Smuttynose Hayseed

Posted: September 12, 2015 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Smuttynose Brewing Company

The first brewery that we went to on the second day was Hidden Cove. I recognized the area because I ate a restaurant across the street from the brewery the last time I was in Maine. The building was quite large and used to be a restaurant. The brewery had taken over all of the space. We walked into the tasting room and it was…well, sad. The decor was from the 80s and there was only two other people in there. It had a tv, but the ambiance was just lacking. At least they had popcorn? The beers were fine, but nothing worth taking home. Anyways, let’s get to this beer.


ABV: 3.8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Hayseed is our new summer seasonal offering. It is a delicious sessionable farmhouse ale, also known as a grisette. Light-bodied, yet flavorful, Hayseed is like liquid sunshine: perfect after a hike, floating in the lake, or while playing fetch with your old brown dog.”

Random: This was Val’s free beer at Hayseed.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear yellow color with high carbonation. The nose had a lot of grain along with some grass and yeast. The taste was incredibly light with yeast, grass and grain. The body was also quite light with high carbonation. The finish was quick and grassy. There wasn’t much to this beer, but I think that was the intent. It was crisp and light and could go down easy on a hot day. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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