Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale

Oregon
United States
Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale is a traditional Saison infused with lemon zest to give the beer a bright lemon flavor balanced by its earthy, fruity base. Pucker up and take a sip!

Profile

ABV: 
6.2%
IBUs: 
29
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Tettnang, Styrian Golding Celeia, El Dorado, Huell Melon
Malts: 
Gambrinus Pilsner, Weyermann Barke Pils, Rahr Raw White Wheat, Weyermann Spelt
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale by pFriem Family Brewers​ was judged as a Fruit and Spice Beer (29B). The base style is a Saison (25B). The typical earthy aromas often found in a Saison are present in this beer. Some wheat malt sweetness is backed by a mild fruitiness. Despite the lemon zest description, it really does not come through in the aroma. The beer is straw-colored and very clear. An off-white head of fine bubbles persists on the beer forming a healthy ring around the edge of the glass. The lemon zest comes through in the flavor as a tangy quality, and the lemon zest bitterness is also quite perceptible. The malts are moderately sweet and provide a nice balance to the zesty citrus character. Yeast flavors are subtly woody and earthy. The slightly tart quality of the lemon zest carries through to the finish. The mouthfeel is creamy with just a touch of alcoholic heat and some astringency, probably from the lemon peel. The blend of yeast character and lemon zest used in moderation balance very well with the malts and the overall strength of the beer. Overall this is a beer worth recommending with enough complexity to intrigue anyone’s palate.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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