Beer: Farm to Face
Brewery: Allagash Brewing Company
Style: Pale Ale
I just want to start this off by saying that I am consistently excited when I hear there is a beer I haven’t tried from Allagash. This Farm to Face pale ale with peaches had me just as excited but also wondering how I would like it. Being that I am in Philadelphia and Allagash is in Maine I can’t get up to the northeast as often as I wish to try some more of their beer. Many times I find their white, dubbel, and flux but occasionally the bottle shop down the street from me will bring in a couple limited editions that I can’t wait to give a shot.
So this weekend as I watched some Netflix in the new year of 2015, my boyfriend Michael and I popped open a bottle of Farm to Face. I would say we started off the new year right, that bottle was emptied and gone long before our Netflix episode had ended; it was just that tasty.
It has a nice head on it when first poured but it dissipates quickly leaving a nice lace bobbing around the edges of this vibrant amber ale. The peachy scent is given off as you first sip it waiting for this flowing ale to finally reach your lips. When it does though, you’ll definitely know it. It is tart at first and remains that way but is nicely balanced by the fruitiness of the peach flavor. It is medium bodied and light, the crisp peach flavor is evident and remains on your taste buds well after that first sip. The three pounds of peach per gallon that it is brewed with was definitely the perfect amount. A must try for sure, enjoyable even in these chilly winter months despite peach brews being mostly popular in the summer. I think my favorite word for describing this brew is refreshing. It is so refreshing I would easily drink this everyday and love that it is light and crisp. The peach notes stick with you even in the aftertaste.