- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (3.0 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Gettin It Farmhouse of the North – Parallel 49 Brewing & 49th State Brewing Collaboration (Brews Brothers 2017), 7.0% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)
-Finally done with this “slightly above average” P49 bomber pack. Lesson learned – collabs with big name breweries don’t always equal big tasting beers. Check ratings first at Ratebeer/BeerAdvocate. Damn you impulse buying.
on the 4-pack bomber box:
“Get it going like a 49er with this Farmhouse of the North. This ale has a light earthy spiciness and a hint of tartness. Unique aromas of orange peel and juniper are complimented by a balanced amount of Northwest hops.”
- Style: Saison
- Taste: Light toasty farty tangy grainy-yeasty barley malt soft lengthy bitter hops
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $28.75 CAD / 4-pack of 650ml., March 2017
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not worth buying the 4-pack
Visual: In a mixed 2017 4-pack of bombers. Pours clear bright orange with very small dissipating head, a 1mm layer of retention, tight clusters of active streams.
Nose: medium-lvl funk, slight citrus, mainly tangy barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: thicker-fine crisp mouthfeel, farty funk sweet malt impression
Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), light toasted grainy-yeasty barley malt, background tangy dull citrus, fizzy-full mouthfeel
Finish: slight orange peel exhale, lengthy soft bitter hops
Summary: There’s a bit of orange peel notes but claiming juniper is a bit of stretch. The overall drinking experience is rather dull for a saison, but at least the fullness of CO2 and burpiness are there. I’m not particularly liking the heavy sweet malt-farty combo.