Archives: Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Saison D’Erpe-Mere Zymatore

May 21, 2012 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren, Country: Belgium, Grade: A regular, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

While at the great DBGB last night slip slidin’ the night away with the carpet salesman, I noticed a beer type of the like I’d never seen before:  a gin-barrel-aged brew.  Now, I didn’t even realize gin was made in barrels, but glad of it, because this beer was outstanding, a funky saison with a […]

Nebraska Reserve Series Apricot Au Poivre Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels

March 29, 2011 by Aaron Goldfarb | 1 Comment | Filed in Brewer: Nebraska, Brewer: Russian River, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Style: Blonde Ale, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

6.5% from a 750 mL (I apologize for the sideways picture–my iPhone is fucked up.) So…I write a novel, I’m feeling pretty proud about myself, about my career, and yet I keep hearing from people, I keep receiving emails: “Why don’t you review beer any more?!” I guess I thought novel > beer blog reviews […]

Fantome Saison

December 22, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brasserie Fantome, Brewer: Southampton Publick House, Country: America, Country: Belgium, Grade: A regular, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

8% ABV from a 750 mL I never thought I’d be a saison fan, but sure enough, I have become one late in 2009.  Coincidentally well out of saison season as we hit the snowy, bitter winter of New York.  Oh well, I’ve never exactly drank to season any how.  Of course, it’s easy to […]

A Tale of Two Cherry Beers

August 3, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 7 Comments | Filed in Brewer: New Glarus, Brewer: Southern Tier, Country: America, Grade: A-, Grade: F regular, Style: Fruit Beer, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Southern Tier Imperial Cherry Saison 8% ABV from a bomber Let’s touch on a few seemingly unrelated points just to begin: 1.  Southern Tier is one of the finest breweries in America. 2.  I have been accused of being a beer grade inflater. 3.  I always finish beers. 4.  I detest beer snobs and their […]

Boulevard Saison-Brett

July 15, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Boulevard, Country: America, Grade: A regular, Grade: A-, Grade: B plus, Style: Quadrupel, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

8.5% ABV bottled (#08516 of 11925) Boulevard hadn’t really impressed me in the past, especially on a last summer trip to Kansas City, but their highly acclaimed Smokestack Series would surely change all that.  My friend Taco Town Dave was visiting from Oklahoma and he asked if there was anything local I’d like.  “Any and […]

Goose Island Juliet and Sofie

July 14, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Goose Island, Country: America, Grade: A-, Grade: B plus, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Style: Wild Ale

Was lucky enough to get to try the two newest releases from Goose Island’s Reserve Series, and here are your reporter’s humble findings. Juliet 6.7% ABV on tap It had been a real struggle to find this wild ale that’s been getting magnificent reviews, so when I learned that the very much underrated UWS beer […]

The Lost Abbey Carnevale Ale

May 19, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: The Lost Abbey, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

6.5% ABV from a 750 mLer You know you’re a New Yorker when you sing and dance to your ipod while walking the streets.  I’m not talking a slight, unwitting head bob, a silent mouthing of the lyrics to a favorite song in particular.  I’m talking straight up, belting out the lyrics with a 90% […]

The Bruery Saison De Lente

May 12, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 6 Comments | Filed in Brewer: The Bruery, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

6.5% ABV on tap Truths, Myths, Misconceptions, Malodor, and Consequences at New York City Civil Court Jury Duty I’d of course forgotten to set my alarm the night before.  But, luckily, the weather was nice so the all-male Orthodox Jewish preschool housed directly underneath my bedroom window had allowed its pupils to play outside on […]

Surly Cynic

October 2, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Surly, Country: America, Grade: A-, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

6.5% ABV from a 1-pint can You hear her laugh the second she enters the joint.  One of those tilt-your-head-back-and-just-eject-noise-from-your-mouth laughs.  She might literally say “HA.”  HA! HA!! HA!!! HA!!!!  The thing is though, that no one probably even said anything funny.  It’s simply an attention-grab.  But you don’t need to turn in your barstool.  […]

Birrificio Del Ducato Nuova Mattina (New Morning)

June 4, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Birrificio Del Ducato, Country: Belgium, Grade: B-, Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

5.9% from a bottle Another Tria selection. One of the oddest beers I’ve ever had, which is a statement you might notice I seem to say a lot after visiting Tria. This beer has ingredients in it such as coriander, ginger, green pepper, chamomile, and licorice. It smells like it does when you mow the […]