In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Belgium Brewery. It is their Long Table Farmhouse Saison Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Mountain high craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this saison.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The smell has an earthly to farm like notes. The taste has a nice refreshing citrus to earth like notes. The aftertaste has a light citrus to lemon like notes. It is very drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
An ode to the communal Saison. Long Table Farmhouse ale brings together the juicy fruit flavors of Belgian yeast and Nelson Savin hops with the spicy and tasty notes of Munich and Rye grains Grab a seat!
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
The longer the table, the more room for friends. This season, our new Long Table Farmhouse Ale is the best excuse to pull up a chair with your closest companions for a few rounds. An ode to the bucolic, table-friendly Belgian saison, we’ve added a delightfully new hoppy spin to the style, creating a sip that whisks a taste of the tropics into the Old World. Traditional grains of Munich, pale malt and rye lend a wash of toasty, spicy bread, while exotic Nelson Sauvin and citrusy Chinook hops buoy the juicy fruit flavors of our Belgian yeast. So gather around and get ready to hoist this spritz complex farmhouse ale amongst the company of friends.
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Closing, I am not a huge fan of most of their Belgian style ales from New Belgium Brewery. I do respect what they do and changing up their seasonals. Long Table Farmhouse Ale is their Indian Summer seasonal or Summer seasonal part two. This brew will take you up to their fall seasonal, which is Pumpkick Ale. This Farmhouse Saison is pretty good. There is a nice balance along with a refreshing taste. I like this brew and I wish it was out there for a little longer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser