing into the finish. A simple, yet pleasing and moderately refreshing saison. Pretty good.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Great Lakes. Don't recall seeing Steamwhistle listed on the label. Bottled about 2 weeks ago, so very fresh. Poured in to GL pint glass.

A - Slightly cloudy bright yellow colour. One finger of white head that reduced to a thin layer.

S - Belgian yeast, clove, light banana and light herbal aromas up front. Slight citrus in the background.

T - Slight bitterness up front with Belgian yeast and clove flavours. Some spice, sage and light citrus enter in the middle. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. The malts add a touch of bready sweetness.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Volo.

Beer is golden yellow, opaque. A small white head with decent lacing.

Smell is quite spicy, with herbal notes as well. Coriander, white pepper.

Spices in the taste as well- coriander and pepper. Some light fruit. Yeast, and a very mild funk. Dry.

Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Refreshing.

Pretty good. Found it to be rather average at first but it grows on you.

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Photo of peensteen
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quite hazy golden colour, wisp of white head, little lace left. Smell is quite spicy, belgian yeast, clove, pepper, some fruity esters, banana and bubble gum. Taste is spicy with a bit of a leafy sage like flavours, quite a bit of earthy notes, as it warms more yeasty flavours come out as well as some fruit, lightly funky with a bit of floral and citrus. Crisp medium carbonation, medium body and a pretty solid feel overall. This was good but still feels as though it lacks something, more enjoyable as it warmed however.

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Amsterdam / Great Lakes / Steamwhistle OCB Farmhouse from Amsterdam Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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