Transmitter F4 Brett Farmhouse Ale

Posted: January 22, 2016 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Transmitter Brewing

This is the third Transmitter beer that I picked up in Maine. I’m hoping it was as good as the other beers I’ve had from them.


ABV: 6.8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Beer is much more than the sum of its parts. At its most pure form, it’s just four simple ingredients: hops, malt, water and yeast. It is only through the synergy of process and those basic building blocks that unique and interesting interpretations of beer styles are possible. Through the process of brewing, it is possible to make an infinite number of flavor combinations and styles. It is this endless creative possibility that fuels and flames our passion for fermenting beer. Our satisfaction comes from the combination of the basic understanding of the ingredients and their interactions and the ‘aha’ moments of discovery of the synergy between them.”

Random: The labels for the beer are really attractive. One of the brewers discussed this during an episode of “Steal This Beer,” which I listen to every week.

This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had yeast and wheat but not a huge amount of fruit or funkiness. The taste had a bit more citrus. I picked up clementine and lemon zest. It had a significant amount of yeast and white grape as well. The body was on the thinner side and had high carbonation. It was also really dry. The finish was lengthy with yeast and white grape. A bomber of this had a hefty price tag at $20.99 ($.95 per ounce). I liked this beer, but it was the least favorite of the transmitter beers that I’ve had so far.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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