Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale

Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale

Rated 3.714 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Smuttynose Brewing Company

Portsmouth, NH, United States

Style:  Saison

7.4% Alcohol by Volume

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A homage to traditional European beers brewed for quenching the thirst of farm workers of "Saisonaires." A unique Belgian Saison yeast is used to impart a mixture of spice, fruity and earthy notes along with a lip smacking palatability.

ID: 22269 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank985
Overall Percentile98.1
Style Rank21 of 1239
Style Percentile98.3
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.892
Weighted Score3.714
Standard Deviation0.481

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Very light, bright orange sunshine in color. A small frothy textured, white head rises above. Not much hang time on the head. And no lacing left behind. Fruity and dank yeasty nose. Light wheatiness and coriander in the tasting. Not very inventive. Moderate body.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 4.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Among a group of beers that were given to me by my wife's sister. This was certainly my favourite of the group. Lots of must and earth in the smell with minor notes of citrus. The flavor is really the same. Earthy and musty with light fruit throughout. Quite a balance between the dryness and flavor.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled at #KnoxBeerCrew tasting. Hazy amber-orange pour with ample white head, good lacing. Funky yeasty aroma, some fruits, slight hefe yeast nose - nice complex aroma. Refreshing flavor: fruity, funky yeasty, slightly zesty. VERY worthy.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Bottled in 2010: This beer quickly pulled me in and unveiled the delicate awesomeness it offers. A brilliant golden orange body providing a huge white head and thick lacing, it sparkles in the glass. Fruity and spicy aromas with a mildly funky yeast scent that is reminiscent of Orval. Medium bodied with some warmth and a noble hop bite. Flavor is moderately hoppy (Saaz perhaps) with some peppery spice and passion fruits. A mild barnyard tartness also pushes through once again leading me to a similarity to Orval. Grapefruit and lemon are present in the aftertaste. Amazingly good.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is strong and yeasty with a fruity undertone that has both apple and banana components. It pours a nice clear yellowish amber with a fairly thick, if not persistent, off-white head. Yeasty, wheaty flavor seems to fall about midway between a good ale and a hefeweizen; it has hints of banana and caramel and just a snip of hops. Texture is fizzy and edgy, very lively.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy of JJPM74: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a big foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with some nice medium sweet Belgian malt. Taste is also dominated by some nice fruity ester probably coming from the yeast that was used with some nice medium sweet Belgian malt and a subtle dry hoppy ending. Body was quite full with a somewhat oily texture and some good carbonation. I thought this was a bit too sweet and somewhat cloying when compared to the staples of the style.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a cloudy amber with a smallish head. A very orangey, slightly pithy aroma. A spicy undercurrent comes with a mellow fruitiness. This is much hoppier than expected, but it melds well with the rest of the flavors and aromas. This is really a solid beer.

  • POPPOPGOD 27 reviews
    rated 4.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Being that Im partial to Farmhouse Ales, I thought this one was wonderful. Greta head that laced the glass nicely. Nice typical golden color. It had a very fruity flavor with just a hint of mustiness. I would compare it to Hennepin, which is one of my favorite "everyday" beers

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured an orange color with okay head that didn't last long. Aroma was of spices lots of coriander. Flavor was a little funky coriander and yeast spices some pepper in the finish. Finished a little to sweet for me.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a clear orange color (second pour of bottom of the bottle produced more of an amber color with yeasty cloudiness) with an ok initial head that thinned pretty quickly for the style (ie. weak overall appearance). Aroma was of coriander and spice, almost like a witbier, except for minor funk. Flavor was light funky earthy, sweet wheat, coriander, and other yeasty phenolic spices (a touch of pepper). Perhaps a tad too sweet and sticky underneath the saison flavors, but good stuff (nice price too!).

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