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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Farm Hand: French Style Farmhouse Ale 5.5% abv 16 oz Becher glass There was a time in old world France when nearly every family farm had a brewery. A necessary part of farm life was to provide a ration of beer to sustain and nourish the laborers and beer was safer to drink than the water of the time. Farmhand is our interpretation of what these rustic beers must have been like. It is slightly cloudy from being made with raw un-malted grains a nd a simple single infusion mash procedure.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (489) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Balanced with nice spice, tartness, and earthiness. Not too sweet, not too dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Can: Clear gold, with a puffy white head. Strong lemony yeast aroma. Lemon, apple, light caramel malt flavor. Sweet, rich, fruit and malt..... Just mildly funky. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
16 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, wheat, cracker, straw, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Pours yellow with no head. Not a lot on the nose. There’s a bit of funk on the tongue but it’s pretty subdued. Finishes clean at least.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Poured a light cloudy yellow color with aromas of light hay, funk, some lemon, yeast and spices. Flavors match the aromas with some lemon and light funk. Solid overall and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2014
16 oz can 11/7/14 (Payless Liquor #9-Indy)-Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, and funk. Taste the same. This light bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
10/10/2014: Vivant Farm Hand French Style Farmhouse Ale... Pours the color of hazy lemon juice, minimal white crown. Yeasty, funky aroma. Grassy, herbal, some wheatiness, and just a bit of bite in the finish. Medium-light, a bit thin at times, but quite good. I really like this beer because it’s unique; it’s not the typical bland so-so "farmhouse" beer. One pint can shared by Lance. Thanks!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is sweet, taste is sweet, some pepper, okay saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
can. pours very pale golden with a small white cap demonstrating very little retention and no lacing per say. lightly sour-ish small yellow and red fruits, some strawberries too, fresh wheat and its light acidity, hay, pepper, subtle flowery notes. lively to average carbonation, light body, very lightly tart and astringent grassy-herbal-citrusy finish. nice stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1347) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Good. Belgian yeast flavor is solid. Only downside is it has a tartness that doesn’t work super well.


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