Sunday, October 23, 2016

612 Brew Red Stack Farmhouse Ale Review

Name: 612 Brew Red Stack Farmhouse Ale
Style: Saison
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 19

It's been well over a year since I reviewed anything from 612 Brew, and frankly based on the canned releases I've seen from them, I haven't been missing too much but that's more or less speculation on my part. In any case, today I've got a brand new release from them called Red Stack Farmhouse Ale, which is a new fall seasonal from them.

Also according to what I've read, it's their first new canned bear release since early last year when they first started doing canned beers. Aside from that, there's not really much else to say about it, so let's try this out.

Appearance - Very hazy yellow color with no visible carbonation but I am seeing tons of sediment floating around inside. The head starts out foamy but settles to a thin appearance. As for the lacing, it's on the spottier side, but it's also sticky for what it is.

Aroma - Pale malts and Belgian Yeasts with some mild clove notes and a light hint of banana. I'm also picking up on what also smell like lager yeasts as well.

Taste - Belgian yeasts and cloves upfront with a solid pale maltiness towards the middle and back, while those banana and lager-like yeasts show up on the back end of the palate. The aftertaste is also quite dry with just a light hint of Belgian Yeasts and some faint hoppiness.

If I could describe this beer in one word, it would be "crisp." It's light in body and easy to drink. No it's not as robust as other saisons out there but all the components are there and fulfill their purpose; Perhaps adding a bit of rye to the mix to liven things up? Either way, it's a good beer worth checking out while fall is still around!

612 Brew Red Stack Farmhouse Ale - 8/10

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