Third Rail Field 2 Farmhouse Ale

This beer was another pickup from Half Time awhile back. They had a single tall boy sitting on the shelf that was mine for the taking. Let’s see how it went.


ABV: 6.1%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Rustic French-Belgian yeast, Bavarian & Slovenian noble hops, Pilsen malt.”

Random: My only complaint about the can is that the color resembles Mets blue.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a lightly cloudy yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a marked yeast presence. Some light spice (specifically coriander) came through with lemon zest and pulp. The taste had more assertive spice, that was still the same coriander that came through in the nose. Lemon zest was next with some subtle orange pulp notes. After a few sips, I got apricot and peach as well. It was really bright and easy to drink. The body was medium thickness for the style with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with generous coriander and yeast. I initially bought this can, which was $3.99 ($.25 per ounce), because I loved the look of the can (I know, not a good reason to buy a beer, but still…). After a few sips, I was really happy this came in a tall-boy can because it was a great beer to drink while watching football and had a lot of flavor, but retained its brightness. If I could get this beer locally, I would definitely have it again, but since it’s distributed in New York, you’ll have to head there to get it.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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